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Activation issue

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Does the version you installed match what was installed at the factory? If your PC came with Core and you installed Pro with a generic key, it will reject your Core OEM key. The reverse also holds true. If you install Core it will reject a Pro OEM key.
    Nope, I had installed Core & it came with CoreConnected apparently.

    Superfly was able to pull up all the information on the key including what OS it's for, I was using the wrong one. I was using Core instead of CoreConnected and therefore had to go download a copy of the OEM CoreConnected edition. Works just fine now.

    Forgot to make the topic as solved.

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alex809 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Does the version you installed match what was installed at the factory? If your PC came with Core and you installed Pro with a generic key, it will reject your Core OEM key. The reverse also holds true. If you install Core it will reject a Pro OEM key.
    Nope, I had installed Core & it came with CoreConnected apparently.

    Superfly was able to pull up all the information on the key including what OS it's for, I was using the wrong one. I was using Core instead of CoreConnected and therefore had to go download a copy of the OEM CoreConnected edition. Works just fine now.

    Forgot to make the topic as solved.
    Ah, OK, makes sense now. I was sort of right. That's the first time I've ever heard of CoreConnected. I'll have to google that and see what's up with that. Thanks for the reply.
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