Hi, Have you tried running a repair of your Office installation? Shouldn't the product key though, be linked to your microsoft account If instead of making a local account you activated the laptop by using a microsoft one? Under Activation, select Change Product Key However, starting with the Windows Insider build 10565, you can activate Windows 10 using a Windows 7, 8 or 8. But for some users, Windows 10 isn't activating properly. Now I am being asked for product key and have no idea what it is. Under Microsoft's sometimes Byzantine licensing rules, your license is valid if you replace a motherboard because of hardware failure. The windows cd key was provided by toshiba so its an rtm version. This new feature doesn't change the fundamental way that Microsoft's activation servers work.
To uninstall Office 2016, please try using the easy fix tool mentioned in the following article: Hope this helps. If you were running a legitimate copy of Windows 7 or 8. Else you should contact and explain your situation. It will diagnose your damaged computer. If you're lucky, you'll install or upgrade to Windows 10 and the system will activate automatically, or as soon as you type in the 25-character product key — that confirms that you have a legal copy of Windows that you're entitled to use, which will get security updates and new features.
Again from what I read from your post is that you upgraded Windows 8. Can anyone help me with this problem? Again, the edition of has to match the edition of Windows that the product key is for. Your sys-admin can assist you with this. Clean install issues If you clean install Windows 10 which often gives you a better result on problematic systems instead of doing a simple in-place upgrade, you can run into problems activating. This is usually painless, but you can't do it online.
And in the screenshot on the taskbar is the get Windows 10 icon. Jake Doe - Computer technology geek Jake Doe is a News Editor at Ugetfix. So clearly, they are trying to run an upgrade. The Windows Activation Troubleshooter will help you address most commonly encountered activation issues on Genuine Windows devices including those caused by hardware changes. If you had an internet connection that it could've activated over, it would have just done it automatically without prompting you. My guess is that, like the laptop I have now, the motherboard was probably replaced and the new motherboard did not have a product key stored in it. Likewise, people are unable to use their computers and see the following message: Windows is unable to reach your company's activation service.
Regards, Steve Fan Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. I am sure there will be additional conspiracy theories as well. After reserving Windows 10 you would receive a message either on the 29th of July or shortly after stating that Windows 10 is ready for you to download. So a long long time ago, one of my Vista computers was upgraded to W8. Microsoft this week announced a seemingly minor change to its activation rules for Windows 10, effective with the Anniversary Update coming this summer. This tablet was my son's, running Win 8, and he upgraded to Win 10 when the upgrade was free.
To uninstall Office 2016, please try using the easy fix tool mentioned in the following article: Hope this helps. I am installing Office 2016 Standard Edition, volume licensing, on multiple Windows 7 computers and I came across an unusual problem. Edit: for use in the case that you have passed the one-month rollback period and your physical key media is destroyed. Judging by the desktop, I would have to say it's either 8 or 8. They will then provide you a response code to type back in for the activation process. As with all things that are related to licensing, the details are confusing and it's easy for even longtime Windows watchers to draw the wrong conclusions or to dream up conspiracy theories. Hi khushdeep and welcome to TenForums! Getting stuck because the installer is insisting on a product key.
Tools that you can use to fix your error are listed bellow: Reimage - a patented specialized Windows repair program. There is no sticker at the bottom of the laptop and after a lot googling it turns out they no loner stick one to avoid theft. Once installed it will run a full system scan and help you to resolve the issue. Can anyone help me with this problem? This is applicable in my case as I am connected to the web through a authentication-based proxy. How am I supposed to activate it via phone, when I don't have a key as said: it was integrated? I have an old image of windows 8, but the chances aren't big it's of this device. Internet Speed: 5Mbps Browser: Internet Explorer 11, Firefox and SeaMonkey, Edge when absolutely necessary Antivirus: Windows Defender Other Info: Also running Linux Mint on a Desktop and a Notebook.
I have somewhat of an interesting problem that might not have a solution, but it never hurts to ask. Does anyone know if this is possible? Understanding Windows 10 activation Depending on how you get , in some cases you're not supposed to need to type in a product key. On Win7 I had installed Office2013 with a volume license key integrated in installer file , provided by my university. Keep that around because if you ever reinstall Windows 10 on that device, you'll need to type in the key again, even if you'd previously activated Windows 10. Also, my current Windows 10 Tech Preview serial is the same as my original Windows 8.
I'll have more details after I get the chance to test this feature more fully. Later, if you need to reinstall the same edition of Windows on the same hardware, with the same product key, activation happens automatically. The procedure for upgrading to Windows 10 Pro is far from obvious, involving generic product keys that aren't officially published. We used the pc for 2 years now, so it had to be activated in w8. Then enter the product key anew and try again. Preferably no clean installing So a long long time ago, one of my Vista computers was upgraded to W8. After installing Office and activating it, I ran the Microsoft updates.