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  1.    1 Week Ago #721
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    For some reason the program is reporting that I have an OEM key which is not present in firmware. I have the original 10240 dvd when which came out in 2015. Should I change the number to the one on the box?
    If it says you are activated with a digital licence in activation menus, no need to do anything. In fact, you might tangle things up with your 10240 DVD original key.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #722

    ok thanks, it does say precisely that even though ShowKeyPlus reports the 3v66T key being used.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #723
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    ok thanks, it does say precisely that even though ShowKeyPlus reports the 3v66T key being used.
    There has been a recent subtle change now. If you use a windows 10 key to activate windows, it creates a digital licence, and just uses a generic key. The product key is no longer shown as the installed key.

    Basically all installations except volume licence keys are handled same way as the original windows 7/8 upgrades.

    On previous AU and CU builds, showkeyplus would have showed entered product key as installed key if used to activate, but you got a digital licence as well.

    FCU now only checks key is valid and creates digital licence but no longer shows any product key other than generic.

    In a way this sinplifies things - if key is not generic, it is a volume licence key. If key is generic, pc has a digital licence.
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  4.    1 Week Ago #724

    Thanks for the info and the reassurance. I do much prefer how Windows 10 handles activation than previous versions, so much simpler.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #725
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Thanks for the info and the reassurance. I do much prefer how Windows 10 handles activation than previous versions, so much simpler.
    Yeah, and it has improved as time went on. In initial 1507/1511 builds, you either had a key activated licence if you entered a 10 key or a digital licence activation.
    With 1607, you could use a product key to activate as before but you got a digital licence as well.

    With FCU, they have gone whole hog ie you only get a digital licence and your key is only used for verification. As an aside, I am not sure you can use the old style telephone activation any more?

    Now life is simple, reinstall windows 10, and skip key entry.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #726

    I have tried that on previous versions fairly recently so the service still works but as you say, whether you need it for 10 is another question.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #727

    Updated UWP version


    Fixed loading of hives. There are so many pre-requisites for UWP it's unreal - like can't use HKLM, so changed it to HKU.

    These are the rest of the "errors" that need to be fixed for Store validation.

    ShowKeyPlusUWPDiag.pdf

    See all the stuff that needs validation - Just glad the "Digitally signed file test' passed - whoopee for that!
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  8.    1 Week Ago #728
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Fixed loading of hives. There are so many pre-requisites for UWP it's unreal - like can't use HKLM, so changed it to HKU.

    These are the rest of the "errors" that need to be fixed for Store validation.

    ShowKeyPlusUWPDiag.pdf

    See all the stuff that needs validation - Just glad the "Digitally signed file test' passed - whoopee for that!
    User account control (UAC) test
    User account control run level Error Found: The UAC test detected the following errors: ◦ Executable ShowKey\ShowKeyPlus.exe fails because it requires elevated security permissions. Impact if not fixed: An app cannot request admin elevation or UIAccess per Windows Store policy. Elevated security permissions are not supported. How to fix: Apps cannot access protected system UI and must run as an interactive user. Please see the following link for more details:
    Yep I told you about me having to right click >>run as admin
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  9.    1 Week Ago #729

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Yep I told you about me having to right click >>run as admin
    LOL... Yup... one never stops learning huh? ... it's actually quite fun
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  10.    1 Week Ago #730
    Join Date : Feb 2015
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    Hey Craig, on the "marketing" side, have you also started thinking about the description of SK+.
    I mean like explain why it would also be useful for Machines sold with OEM versions, or better yet, why someone with Win10S might need it too, when the digital license is connected to the machine after the first install, and so on.
    I mean for laymen.
    Does it also work for Windows server, Phone and so on too.
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