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I did a clean install of windows 10 pro 64bit, from windows 7 professional 64bit, same language, same pc, etc...

however when I try enter my windows 7 key the following error appears:

Error Code: 0xc004f210
post #2 of 18
I first did the upgrade from 7 to 10 just to make sure that the key worked... Then i wiped everything and did a clean install, it didnt even ask for it again. Maybe its because you clean installed first or something... If you have windows 7 iso you could clean install 7 and activate it. Then do the upgrade option to 10... It wont ask for your key if 7 is activated. The once you have a copy of 10 up and running you could go ahead and rerun the installer from a usb and clean install. This might not be necessary but its worth a shot if your willing to go through all that.


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post #3 of 18
Was the Win 7 an OEM version?

If so you will get that error.
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Call Microsoft I found them really helpful and they remoted in, generated a new key and activated my copy of Win10.

It was very painless and over in 20mins.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Was the Win 7 an OEM version?

If so you will get that error.
I am not sure if it is classified as OEM or not because I got my w7 key from MSDN via university back then.
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Of course there are other ways to activate a clean install, but, alas, they can not be discussed here.
Edited by billbartuska - 7/22/16 at 2:42am
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So that means that I am not eligible for free upgrade to w10?
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So that means that I am not eligible for free upgrade to w10?

If OEM technically no. But I spoke to live support and they activated mine using my OEM key for Win7 Pro X64 and it worked. I'd advise you get in touch with them and try the same thing. Which would save you having to spend $100+ on an OS.
 
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btw I have dual boot w10 and w7 in order to make the transition smother (I was planing to delete the w7 installation after a fey days anyway), so if I upgrade w7 to w10 will the key be able to work in my clean installation of w10?
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btw I have dual boot w10 and w7 in order to make the transition smother (I was planing to delete the w7 installation after a fey days anyway), so if I upgrade w7 to w10 will the key be able to work in my clean installation of w10?
Yes, but you'll need BCDEdit or EasyBCD to get rid of Win 7. You can't just erase an OS.
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