Windows 10: Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10

Discus and support Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I started the upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium to 10. I entered the product key, but get the message "Product Key didn't work". I have repeated this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by dusty100, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. dusty100 Win User

    Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10


    I started the upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium to 10. I entered the product key, but get the message "Product Key didn't work". I have repeated this several times - I have the original disk & label, checked the key is correct via Belarc Advisor, have a message from Microsoft stating the system key is genuine etc.
    I see from Belarc that there is an OEM number + the Product Key that I have on the disc. I have tried both with same result.
    My broadband is very slow, so I downloaded the upgrade files again to a memory stick on a friends PC. The result is the same.
    Any advice greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    dusty100, Apr 30, 2016
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  2. win 10 wont recognize previous valid win7 serial

    I have the same problem when I upgraded from Win 7. Win 10 would not accept my product key.

    I have had a change in my Hard Drive and as a result I re-installed my Win 7 from the original disk (using FORMAT of CProduct Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10 :) and installed SP1.

    Once everything was working, I installed the Win 10 from a USB drive and again Win 10 will not accept my Product Key.

    I am using a Dell Studio 1558 Laptop and Win 10 runs great, BUT will not activate.

    Please help - Mike
     
    MikeEhrlich, Apr 30, 2016
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  3. Darryl360 Win User
    Win 10 Fail

    Hours and hours wasted. Followed all the steps downloading files and tools and Win 10 ISO and attempting to recover win 10. Your programmers need to go back to school and learn their own system. You need a repair tool that works and can accept your upgraded
    key code from windows 7 to win 10. You repair would no accept my key code which was the code when I upgraded my active and verified windows 7.

    YOUR PRODUCT FAILED
     
    Darryl360, Apr 30, 2016
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  4. OldMike65 Win User

    Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10

    Don't enter the product key when you are installing Windows 10, just skip it...and let it finish ....then it should activate.
     
    OldMike65, Apr 30, 2016
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  5. Try OldMike's suggestion first.

    Did you upgrade from a beta version of 7?

    Is another computer using your copy of 7?

    Did you previously upgrade to 8 from your copy of 7?
     
    Vince Massi, Apr 30, 2016
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  6. dusty100 Win User
    There is no option to skip the product key - either try again or quit.
    Windows 7 was not a beta copy. It has not been installed on any other computers. I did not install Win 8, but my version of 7 has been updated regularly.
     
    dusty100, Apr 30, 2016
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  7. OldMike65 Win User
    Did you download the correct version of Windows 10 ??
    Did you download this Windows 10 from Tech Bench ??
    Here is a link for Windows 10
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
     
    OldMike65, Apr 30, 2016
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  8. OldMike65 Win User

    Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10

    OldMike65, Apr 30, 2016
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  9. dusty100 Win User
    I'm sure I downloaded the correct version. The 2nd time I downloaded the ISO file it was on a friends PC because my broadband is so slow. Does the ISO have to be downloaded by the PC to be upgraded?
     
    dusty100, Apr 30, 2016
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  10. dusty100 Win User
    Showkey quotes the correct ket I have been using.
     
    dusty100, Apr 30, 2016
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  11. hawkman Win User
    according to your specs youve got a gigabyte motherboard, = NON OEM.
    your code will never work, if its an off the shelf comp.
     
    hawkman, Apr 30, 2016
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  12. OldMike65 Win User
    Well the reason I asked was because your having trouble with Windows not accepting your key. It should if you are installing the right version. If you are not installing the right version your key will not work.
    Any iso as long as its the correct version will work on any PC.
    Thing that also makes me curious is that you can't skip putting in your key......any Windows Upgrade should allow you to skip entering the key.....yours does not. So if your NOT upgrading but doing a Clean install , that would explain Windows not allowing you to skip entering your key. Clean Install has to have the key 1st. Upgrade does not. Their are different methods to install Windows 10.
     
    OldMike65, Apr 30, 2016
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  13. OldMike65 Win User

    Product Key (Win 7) not accepted when upgrading to 10

    Would you like to explain that a little more??
    Any Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 can be upgraded to Windows 10. Period.
    As long as its a Legal Version of Windows.
     
    OldMike65, Apr 30, 2016
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  14. dusty100 Win User
    Sorry, I don't understand! The PC was built for me and windows 7 was installed with OEM software. The software has been verified by MS.
     
    dusty100, Apr 30, 2016
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  15. hawkman Win User
    your last line says it all.
    He's stated earlier tried 2 keys, Belarc + sticker, that option is only applicable to OEM comps.
    Gigabyte, apart from a very few exceptions, do not supply to OEM's

    Roy
     
    hawkman, Apr 30, 2016
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