Updating old windows cd
The activation worked fine on all of them (using produkey), except for one. We used the pc for 2 years now, so it had to be activated in w8.1. 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.
I called ASUS, they sent me to Microsoft, I called them but they sent me back to ASUS, the usual stuff when something doesn't work right. If you did not capture the product key before wiping it out with a clean install of Windows 10, it's gone.
For some programs, you might want to download the latest versions. It's all there in a folder called Windows.old, where you can manually move everything back into the proper directories under Windows 7.
But we don't have to mess with that, since we did the Easy Transfer Wizard earlier. Then click Start, choose computer, and under hard disk drives, choose the external drive where you stored your transfer data. You've upgraded, slowly and slightly painfully, from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Not to worry, a couple ways to deal with the pain of installing Windows 7 on your XP machine. Also don't forget to gather all the license keys either off product boxes or from e-mails.
And afterward, Microsoft will forgive you your trespasses. You'll want them all handy in a place outside the computer you're upgrading.
If you can't convince ASUS to provide a product key or convince Microsoft to activate Windows 10 for you, then you are stuck with having to purchase a product key for Windows. I want to clean install Windows 10 on my HTPC and remain an insider. I have two computers running "fbl_impressive 10130 Professional" in dual-boot configuration. The other; "fbl_impressive 10130 Professional (Slow Ring over 10122)." The problem is present on both. Hello, I am not sure when it happened, but, somewhere along the line, the Windows 8 startup option quit working. I only have a pre-first W10 preview system image........
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?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.If you did not capture the product key before wiping it out with a clean install of Windows 10, it's gone. Could someone please clarify, Will windows 10 update provide a product key for clean install? If not when performing a clean install, will skipping the product key prompt, then activating once... I found an ISO that I am going to try so that I don't have to install 8.1 and 1,000 updates.When doing a clean install, it doesn't matter if you restart and boot off the disc or just run it from within Windows. Next, pick the partition or drive you're installing Windows 7 on.It will give you one last chance to check compatibility. A warning box will alert you that you're going to lose your old version of Windows and your old files will be saved in C:/And Windows will commence installing. Launch the device manager by pressing Start and typing Device Manager in the search box.