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clear win 8 key from bios ?

Discussion in 'NEO Z64 Windows 10/8.1' started by MAS1, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    i am trying to clean install win 10 pro but windows refuses to activate because wrong key embedded in bios ?
    How do i work arround or fix that?
  2. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I believe you should be able to upgrade using your Windows 10 Pro product key.
  3. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    To upgrade from Windows 10 Home if you have a Windows 10 product key:
    1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    2. Select Change product key, and then enter the 25-character Windows 10 Pro product key.
    3. Select Next to start the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.
  4. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    hi villa thanks for the help :)
    while searching i found the original win8 iso that has just finished installing.
    i should be able to upgrade from that to win10 pro i think?
  5. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    think i tried that ( been trying for a day now to get the z64 running again) but i think it didnt work.
    but that was probably around 4 am so i`m not to sure anymore
  6. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    can`t activate the win 8.1 , entering a new product key(win10 pro) does nothing either.

    so even when i try to install a legit win10 it won`t let me cause of an embedded key that does not work for win 8.1 anymore ...lol arrg

    My z83-4 ended against the wall yesterday and now my z64 is looking at a same faith.. working device but un able to get a fully working os on
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017
  7. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Had you already upgraded to 10?
    I guess you will need to clean install 10, then upgrade to 10 Pro!
  8. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Did you convert this device from a Z64-A?
  9. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    Nope its a -w but i wiped it clean.
    Tried installing home version but even with media creation tool created home drive it installed pro.

    Got a new key just now for 10 pro so going to try again.
  10. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    Yay finally got home installed and its activated!

    Entering the pro code still not working but i think i know why , could it be because its a diff language version, home is english and pro would be dutch
  11. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I don't know, but I wouldn't have thought it should matter!
  12. Villa

    Villa Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    Here's the answer! ;)
    Spend more money! :Do_O

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  13. MAS1

    MAS1 Member

    Hehe you are too late, ordered one yesterday after i smacked my 83-4 v1 against the wall

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