Windows 10: How to use my OEM Windows 10 Activation Code

Discus and support How to use my OEM Windows 10 Activation Code in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello all! I've recently built a new gaming PC and booted the system with a friends Windows USB drive. I've been using the PC for a few weeks now and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/livierin, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. How to use my OEM Windows 10 Activation Code


    Hello all!

    I've recently built a new gaming PC and booted the system with a friends Windows USB drive. I've been using the PC for a few weeks now and I went to activate Windows, but it seems my friend had already done so with the code. I purchased an OEM key and have now realized that in order for the OEM to work I'll need to do a fresh install of Windows 10 (and enter the OEM code there). Am I correct in my thinking? If I download all of my current files onto a hard drive, fresh install windows, and punch in my OEM key, will I be at an activated Windows (and I'll have to redownload all of my files)? I haven't fresh installed yet, as I'd like to ask first to avoid deleting everything for nothing. Please let me know!

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    :)
     
    /u/livierin, Sep 21, 2020
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  2. linhlz Win User

    Windows 10 will not activate Error code 0x803F7001

    Possibly there can be the problem with Microsoft activation Server, so your Windows 10 is not activated. In this scenario, you need to wait and verify if it is the issue from Microsoft’s side. But if you are getting error code 0x803f7001, you can also try these steps:

    1. Open Settings app. Then go to Update and security > Activation screen > Change product.
    2. Type your Windows edition product key and click Next.
    3. You’ll get We couldn’t activate Windows error message.
    4. Retry steps 1-3 then type your 25-characters unique product key.
    5. Wait for the process to complete, Windows 10 is activated.
    Hope something helps this problem
     
    linhlz, Sep 21, 2020
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  3. Duyenhip Win User
    Windows 10 will not activate Error code 0x803F7001

    thanks
    I activated my Windows 10 from product key Windows 7
     
    Duyenhip, Sep 21, 2020
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  4. Win7user Win User

    How to use my OEM Windows 10 Activation Code

    activate windows 7 oem key

    Cannot activate win7

    I got a problem too when activating win 7 home premium oem. The error code 0x80072ee2 and message "The operation timed out" ??
     
    Win7user, Sep 21, 2020
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