Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Lenovo NotebooksLenovo Yoga Series Notebooks
All Forum Topics
Options

5 Posts

03-02-2016

London

4 Signins

30 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎03-02-2016
  • Location: London
  • Views: 30
  • Message 1 of 8

Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-02, 20:48 PM

 

i have a yoga 2 11 inches.

i installed an SSD drive to improve speed. 

i downloaded windows 10 from microsoft and put on usb stick using ms windows 10 utility.

installed it.. but i canot activate it..

it fails saying i dont have a valid digital entitlement or product key..

i dont know where to find the product key i was never given one and not under laptop or in bios.

 

Please help if you can

 

thanks

 

 

Reply
Options

12314 Posts

01-02-2010

United States of America

40503 Signins

427339 Page Views

  • Posts: 12314
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 427339
  • Message 2 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-02, 21:43 PM

What OS was on it initially?


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Options

5 Posts

03-02-2016

London

4 Signins

30 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎03-02-2016
  • Location: London
  • Views: 30
  • Message 3 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-02, 21:58 PM

i believe it was 10. 

 

Reply
Options

12314 Posts

01-02-2010

United States of America

40503 Signins

427339 Page Views

  • Posts: 12314
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 427339
  • Message 4 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-03, 3:45 AM

Are you putting the same version that was licensed?  (Pro-Pro or Std->Std)  If your machine initially came with 7, 8 or 8.1, you can only do a clean install if the original OS went through an upgrade.


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Options

5 Posts

03-02-2016

London

4 Signins

30 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎03-02-2016
  • Location: London
  • Views: 30
  • Message 5 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-03, 9:06 AM

i seem to remember it was 10

i am putting 10 standard single language..

 

Reply
Options

12314 Posts

01-02-2010

United States of America

40503 Signins

427339 Page Views

  • Posts: 12314
  • Registered: ‎01-02-2010
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 427339
  • Message 6 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-03, 23:12 PM

It needs to be the same version that is licensed


Rich


I do not respond to requests for private, one-on-one help. Your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where they may help others as well.

If a response answers your question, please mark it as the accepted solution.

I am not an employee or agent of Lenovo.
Reply
Options

5 Posts

03-02-2016

London

4 Signins

30 Page Views

  • Posts: 5
  • Registered: ‎03-02-2016
  • Location: London
  • Views: 30
  • Message 7 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-04, 8:30 AM

so you think because i used single language its causing this issue? 

 

Reply
Options

250 Posts

04-16-2015

France

399 Signins

3200 Page Views

  • Posts: 250
  • Registered: ‎04-16-2015
  • Location: France
  • Views: 3200
  • Message 8 of 8

Re: Windows 10 activation failed

2016-03-05, 15:58 PM

Hello,

 

 

No, it's not the cause of your problem.

 

You can find the pre-installed Windows version on the sticker at the back of the Yoga.

It's probably Windows 8.

 

You need to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10 first (and check it's activated), to be able to clean install and activate Windows 10 afterwards.

When installing Windows 10, you have to just skip when asked for a license key.

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms