Windows 10: Activation key for free windows update

Discus and support Activation key for free windows update in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi there We had some installation issues back when Windows were giving free upgrades to Windows 10. I've recently had to re-set the laptop and have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by coco clown, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Activation key for free windows update


    Hi there


    We had some installation issues back when Windows were giving free upgrades to Windows 10. I've recently had to re-set the laptop and have used the bootable USB to resinstall the windows 10 system software. Now, however, it wont activate because i cant remember the code they gave me.


    I've tried to get help from microsoft support, but cant get to speak to anyone :


    any ideas? Its re-installed fine, but obviously it says its not a validated copy.


    Many thanks, Karl

    :)
     
    coco clown, Dec 22, 2019
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  2. FX-GMC Win User

    Windows 8.1 pro + WMC key activation

    This worked for me last time with a Win 8 key.

    Install Windows 8.1 and enter KMS key during setup. Once in windows change product key to my Windows 8 key. Go to add features and enter my WMC add-on key. Drink a beer to a job well done.
     
    FX-GMC, Dec 22, 2019
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  3. tigger Win User
    Windows 8.1 pro + WMC key activation

    So it will be fine installing 8.1 pro with a KMS key, then switch to my 8 pro key and it will activate ok?

    Maybe a daft question but why can't you just install 8.1 pro with the 8 pro key, or is it different keys for 8 and 8.1? seems silly when 8.1 is a free update anyway.
     
    tigger, Dec 22, 2019
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  4. tigger Win User

    Activation key for free windows update

    Windows 8.1 pro + WMC key activation

    I was considering buying a WMC pro add on for my windows 8.1 pro install, but have googled and found some people had trouble activating it. Has anyone on here got any experience with this.

    As to my install, I have a real Windows 8 pro key. So I installed windows 8 pro using a MSDN retail .iso which was activated soon as it finished installing , then I updated to .1 pro.

    When you buy the WMC add on, it changes your key, I have read some people have had trouble activating it, now mine activates from windows, I hate doing the phone activation crap, so I don't want to have to do that after the WMC add on finishes installing.

    The question is, what happens to my windows 8 pro key, is it still usable? and how would i go about if I had to reinstall? would it have to be-

    Install win 8 pro-update to 8.1-install WMC add on, or could i use a windows 8.1 pro with WMC disc?

    Thanks guys

    Tigger
     
    tigger, Dec 22, 2019
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