Windows 10: Cannot activate my Windows 10 upgrading from Windows 7

Discus and support Cannot activate my Windows 10 upgrading from Windows 7 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I bought a refurbished Lenovo PC years ago, and last week I bought a new solid driver for it and changed the old driver to install Windows 10 using a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Weidong1010, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Cannot activate my Windows 10 upgrading from Windows 7


    I bought a refurbished Lenovo PC years ago, and last week I bought a new solid driver for it and changed the old driver to install Windows 10 using a DVD with Windows 10 190619. When Windows 10 was ready, I began to download software and today I got the warning "Go to Settings to active Windows." And the activation of settings said "We can't active Windows on this device right now. You can try activating again later or go to the Store to buy genuine Windows. Error code: 0x800705B4" But I though the system could automatically recognize this PC because it had a Windows 7 home license and I could see the product key in the label. And the Windows version is Windows 7 Home Prem for Refurb PCs.


    How could I solve this problem to active my Windows 10? I tried to enter the product key using "Change product key" button but it did not work.

    :)
     
    Weidong1010, Jul 5, 2019
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  2. 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.
     
    TheLostSwede, Jul 5, 2019
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  3. Nordic Win User
    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    I really hate having to come here and ask for help, but I really am stumped. It hurts my geek pride. I have a PC with fairly modern hardware in it. It has a p8p67 pro in it. I have tried upgrading windows 10 on it twice now. Both times I have had the same result.

    After windows finishes upgrading it goes to the log in/set up screen. I can't do anything. No keyboard or mouse input is accepted.

    I will list some, or hopefully all, of the troubleshooting steps I have tried:
    • Move keyboard and mouse to different USB ports.
    • Try different keyboard or mouse.
    • Restart computer, repeatedly.
    • Google for related issues.
    • Update Bios, because why not.
    • Create boot media and revert to windows 7.
    The windows 10 system restore boot media works fine with keyboard and mouse. All USB ports work in windows 7. I don't know what is wrong. I suspect that windows 10 is lacking a driver of some sort, but since the computer accepts no input I have no way of checking for which driver let alone installing it.

    Please help me figure this out. If I have to revert back to windows 7 again, I am not going to get it upgraded to windows 10. Thank you in advanced.
     
    Nordic, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. P4-630 Win User

    Cannot activate my Windows 10 upgrading from Windows 7

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Jul 5, 2019
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