Windows 10: Was Windows 10 activated?

Discus and support Was Windows 10 activated? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi, My son's Win 7 Home box updated to Win 10 twice and both times he rolled back to Win 7. Now, when he tries to update to Win 10 it says he has to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by aff, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. AFF
    aff Win User

    Was Windows 10 activated?


    Hi, My son's Win 7 Home box updated to Win 10 twice and both times he rolled back to Win 7. Now, when he tries to update to Win 10 it says he has to pay for it. Does that mean that it wasn't activated either time?
    Our intention it to format and put a fresh copy of Win 10 on.

    :)
     

  2. Windows 10 Unexpected shutdown on start up

    OK, so i figured it out myself

    Found the logfile in "C:\Windows\Minidump".

    You need the Windows Development Kit to open it and a bit of googling to understand it.

    Found out that a Daemon driver caused an error. Removed Daemon but this didn't solve it. (ps: Daemon itself worked normally).

    I let hibernate my computer again and found another error with sptd2.sys: SCSI Pass Through Direct layer

    More google and ended up on the duplexsecure site. Downloaded the W10 version and voila: problem fixed.

    For the Windows support team: It would be really helpfull if you could pass problems to a more skilled helpdesk who can do more than proposing the standard solutions in case those won't work.

    Cheers
     
    windows-10, Aug 30, 2016
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  3. Windows 10 Unexpected shutdown on start up

    OK, so I also found out that this occurs when sleepmode (for me after 3 hours) changes into hibernate mode.

    Seems like the going into hibernate and/or starting up from HIbernate results in a shutdown. In safeboot it works perfectly.

    Anyone any idea how I can figure out where it goes wrong. Is there a way to log this (I couldn't find it in bootlog)
     
    windows-10, Aug 30, 2016
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  4. Bree New Member

    Was Windows 10 activated?

    A successful upgrade to windows 10 before 29th July should have registered a Digital entitlement for that PC's hardware on the Microsoft activation servers. As the box was originally running Windows 7 Home this digital entitlement is only valid for Windows 10 Home. Make sure you are upgrading to the correct edition - in your son's case it's Windows 10 Home. If you want the Pro version you will have to pay for it.

    You may well be asked for a product key when updating to Windows 10, but there's also a 'Skip' or 'I don't have a key' option. Take this and, once Windows 10 is installed, the activation servers should recognise the hardware and activate it automatically. This should work for both upgrading the existing system or a clean install.

    Before you wipe the disk clean I strongly recommend making a system image of the disk while it is still running Windows 7 (preferably on an external HDD). That way you can get back to square one if it all goes horribly wrong. You can use Windows 7's Backup & Restore to make a system image, or Macrium Reflect if you prefer. Have a look in the Tutorials section...
     
  5. Superfly Win User
    AFAIK, digital licences are still available online - use the COA key sticker to activate a fresh Win 10 Home install (make sure it is that, not a derivative like N or single language etc)
     
    Superfly, Apr 5, 2018
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