Windows 10: Fixing failed Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education upgrade

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  1. Fixing failed Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education upgrade


    Hello!


    I tried to upgrade my laptop's OEM Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education using a product key issued by my university, but I forgot that I already used up the product key given, and so error code 0xC004C008 appeared. Now, I want to undo the upgrade and go back to the original Windows 10 Home but I encountered the following problems when I attempted to fix the issue:


    1. I was able to extract my BIOS OEM Key, but entering this key apparently does not work Error code 0xc004f050.

    2. I also checked if there is a way to revert to a previous version of Windows, but it looks like I am not authorized to use the within-10-days option even if I just did the upgrade attempt just a few hours ago.

    3. Both factory reset options keeping some of the data or completely wiping the drive does not work.


    Now, I think my only option is to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 Home, but I worry that even if I do so, the product activation might fail. I also do not want to buy a retail license if I legally own a legit license.


    The laptop is an Acer Predator Helios 300, manufacturing year 2017, bought around late 2017. I also recently updated Windows to Version 1909 and its cumulative updates prior to the upgrade attempt.


    Thank you!

    :)
     
    JulytoNovember, Feb 28, 2020
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  2. 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, Feb 28, 2020
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  3. 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.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 28, 2020
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  4. Mussels Win User

    Fixing failed Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Education upgrade

    Windows 10 upgrade problem, no input accepted

    i've seen this when the stock USB drivers went kaput. Only ever seen it once - i used a PCI USB 2.0 card and connected the mouse and keyboard to that, and manually updated the USB 2/USB 3 drivers.
     
    Mussels, Feb 28, 2020
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