Windows 10: OEM activation key will not work

Discus and support OEM activation key will not work in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; After crash and reinstall of windows 10 Pro from windows 10 Home installation disc, my OEM activation key is not accepted. How do I reactivate.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by JosephChrolavicius, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. OEM activation key will not work


    After crash and reinstall of windows 10 Pro from windows 10 Home installation disc, my OEM activation key is not accepted. How do I reactivate.

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    JosephChrolavicius, Apr 23, 2021
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    activate windows 7 oem key

    There is no difference between the OEM disc and the Retail disc with Windows 7. A retail disc will accept a OEM or Retail key, and vise versa.

    If the OEM Key wasn't going to work with the disc you have, it would have stopped you during the install when it first asked you for the key, not during activation.

    What is likely the problem is that, since the OEM version has already been activated once, it is failing activation again. Activate it over the phone using the option given to you on the failed activation screen, and you shouldn't have a problem activating it.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 23, 2021
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  3. Kreij Win User
    activate windows 7 oem key

    You cannot activate a retail version of Windows with an OEM key.
    The retail version should have it's own activation key.
    If you just borrowed the Win DVD from someone who is using the key, that won't work with your OEM (OA) key.

    pwned by newtekie. lol My bad.
    It does work in Vista and 7, just not in XP.

    Have you looked on the ASUS website to see if you can re-download the driver/diag disk, or at least everything you need to make one?
     
    Kreij, Apr 23, 2021
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    OEM activation key will not work

    activate windows 7 oem key

    Win7 and Vista. It did not work with XP, OEM and Retail discs were different for XP(and anything pre-XP).

    If it is already installed, you can enter it when you activate.

    Is it saying the key is not valid or is it failing activation? A screen shot of the error it is giving you would help a lot.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 23, 2021
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