Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by x86, Jan 17, 2018.
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Well good news is Pro installed fine.
Bad news it did not retain the OEM activation as status now says cant reach activation servers (I was offline while doing the installs)
On my non-MSDM boxes, whenever I upgraded in place on OEM activated win 7 sp1 pro it activated pro for me without doing anything. Guess that isn't the case any more.
Yes, my test was with 17083 rs_prerelease.
To establish a HWID by real upgrade you need the system to be connected, how else would the HWID be sent to MSFT activation servers Let's hope i am wrong and it activates after all.
Give it a few minutes to settle and all being well it will auto-activate.
The activation server may be busy....
I have never had any of my pc's online during the upgrade, once it all installed, connect to the 'net and i just wait until it says, oh you have a digital license.
I could have sworn I've done upgrades in place while offline, but it's been a while (as seen from how old my QT tool is). I'll connect up and see what happens! cheers. And thanks for all the help
Let's hope i am wrong, try a reboot and see what happens.
or try to run "slmgr -ato" in an elevated cmd.
You were right. I was mistaken. Connected up and activated win 10 pro. Thanks to all for the help.
Now on to my other desktop that wont even take win7 install in the first place.... (acpi blue screen right after install starts) I'm so fed up with that one that I'm just going to grab an old pro sticker . /endrant /offtopic
All credits to @mxman2k
Glad it all worked out in the end Now update your QT it has a LOT more info that v17 lol may come in handy later ...
@Enthousiast , see i did say that PID.txt routine in the MRP would come in handy one day
You cheeky sod, as you would say?
As far as i know you have to be connected on internet so win10 version can be activated, that's what logically you have to do so that communication between MCST server and your machine coud take place to get the activation done.
It not have to be online during the upgrade saves time as it not looking for updates etc which can take ages!
As long as it connected to the net after the upgrade has completed and your at the desktop it will communicate with m$ servers automatically.
I also thought that, but @mxman2k reminded me the genuineticket.xml can be created offline and after the upgrade it gets applied and when online it will activate. Again, all credits to @mxman2k
i didn't say you have to be connected during the upgrade , where did you see i said that ?
i was talking about connecting the machine on the net after the upgrade.
If you looked i not quoted anything you mentioned
I was mentioning the fact in general because i have found that out with the many tests etc i have done over the last x months
Yup thanks a bunch to @mxman2k, got me all sorted out. And yes I'll go update my QT tool suite. Did not have a compelling reason to keep up to date with it as the old version I had was good enough for my then-needs. Now that I know I'm running very old stuff, might as well grab the latest/greatest!
Your welcome The main thing is your all sorted.
I was joking about the QT but yes the latest version has a lot more information that can come in handy when pin pointing a problem, not just with activation/branding.
i was used to do it as well successfully but by doing a clean install with bootable usb driver, when it comes to machines which were bought with win10 home pre-installed, when booting from usb drive, win10 home is automatically chosen but this could be easily remedied by adding "windows 10 professional" into ei.cfg file and the problem was solved, By doing it, you could choose between installing home or pro and as i said, it always worked for me but i haven't done it since.