I've clicked myself an Education version key from my university's MSDN-AA Dreamspark Imagine platform. My regular Windows is an OEM key upgrade from Windows 8, non-N; the uni only offers N versions.

Trying to enter the key via activation leading to the product key change dialog yields error 0xC004F050; from what I can tell, it seems to think it's an invalid key.

Is this because I'm trying to upgrade from a non-N version? And regardless of cause, how should I proceed to have the Education version on my device?

  • do a clean install with the Edu N ISO and enter here the N product key. N and normal editions are 2 different products with 2 different keys – magicandre1981 Mar 6 '17 at 17:47
  • Yeah, I was hoping to avoid a complete reinstall, thanks though. – towo Mar 7 '17 at 18:58
  • you could change registry in Home to Home N and now upgrade to Ent N, but I never tried this. – magicandre1981 Mar 8 '17 at 16:40

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