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Old November 8th, 2022, 04:48 AM
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Windows 10 OEM Key

Hello. Have any of you installed Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool then typed in a Windows 10 OEM Key successfully?

Also, do any of you running Windows 10 have a Key that starts with a zero or letter O? When I tried to enter my Windows 7 Key that started with either a zero or a letter O I got a message saying "Some of these characters can't appear in the in the Product Key".

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Old November 8th, 2022, 09:28 PM
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did the computer have win10 installed on it before?
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Old November 9th, 2022, 03:41 AM
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Not with a Key...so never Activated under Windows 10
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Old November 9th, 2022, 08:54 PM
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Using the media creation tool, you either have to of had windows already on it (Windows 7/8/8.1 activated or a product key for Windows 10. If there is a previous activated windows on it, just skip the key, when its done then it gets on line and will automatically activate

When you are using the tool, and there is already a version of windows, disconnect from the internet before trying to install. After done then connect and it will do the updates.

An OEM license refers to the license that a manufacturer installs on new devices. If this is your case, the product key isn't transferable, and you can't use it to activate another installation. (Unless you're re-activating a new installation on the same computer.)

Unfortunately if you do not have a Windows 1o key you will need to buy one. There are plenty of Legit sites you can get a key that works relatively cheaply. Just do a google search and be sure to read the reviews first.

One of the sites I have used several times is:

https://microsoftsoftwares.com/
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Old November 9th, 2022, 11:30 PM
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That's definitely much cheaper.

To be clear, You can type in the key that microsoftsoftwares.com sends without installing from their download?
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Old November 9th, 2022, 11:42 PM
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I don't know, I have always downloaded from the site they gave but it is A Microsoft Site. I have bought cheaper keys from someone overseas, but one of them un-activated after 6 months. From Softwares.com I have bought and installed Office 2021 3 times and Windows 10 pro once all still working OK.

I believe the link they provide is from Microsoft. So you can try it, if not then download from the site they give , then make a ISO to a USB ot DVD to install.
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