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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Hello evryone and thank you for your help,

    Well i tried to contact HP but the fricking page sucks, it has a process where you identify the product and then they allow you to contact them through mail for example but i can't seem to get it work, could it work if i tried contacting microsoft?

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Contacting HP or Microsoft often wont do any good at all. If you wanted the COA to work it may need to be installed and activated first. As mentioned previously sometimes it wont activate if its the Manufactures COA, so you need to call MS during that installing/activation options and then the keys active, but its a different set of digits Microsoft will ask for, 48 in total, all numerical so the actual product key wont be much use.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 21-07-2016 at 11:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Ok that's what i'll do, or at least i'll try to...

    Thanks a lot wainuitech.

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Check your PM's Kostas

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYaBro View Post
    If you don't want to upgrade right now I would grab an old HDD and chuck it in the machine and do a fresh install of Windows 10 and activate it using your Windows 7 / 8 key from the COA sticker on the case.
    I did that very thing on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which has W7 Pro on it, a clean install of W10 Pro. But it would not activate, and gave me various error codes (on various attempts) 0x803F7001, 0x80041023 etc.

    I'm still researching the problem!

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by rumpty View Post
    I did that very thing on my Toshiba Satellite laptop, which has W7 Pro on it, a clean install of W10 Pro. But it would not activate, and gave me various error codes (on various attempts) 0x803F7001, 0x80041023 etc.

    I'm still researching the problem!
    Sorted it out with the information from tenforums, using the procedure with gatherosstate. Activated now.

    http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...ade-first.html

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    Default Re: Windows 10,7? Which are best? Should i upgrade?

    I did a lot of pre reading -this forum comments included. Finally I created an ISO File and ran Setup from that. I selected the Keep System and Personal Settings option just to avoid having to download MS Office 365 again .I selected a few Custom Options -chiefly Privacy - on the way through. So far so good. I now am going through the familiarisation and personal customisation process which I would be doing with any later system. I'm a bit confused about Edge seemingly opening Internet Explorer but will continue with articles/Help etc. to gain fuller understanding of my present "puzzles".
    Overall I'm pleased

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