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Win 8 Re-install fails saying Upgrade not Full key

  1. #1


    Wagga Wagga NSW
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro retail

    Win 8 Re-install fails saying Upgrade not Full key


    Computer was upgraded from Windows 8 Pro (full retail) to Windows 10. 10 failed due to simulataneous login password and wifi failure . I re-installed Windows 8 Pro with a view to stopping at 8.1 this time. The OS will not activate stating that the key is for an upgrade only. I can find no way to activate by phone. I enclose Windows Diagnostic Report fwiw.
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  2. #2


    See if this tutorial helps.
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  3. #3


    Wagga Wagga NSW
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro retail


    It worked like steam. Thank you for your help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Awesome, once your PC is setup the way you want, create a backup (Macrium Reflect Free is good) that can be restored without having to go through all the malarkey again...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win 8 Re-install fails saying Upgrade not Full key
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