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  1. Vista product key won't activate free windows 10 upgrade.


    I have a windows vista laptop that was upgraded to windows 7. Later it was upgraded from 7 to 10 using the free upgrade. THe windows 7 upgrade was probably not registered. Now, over a year later I need to activate windows 10 home 32 bit. I can't go back to 7 because the free upgrade wiped out that option and the vista product key won't work. Can i buy just the activation Key, or do I have to buy windows 10? Other options?

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    TomCarroll6, Sep 20, 2022
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  2. skippy258 Win User

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    this search might help you https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sou...o+to+get+it+activated+windows+10+blocked+keys

    From Why can't I activate Windows?

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

    • Go to Start
      Vista product key won't activate free windows 10 upgrade. [​IMG]
      , then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license is available for your device. If a license isn't available, you'll need to buy Windows from the Store.

      Note
      • This only applies if you haven't made changes to the hardware for your device.

    or you could hack it with a crack but please note this is always risky and you don't know what's in the hack
     
    skippy258, Sep 20, 2022
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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 20, 2022
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  4. Vista product key won't activate free windows 10 upgrade.

    Clean Install Workaround for Vista

    You may remember this news story on techPowerUp! a couple of days ago relating to the lack of clean installs when using the Upgrade Editions of Vista, which required an old OS to be installed. However, Paul Thurrott has managed to find a workaround for this issue, which ironically lets users do a clean install Vista without any previous version of Windows, albeit a little tedious. Here are the steps:
    • Boot from the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD as normal
    • When prompted for a product code, leave this blank
    • Select the version of Vista you have purchased and let Vista install
    • When you boot to your desktop for the first time, run the Vista setup from Windows
    • This time enter your product key
    • When asked whether you want to do an Upgrade of Custom install, select custom and choose a clean install
    • Windows will now install for a second time and you should be able to activate it
    Remember, these steps are only advised for use in order to achieve a clean install of Vista, it is only legal to use the upgrade editions if you have previously purchased the appropriate version of Windows.

    Source: DailyTech
     
    Jimmy 2004, Sep 20, 2022
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