Activation problem after upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10

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  1. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
       #1

    Activation problem after upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10


    When I check activation it shows "Unable to reach Windows activation servers".
    I have wireless connection thru router, in fact I logged into this forum and entered this post on laptop with the problem (#1 system info in profile).

    Edit: No errors are shown just the message.

    Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 35,560
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    This may give some clues:

    Fix: Unable to reach Windows activation servers Windows 10 - Appuals.com

    Hopefully this doesn't apply...(!)
    PC was previously upgraded to Windows 10 from a pirated version of Windows 7, 8.1
    Last edited by dalchina; 04 Oct 2019 at 10:16.
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  3. Posts : 6,977
    windows 10
       #3

    Was 7 genuine as often pirate copies have settings in the host file to block activation servers
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  4. Posts : 3,449
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    Struggling10 said:
    When I check activation it shows "Unable to reach Windows activation servers".
    I have wireless connection thru router, in fact I logged into this forum and entered this post on laptop with the problem (#1 system info in profile).

    Edit: No errors are shown just the message.

    Any ideas?
    Just keep trying - it's most likely network (or lack of - as in firewall block etc) related
    ( not sure what the IP address is - we need to find out so it can be pinged/traced)
    Samuria said:
    Was 7 genuine as often pirate copies have settings in the host file to block activation servers
    That was an XP hack...Win 7 used different methods. (or rather, different methods were used on Win 7, I should say)
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  5. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Appreciate advice from all, sorry for taking so long to reply back cause of normal life demands (mow grass & etc.). Also trying some suggestions and researching error code 0x800704CF that got after trying few more times.

    dalchina : will start following your FIX link next, been trying things to correct error code I listed but no luck there. It was upgrade from Win 7 genuine as indicated for years in system info on win 7 and came installed on unit from Dell . Which also answers Samuri’s post.

    Superfly : turned off defender firewall (no help) even though router was listed to allow it through.

    More info: Since error code showed up, when I click on Troubleshoot below error code I get following:
    Windows Activation
    We can’t activate your copy of Windows. Make sure you’re connected to the internet and try again.

    Win 10 thinks there’s not an internet connection, when I call up help I get message “It looks like you’re not connected to internet” “Let’s fix that” but when I run troubleshooter and allow it to apply fixes nothing changes. At other times when working with Windows internal apps, it will if needed open browser and connect to MS sites for help services.
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  6. Posts : 6,977
    windows 10
       #6

    Have you got ipv6 running it can somtimes not work with it or without it.Open a cmd prompt type

    ipconfig /all

    post results and try setting dns to 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 as dns may be the problem
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  7. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.356]
    (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    - - - Updated - - -

    Samuria said:
    Have you got ipv6 running it can somtimes not work with it or without it.Open a cmd prompt type

    ipconfig /all

    post results and try setting dns to 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 as dns may be the problem
    Sorry, I don't know how to change the dns .....another note of interest (maybe) updates find internet and download OK automatically.
    Last edited by Struggling10; 06 Oct 2019 at 08:58.
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  8. Posts : 6,977
    windows 10
       #8

    Your using the router as dns and they can be a pain set as given YouTube

    While there knock off ipv6 see if that has an effect you just retick to get it back
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  9. Posts : 50
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Samuria said:
    Your using the router as dns and they can be a pain set as given YouTube

    While there knock off ipv6 see if that has an effect you just retick to get it back
    Set them as suggested and un-ticked ipv6, still same. should I have rebooted?
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  10. Posts : 6,977
    windows 10
       #10

    yes reboot
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