Windows 10 ISO will not recognize my product key

By davisjaron ยท 4 replies
Jul 29, 2015
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  1. So to bypass the waiting game for the new windows 10 upgrade, I went to the microsoft website and downloaded the available ISO. I am positive I have the correct version but when I put in my product key, it says product key does not work. I tried running lazesoft key finder and used the "product key" it found, which strangely was different from the one printed on the sticker on my PC, but it didn't work either.

    I'm running:
    Windows 7 home premium x64

    I downloaded:
    Windows 10 home x64 ISO

    Any ideas why it gave me that error?

    Ive tried this disc on 3 PCs now and none worked

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    Last edited: Jul 29, 2015
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The Windows 10 keys were listed on a website before the 29 of July
  3. reckonankit

    reckonankit TS Member Posts: 43

    I just read on micrsoft technet website that product key of windows 7 cannot activate Windows 10 its uses it own product key .
    here you can read full information that how to activate windows 10 and product key working
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Right. During the install it isn't that clear, in fact, during the 10 install I entered my 7 Pro key because I was installing 10 Pro and it didn't work. Left it blank and continued. Once I got into 10 all was good and it was activated.
  5. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +250

    Two days ago I tired of waiting too but didn't download the ISO. You can jump the queue by downloading Microsoft's Media Creation Tool. This will set in motion the download and automatic validation.

    Windows 10 is now installed on my atom netbook as an upgrade from Windows 8.1. The start of the process identified me by name and after a couple of hours everything was completed. I kept all my documents and programs. Apart from a complaint from Samsung's Magician software about the screen resolution not being supported everything seems to be OK.

    I suggest that you do not download the Windows 10 ISO directly unless you are happy to tackle validation issues.

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