Windows 10: Can not Activated my Windows 10/ Might be because of deleting old Windows folder

Discus and support Can not Activated my Windows 10/ Might be because of deleting old Windows folder in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi! I changed my Windows 7 to windows 10 , two days ago. Originally my Windows 7 was a purchased version so I had no problem upgrading to windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ArwenEldarien, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:42 AM.

  1. Can not Activated my Windows 10/ Might be because of deleting old Windows folder


    Hi! I changed my Windows 7 to windows 10 , two days ago. Originally my Windows 7 was a purchased version so I had no problem upgrading to windows 10 and activating it.

    But the problem started when yesterday I erased all my Old Windows folder from my System because I thought I do not need it anymore.

    (It was a long process too)

    I think apparently my product key and other info was related to the Old Windows folder too.

    Now I get the error - notification that I need to Activate my Windows. when I click on Troubleshoot it says I gotta purchase it or change My Windows 10 Pro to Windows Home.

    What should I do?

    :)
     
    ArwenEldarien, Apr 15, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  3. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
  4. Anusha Win User

    Can not Activated my Windows 10/ Might be because of deleting old Windows folder

    C windows installer folder - Delete?

    He can do symbolic link redirection and move the files in it to a different location. *Wink Can not Activated my Windows 10/ Might be because of deleting old Windows folder ;)
    Better try it out in a virtual of first. Just a suggestion.

    Like:
    First move everything in c:\windows\installer to d:\installercache
    Then delete c:\windows\installer folder
    Then type this in command mode as admin
    mklink /d c:\windows\installer d:\installercache

    Removing those installer files is a bad idea. it might prevent you from updating or uninstalling apps.
     
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