Windows 10: Unable re-activate windows 10, from previous windows 7 oem

Discus and support Unable re-activate windows 10, from previous windows 7 oem in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Had Windows 7 oem originally , had the free upgrade to Windows 10. Recently had an update, now asking to be re-activated. Now get error code... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Steve Bonnett, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Unable re-activate windows 10, from previous windows 7 oem


    Had Windows 7 oem originally , had the free upgrade to Windows 10.


    Recently had an update, now asking to be re-activated.

    Now get error code 0xc004f012.


    Unable to activate online, or "Change product key" and re-type in product key from oem

    sticker/license.


    Unable re-activate windows 10, from previous windows 7 oem 53255ba2-4849-4664-817e-b7fbeee9130e?upload=true.png

    :)
     
    Steve Bonnett, Mar 18, 2020
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  2. jsalpha2 Win User

    Windows 7 OEM key

    Hope this is not against the rules. If you do a clean install of Windows 10, it may, (has for me) accept a Win 7 OEM key and activate.
     
    jsalpha2, Mar 18, 2020
    #2
  3. 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, Mar 18, 2020
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  4. Laurijan Win User

    Unable re-activate windows 10, from previous windows 7 oem

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    I bought Windows 7 Pro OEM key from G2Play.net for 12€ to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro - worked like a charm but be advised if you buy a OEM key you can not download the Win 7 iso from microsoft and have to get it elsewhere.
     
    Laurijan, Mar 18, 2020
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