Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation key not working

Discus and support Windows 10 Activation key not working in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I got Windows 10 through onthehub.com, using my student ID. Then I upgraded from windows 7 to 10, using the windows installer usb. I was facing some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by HisanNaeem, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 Activation key not working


    I got Windows 10 through onthehub.com, using my student ID. Then I upgraded from windows 7 to 10, using the windows installer usb. I was facing some issues with some programs, so I decided to perform a clean install. I then performed a clean install, where I formatted the C: drive, along with the 100MB and 500MB windows partitions. I skipped the part where it asks for product ID during installation. Now the key that I got from the website, is not working. I did not enter the key, the first time I upgraded from windows 7 to 10, but the upgraded windows was a registered version. Now, It says the key is invalid. Any help would be appreciated.


    Regards,

    Hisan Naeem

    :)
     
    HisanNaeem, Sep 17, 2019
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  2. Installing Windows 10 using Windows 7 key

    Nope, you need to install Windows 10 first and make sure the Windows 7 key is transferred to your Windows account after you've installed Windows 10 (not quite sure how that works). I missed the last step and I could not activate Windows 10 after a re-install... Microsoft seem to have done everything they can to make it a PITA. Also, it's technically too late to do this now anyhow, as the upgrade offer has expired. But KMSPico works quite well...

    As for getting rid of Windows, delete the Windows folder.
     
    TheLostSwede, Sep 17, 2019
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Sep 17, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 Activation key not working

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    I did a full clean install of Windows 10 a while back and it will not activate. I didn't do a clean install from Windows 7/8/8.1 it was from Windows 10 (activated) so I expected it to activate just fine since it was fine before hand.

    My Windows 10 license wasn't created from a previous Windows 7/8/8.1 key I got it from signing up to be an insider back in Nov of 2014. I installed a preview build on my laptop from the insider program and it worked just fine and it automatically upgraded to newer and newer preview builds and then to the full release automatically, fully activated and working fine. I did a full clean install not long ago (expect it to go through without issue since it was working before) and now it will not activate and I can't find any info on how to get it to activate and I can't seem to find the insider Windows 10 key.

    Microsoft online support was useless and the gave me the toll free number to tech support.. I am currently on the phone waiting, they said it could be a 1hr 30min wait.. sigh.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    LightningJR, Sep 17, 2019
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