Sep 08, 2017 I recently installed windows 10 pro and when i installed it asked me to activate my windows and i entered on settings>activation>change product key typed and won't accept it,it says code error. May 27, 2018 Windows 10 retail/digital product key and activation: If you bought retail license of Windows 10, or got a digital product key either from Windows Store, MSDN, DreamSpark, TechNet and the likes, you obviously have a unique product key that you can enter in Windows setup during clean installations.
If you're preparing to or an (like a ), you'll need to find your unique (CD key) or before continuing. Normally this product key is located on the original install disc, or maybe in your order confirmation email.
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Windows 7 Ultimate completely failed on my drive, it lost the indexing table and would not boot to windows. So I went out and bought Windows 10 Home. I wiped the drive and re-partitioned it. Then I ran the Windows 10 installation using ALL DEFAULT SETTINGS. After rebooting and running updates, dumping photos, documents, updating drivers and codecs, hooking up my emails and all that other happy bologna that goes along with switching an OS, I noticed Windows asking me to enter the key code for activation. So I pull the little key card out of the box and enter the code. I try several times, even waiting until the next day but to no avail.
So I call microsoft and they tell me that I installed Windows 10 Pro and my key code is for Windows 10 Home only. I explained that I used all defaults when installing and the tech agreed that if you use all defaults it will install Windows 10 Pro. Am I missing something here? First of all, why the **** would you make the defaults set up something that the key code is not valid for??? What mental giant came up with that? Secondly, nowhere on the box, nor in the instructions, nor during setup did it say that there are 2 different codes required for activation for what was on the disk. Actually, nowhere on the box, the instructions or on the disk itself does it say that the disk even includes Windows 10 Pro! Perhaps some marketing monkey came up with this as a sneaky little ploy to force customers into purchasing a key code for PRO after they already decided on the Windows Home version.