Unable to change product key in W10 1809

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  1. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I just did a fresh install on a notebook, but I'm unable to activate windows.

    I didn't enter a product key during installation. But when I checked the activation page after install, for some reason there is a key already entered.

    I've tried changing the product key but it refuses to do so, it shows the same key that appeared from nowhere (the last 5 digits at least) I attempted to change the key from gui and command line as well, it still proudly displays the old key, even after rebooting.

    What's going on?
     
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  3. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't want to upgrade my key, I have an enterprise vl key, that's what I want to use.
     
  4. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I managed to remove the old key by slmgr /upk

    But it still won't accept the vl key. Is it possible that ms finally disabled the ability to activate windows 10 with a w7/8 key?
     
  5. Zepher

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    If it was already activated after you reinstalled, why would you want to change the key? There would be no reason to.
     
  6. M76

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    I wouldn't if it did.
     
  7. ManofGod

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    Enterprise VL has never had the ability to use a Windows 7 or 8.1 key for activation.
     
  8. Zepher

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    What was on the notebook before?