Windows 10: Windows not activating with my valid product key after upgrading my PC

Discus and support Windows not activating with my valid product key after upgrading my PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently upgraded my motherboard, RAM and CPU but now I do not have a licensed Windows. I have a Windows product key and I deactivated it prior to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by henryh95, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:57 PM.

  1. henryh95 Win User

    Windows not activating with my valid product key after upgrading my PC


    I recently upgraded my motherboard, RAM and CPU but now I do not have a licensed Windows. I have a Windows product key and I deactivated it prior to upgrading but now when I used the code it still doesn't work. Note, this Windows product key came with a pre-built PC and I had already successfully transferred it's license once first time I upgraded. After some further searching online, I now realise I might need a digital license as my Windows 10 was the free upgrade from Windows 7, however I don't know if I still have that as I deactivated Windows before changing hardware.

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  2. Valid Win7 Product Key not accepted by Win 10 upgrade


    Hi,

    I did not realise I had been at all vague, my apologies.

    Unfortunately my neighbour now has his laptop back as I got nowhere. I have suggested he wait until the windows 10 upgrade system makes it available through windows update (it is in the queue).

    As stated, I have tried running from the media created by the media creation tool to a USB (this is what I used to successfully upgrade my laptop and surface Pro). I have also run the media creation tool and opted for it to upgrade directly rather than save the files.

    The operating system is Win7 Home premium OEM version. The key is valid and I re-validated it to be sure with the MS online actvation system. The laptop is 64-bit.

    On each occasion it goes through the initial install steps and then gets to the screen where it asks for the product key.

    On this screen there is no skip option and as the product key is not accepted, the only option is to cancel the install.

    For some reason the upgrade seems to be taking a different path on this machine and does not give the skip option.

    Regards
    Mike
     
  3. Windows is not activated with valid product key

    I bought this license and activated this Windows like 1 or 2 years ago, and it's a valid key, I had my Windows Activated and everything works perfectly until today when I saw a watermark at to bottom corner asking me to Activate Windows.

    I tried to reenter my product key but it says that I do not have a valid product key and refuse to activate my windows

    Is there any solution for this?

    P.S. I didn't reinstall my Windows or make any hardware change
     
  4. Superfly Win User

    Windows not activating with my valid product key after upgrading my PC

    Product Key


    Keys are not required for the upgrade process. Windows 10 has a built-in generic key which it uses to install - it acquires the underlying Win7/Win8 activation during the upgrade process and assigns your device ID as a valid Windows 10 activated device. Subsequent installs will thus activate using your device ID. You will not require a key - should you be prompted, select "skip". Activation is automatic thereafter.

    See step 6 here: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html


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