Windows 10: Windows 10 clean install no key!

Discus and support Windows 10 clean install no key! in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I experienced a problem with my new PC loaded with Windows 7 Home edition. Some major files were corrupted so I tried to reload it with the disc, but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by pcmonkeymonks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Windows 10 clean install no key!


    I experienced a problem with my new PC loaded with Windows 7 Home edition. Some major files were corrupted so I tried to reload it with the disc, but it was in German and it lost me. So I downloaded Windows 10 Home (single language) from Microsoft thinking that my key would work and the single language would be no different from multi language. Should have known better with MS, as its never that easy.

    Now I find they require me to upgrade from the original 7 disc or BUY A NEW ONE!!! Anyone know where I can get a serial key that works? I keep getting error code0x0800700b with keys listed on the net.

    Damned money grabbing Microsoft!

    :)
     
    pcmonkeymonks, Jan 20, 2016
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  2. DeanoL Win User

    Clean Install Key Windows 10?

    The install asks for a key during setup. Hopefully something post-install grabs the key from the Microsoft account.
     
    DeanoL, Jan 20, 2016
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  3. Clean Install Key Windows 10?

    No product key is required:

    Will I get a product key, can I get a product key?

    By default, Windows 10 builds are pre-keyed, meaning, you do not have to enter a product key and should not be prompted to enter one even after Windows 10 has completed setup.

    How to troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10

    Microsoft tells me that it will be possible to do so. And that a key part of this process is that it will save a product key tied to the previously upgraded PC or device in Windows Store. This is how Windows 10 will later know that the install is allowed:
    It’s “one of the benefits of the new delivery system,” a Microsoft representative told me.


    Source:
    https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/3898/a-few-more-answers-about-windows-10-upgrades


    See:

    How
    to: Perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10


    How
    to: Create a Recovery Drive for reinstalling Windows 10
     
    Andre Da Costa, Jan 20, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Windows 10 clean install no key!

    Brink, Jan 20, 2016
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  5. Yes I do have the key that is what I was saying It wont work. I am not asking for an illegal key I would like some advice on it.
     
    pcmonkeymonks, Jan 20, 2016
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  6. BunnyJ New Member
    The only place you can get a legal key that will work is from MS and no were else.
     
    BunnyJ, Jan 20, 2016
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Your Windows 7 key will work, but Windows 10 will need to be for the same language.

    If you still cannot get it to work, then you could install and activate Windows 7 agian, and use the method below to clean install Windows 10.

    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
     
    Brink, Jan 20, 2016
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  8. Windows 10 clean install no key!

    I can help.

    Activate Windows 10

    Step 1: Grab a phone, if you do not have one or not have access to a phone, Install Skype (skype.com)

    Step 2: Run the program "slui.exe 4"

    Step 3: Select your country

    Step 4: Dial the number it tells you to dial on your phone or skype.

    Step 5: Follow the instructions the robot gives you.

    Step 6: Your done!
     
    TheAmazingGuy, Jan 21, 2016
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  9. cereberus Win User
    OPs main issue is he has a mismatched version of windows 10 to his 7 key.

    Telephone activation might be necessary if he reinstalls Windows 7 to upgrade instead of clean installing, but thsat is normally only needed if he has reinstalled it several times on same pc.
     
    cereberus, Jan 21, 2016
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  10. Telephone activation could work.
     
    TheAmazingGuy, Jan 21, 2016
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  11. Ztruker Win User
    Not if the key does not match the version he installed.
     
    Ztruker, Jan 21, 2016
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  12. cereberus Win User
    Agreed.
     
    cereberus, Apr 4, 2018
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