Ehm, this is just not correct. I installed it on a brand new SSD without messing around with the activation method at all. The SSD had not had a previous installation of Windows. It is not an upgrade license in the way that it was for Windows 7.
Sorry, not biting. Already had this argument too many times, with the same result.
You can view several examples on this thread alone:
I just tried out what Shane has been saying here and turns out he was correct after all. My apologies.
Ok, so I am actually amazed, but it did indeed fail activation. In light of this I would recommend anybody doing a clean install stick to methods that work, such as installing with a different key and then changing it, or installing an older version of Windows first and then running the upgrade. I might go mess with the registry later and seeing if changing that entry will allow it to activate or not, but right now it's dinner time so I'll be back later.
It wont activate, I just tried it.
in that same post they later made it very clear:
The error I get when activating specifically says I can only use it for upgrading not a clean install.
That last one? It shows that the upgrade keys and FPP keys are not the same otherwise it wouldn't have been able to detect that a different key was used...
So...not going to argue this anymore...already done it...already know what is correct. Done.