Windows 10: Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to enter the product key?

Discus and support Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to enter the product key? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a pc with Windows already on it, but I can't activate Windows because it always says product key invalid. Do I have to reinstall Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Tomsommer7, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to enter the product key?


    I have a pc with Windows already on it, but I can't activate Windows because it always says product key invalid. Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to get a Windows10 key from lizengo and enter it in the settings

    :)
     
    Tomsommer7, Aug 6, 2020
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  2. 3Colors Win User

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to enter the product key? :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
    3Colors, Aug 6, 2020
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  3. aasim1111 Win User
    I have completed my first ever build. what to do now

    I have completed my build. It turns on bur I do not know what to do next. Can anyone help? I didn't know if know if listing the parts will help.

    Do I go to the bios and do something there Or do I insert the os disc or the cd tht came with the mobo?

    I would really appreciate if someone gave me the steps to get my rig up and running.
     
    aasim1111, Aug 6, 2020
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  4. Ztruker Win User

    Do I have to reinstall Windows completely or is it enough to enter the product key?

    Custom Install Windows 10  

    Shawn, one suggestion. For Step 7, make the default I don't have a product key, since this will always be a reinstall, never a new install of Windows 10. There should never be a need to enter the installation key since Windows 10 was already installed on this PC, right?

    If it doesn't activate after the install completes that's a problem then the key can be entered.
     
    Ztruker, Aug 6, 2020
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