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  1. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows
       1 Week Ago #1

    Windows 10 Organization Activation Key


    I got a Windows Activation Key but it says that I am activated via an organization. I got the key from my dad and he works with technology, so just asking you guys if he can monitor my computer via organization activation key?
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  2. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Home
       1 Week Ago #2

    No, unless he has remote software, like Teamviewer, installed. The key is only to activate the OS.
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  3. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows
       1 Week Ago #3

    mrgeek said: View Post
    No, unless he has remote software, like Teamviewer, installed. The key is only to activate the OS.
    He does have remote software for business.
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  4. Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,350
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       1 Week Ago #4

    The mention of "activated via an organization" suggests the edition of Win10 is Enterprise, not Professional or Home, further confirmed by the "I got the key from my dad" part.
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  5. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows
       1 Week Ago #5

    It says that it is Windows 10 Pro
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  6. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       1 Week Ago #6

    Pro can be activated with a VL or MAK key same as Enterprise. What does Settings > Update & security > Activation say?
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  7. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows
       1 Week Ago #7

    This is what it say
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  8. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       1 Week Ago #8

    So where is it saying "activated via an organization"?
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  9. Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 26
    Windows
       1 Week Ago #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    So where is it saying "activated via an organization"?
    First time I entered the code it says it couldn't be activated because of an Organization. Don't know if organization being Microsoft or the company my dad works for.
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  10. Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 803
    Windows 10 Home x64 (1607)
       1 Week Ago #10

    Equation said: View Post
    First time I entered the code it says it couldn't be activated because of an Organization. Don't know if organization being Microsoft or the company my dad works for.
    This sounds like the red "Some settings are managed by your organization" notice that sometimes appears on a Settings page. This can be down to something as simple as using gpedit to change certain settings, but there doesn't seem to be a definitive list of which ones trigger the message. It doesn't mean some sinister 'Organisation' has control of the PC, it just means certain registry settings have been changed from their defaults. The reference to an 'organisation' is because such changes are most commonly found when a company sets a system-wide policy for their employees. I first saw this on my upgrade from Windows 7 to the first RTM release (Win10 Home 10240) last year - and I'm definitely a home-based user. Discussed further here...
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