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How to Install Windows 10 with Activated Status

As  we know all beta tester user on Windows 10 Insider Technical Preview  have Free Activated Windows 10. RTM build 10240.

If you are Technical Preview and not yet have the latest build TH1  ( this can be installed via regular windows update ) your Windows Insider will expired on July 28 or July 29 and lost the chance to have Free Activated Window 10 Pro.

If you are Windows 7 and Windows 8.1  with License Activated Status   you can still have a chance to have Windows 10 with Activated Status by upgrading it..




The right method  or to do it is via  Windows upgrade , If you install it via clean install  (REFORMAT)  you will lost the ability to activate the Windows 10 even you ENTER Product Key. Non activated Windows 10 are limited on features you can NOT change or personalize your PC , but it will function normally..




Windows Insider Product Key are  Block after  July 28 , that's why you can not Activate your Clean Install ( new reformat ) Windows 10  even you are a Windows Insider member.


Requirements to have Windows 10 Activated

  • Internet Connectivity
  • Windows 7 Service pack 1  and Windows 8.1  ( Must have Activated License Status )
  • Media Creation Tool - Media Creation Tools will download and Create ESD ISO You Can Download it Here
  • USB or DVD  ( for ISO ) 




How it works?

Microsoft is using Digital License  I you are using activated Windows 7 and 8 you don't need to enter product key, your previous Windows will just upgrade and remains activated..

"Windows 10 handles keys differently. When you upgrade to Windows 10 via Windows Update from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, the process registers your computers hardware, and qualifying OS with a Microsoft Product Activation Server. The device is then considered a Windows 10 device.
Subsequently anytime you re-install (or clean install) the installation checks with those servers, finds the unique installation ID and produces the validation"


 
Ok lets start..

1. DOWNLOAD Microsoft Media Creation Tools

Open it  Create  Installation Media for other PC




and select which version you have ... if you are using Windows 7 and 8 32 bit choose 32 bit 
and Choose 64 bit if you are 64 bit user.. 

 NOTE :  Windows 7 Pro and Windows 7 Ultimate version is equal to Windows 10 Pro
 
( Do Not Choose Windows 10  Pro N - this is for Enterprise Version)

But you  can have both 32 and 64 bit like what i did that is less than 6 Gig size



Create ISO file  in case you need back installer you can use ISO to create bootable  USB Windows 10 Installer..



 Choose where you want the ISO to be save



If error occurred  go to Drive C:  find the folder  $Windows.~BT   delete all the file inside  .. this folder contains the ESD file for Windows upgrade .. Then restart Media Creation Tool.
or Read my blog post : How to Fix Windows 10 Installation Error "Something happend"





Download & Install method, Microsoft uses the ESD file format to deliver install files needed. ESD stands for Electronic Software Delivery, the Windows install.esd file contains the usual Windows install.wim file (WIM = Windows Imaging), encrypted and compressed. Install.wim file in its turn contains everything needed for a complete Windows installation.
You really need fast internet here.. on my 4Mbps internet speed it takes 3 hours to complete the download.




 Wait until  Download Complete   Click Finish..



2. Create Bootable USB  using Rufus software .

3. Insert your USB with Windows 10 installer on your Computer with Activated Windows 7 sp1  or Windows 8.1  

Do NOT first boot from USB because  we are NOT going to  re-format , just open the Setup.exe on your USB Flash drive....

Do not choose Check Update ..
click  never or later Click next.. 
then click Install...





NOTE : Windows 10 setup is prompting me for a product key or indicates the product key does not work with this edition. Back to Step 1

Please note: The copy of Windows 10 you download must correspond with the edition of Windows you are upgrading from:

Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 Core must use a Windows 10 Home ISO
Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.0 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro must use a Windows 10 Pro ISO
Your currently installed copy of Windows must be activated. If it is not, you will be prompted to enter a product key.
If you are using Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8.0 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise editions, or volume license Windows 7 Professional you won't be able to use the free upgrade offer.


I upgraded from a activated copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 then I decided to reinstall using either the .ISO file, Reset this PC or Recovery drive, but I am prompted to enter a product key:

Click Do this later
Windows 10 will automatically re-activate within a few days.




Installing....



 Windows Upgrade  Your PC will restart several times here..



 Your PC will restart and Welcome your PC username from old Windows..




 Click Express Settings.... click Next to continue




 Cortana will pop out just click next to continue.. wait  few minutes.. and your Windows 10 is activated...




You old Windows is  still there and other application from previous Windows

You can find Windows.old  folder on drive C:





To remove the previous Windows or old Windows OS  you may like to read:



NOTE: You have  1 year  from now  End of July to do Free upgrade  Windows 10..



Things you should know:

A Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 product keycannot activate Windows 10. Windows 10 uses its own unique 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 as long as you upgraded from an activated Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 license or Windows 10 Preview build.

If you perform a clean install on first attempt, you will have to start over from an activated Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 installation.
If you are prompted to enter a product key, clickDo this laterand give it a few days, Windows 10 will activate automatically. 


Activation servers are being overwhelmedat the moment because of the volume of upgrades, so give it some time if you get an error message such as (0XC004E003, ,0x8007000D, 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B) Windows 10 will eventually activate as long as you upgrade using the appropriate method. 


There is no need to know your Windows 10 product key, read the following 'Understanding Product Activation in Windows 10:


If you want to clean install
Software pang View ng Product Key ..para may pang back up ka ng Windows 10 Key pang clean install
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

If you are unable to enter the product key:

Press Windows key + X
Click Command Prompt (Admin)






At the command prompt, type the following commands:
slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx (allows you to replace the current product key with the specified)


xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx - represents your product key
Hit Enter on your keyboard


Now type the following command and press
slmgr /skms kms.xspace.in  




The following command can force an activation to occur if it’s not happening automatically after going through the steps above. First, open an Administrator Command Prompt by right-clicking the Start button or pressing Windows Key + X and selecting Command Prompt (Admin). Type the following command and press Enter:
slmgr.vbs /ato

Many people report having to run this command several times. if you see an error message, try rebooting and running it again, wait and run it again, or just wait and let Windows activate automatically. Microsoft’s servers may be overloaded at the moment you’re trying to activate.


You may like to recovery your Product Key  click here

Contact the Microsoft Activation Center for further assistance:

Try the appropriate phone number listed here: Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx
Reset your license status:
Press Windows key + X
Click Command Prompt (Admin)
At the command prompt, type the following commands:
slmgr.vbs -rearm
Hit Enter on your keyboard
Exit the command prompt
Restart your computer
Enter the product key using the instructions about.




Microsoft’s free upgrade offer depends on your PC’s hardware so it may not activate properly if you’ve swapped out hardware inside your PC. You may need to call Microsoft and complete the phone activation process, explaining what happened, if you changed the PC’s hardware after taking advantage of the offer. 




Note that the free Windows 10 upgrade (as well as OEM copies of Windows and pre-installed copies of Windows 10) can’t actually be transferred to a separate PC. They’re tied to a single PC’s hardware.


More Info Visit : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation


You may also like to read:


Download nalang ng ISO gawa ko  kung gusto nyo  Single ISO 32/64 bit... para hindi hustle sa Media Creation Tool..


http://www.blogmytuts.net/2015/07/direct-download-windows-10-pro-32bit.html



 



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