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Can no longer activate windows 10! Uh oh,

2019-06-01, 0:09 AM
Heyo, normally im running manjaro on my t470. I just popped in new ssd in the m.2 slot. Thought, well i guess i'll put windows on here. Windows installer now asks me for a product key for activation... I've installed windows a few times on this machine and it's never asked me for the key. Any idea what's going on? Since, i had windows installed last i've swapped out the hdd for a samsung 860 evo and just popped in a cheap m.2 2242 256gb drive (which is where windows will be) If anyone, can help I would give 10 virtual high fives
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Re: Can no longer activate windows 10! Uh oh,

2019-06-01, 0:19 AM

Is there an option to skip entering the key?  What happens if you do that - and are connected to the internet?

 

Also have to ask: same version of Win 10?

 

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2019-06-01, 0:28 AM

Thanks for the quick responce! No option to skip. At this point in the installation there is no wifi connection options. Should I try with ethernet connected?  Windows version is the new update iso, could this be the problem?

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2019-06-01, 0:53 AM

Tried with ethernet connect.. same same.. i'll try another iso, unless you have another idea. I'm on a 2.5 Mbps "rural wireless broadband" connection. It takes about 4 hours to download hah. 

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2019-06-01, 2:40 AM

When it asks for the key, click the option "I don't have a key" or something similar


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Re: Can no longer activate windows 10! Uh oh,

2019-06-01, 4:37 AM

Oh, man, haha I wrote a windows 8.1 image to the usb instead. I downloaded the windows 10 iso to a different folder. Thanks guys it should install... i wasn't paying full attention to what i was doing

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