Windows 10: One computer activates - other 3 wont (build 10240)

  1.    17 Jul 2015 #1

    One computer activates - other 3 wont (build 10240)

    Hi there

    One computer upgraded to build 10240 PRO and was activated -- the other 3 machines I'm testing this on won't activate --get message saying Activate Windows.

    The published key doesn't work if you try and activate manually..

    So I got round the whole sorry mess by IMAGING the computer W10 activated on and using Universal restore (restore to Unlike hardware) and now all 4 Machines successfully activated.

    Note After the restores to different hardware Windows does a bit of messing around to get the right drivers etc - but the Universal restore mechanism from Acronis works just fine.

    I don't really want to use "dubious iso's" from torrents unless that's the only option.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    17 Jul 2015 #2

    You can't install clean, the activation servers are deliberately disabled.
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  3. Vladimir's Avatar
    Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       17 Jul 2015 #3

    Try this...

    With clean install. From Admin Command Prompt, Try this:

    ** Illegal KMS REMOVED **

    Thanks topgun for that !

    Last edited by Brink; 17 Jul 2015 at 10:47.
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  4. Posts : 222
    Win10 Ver. 1809 Build 17763.`
       17 Jul 2015 #4

    I can verify that the above command provided by topgun do work. I did a clean install on a new SSD and was unable to activate until I used the above commands. They worked perfectly the first time.
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