1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    i updated pc to windows 10 pro and it wont let me activate it. any ideas on how you go about activating the windows 7 license to solve my issue with activating win 10
    06-06-2017 10:28 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    When you had Windows 7 Pro running in your PC, you should have it activated FIRST.

    Upgrading from an non-activated Win 7 to Windows 10 will NOT get the installed Windows 10 activated.

    Do you have a genuine Windows 7 Pro product key ?
    If no, forget about activating Windows 10. It's not going to happen.

    If you do have a genuine Win 7 Pro product key, then reinstall Win 7 Pro > activate it with the product key.
    When that is done, you can then do a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, and the installation will be activated automatically.
    06-06-2017 11:25 AM

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