Error when activating Windows 10 on Parallels 13?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by JoakimA1, Sep 7, 2017.

  1. JoakimA1

    JoakimA1 Bit Poster

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    Hi!
    Just installed Parallels 13 yesterday. When activating Windows 10 using brand new unopened OEM key, Windows says "The product key you entered didn´t work. Check or use different one" (0x004f050)
    What can I do? Microsoft could not help and told me to contact you.
     
  2. Alfena@Parallels

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  3. JoakimA1

    JoakimA1 Bit Poster

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    Hi!
    I figured it out yesterday. You cannot use a OEM key, only a key for Single language version. Too bad this isn´t mentioned more clearly.
     
  4. Alfena@Parallels

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    Hi @JoakimA1 ,

    Thank you for sharing it. glad to know you have figured it out.
     
  5. AraJ

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    So, what was the final solution to activating windows 10 in Parallels 13? I have purchased Windows 10 Home Premium OEM, and as you stated, it will not work on the Windows 10 Single User that comes with Parallels 13.
     
  6. AJ@Parallels

    AJ@Parallels Staff Member

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    Hello AraJ, Windows 10 installed from the Parallels Desktop 13 is just a single language trial version which cannot be activated with your license key. Kindly remove the current Windows installation by following this link < https://bit.ly/2phCkL0 >. Please download the Windows 10 home edition from this link < http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 > and install it < https://bit.ly/2G4tRVc >
     

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