MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

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  1. cereberus's Avatar
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       #20

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks
    Bog standard windows installations work just fine so it won't affect 99.9% of typical users out there.

    Probably only people like us lot on the Forums trying out all these builds every which way from Sunday -- however doesn't Ms test these things before willy nilly before letting them out of the door.

    As a previous poster said probably Ms are trying to close the Free upgrade loophole -- but these days I doubt if too many people are still using that method so why on earth risk the ire of half the planet for a few meazly dollars !!!. I'm sure Ms isn't going Bust (at least not just yet).

    Build 17134 (1803) .376 is fine and activated.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Incorrect - it is affecting lots of users regardless of build/Insider status etc.

    It is clearly a major server breakdown.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #21

    fonzie said:
    I got the above error message...pls help...
    Robbie said:
    Exactly same problem here.
    The problem is on Microsoft's activation servers. There's nothing you can do at your end to fix this. You'll just have to ignore it for now until MS fix it at their end
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #22

    Hi folks

    Macrium restore from the 18277 build

    No problem

    MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated-act.png

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Rocky's Avatar
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       #23

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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #24

    jimbo45 said:
    Macrium restore from the 18277 build
    No problem.....
    ....until Windows next runs an automatic check for activation. AFAIK that's a scheduled task, isn't it?
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  6. clam1952's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 build 19042.928
       #25

    Hopefully they would have shut down the activation servers while they fix the problem, or is that being too logical?
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  7. kado897's Avatar
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       #26

    clam1952 said:
    Hopefully they would have shut down the activation servers while they fix the problem, or is that being too logical?
    Probably.
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  8. flhthemi's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #27

    I guess I'm going to finally have to learn how to use linux...

    Have 8 PCs 3 have been deactivated. Wow MS....just when you thought the worst had come it just got worser.

    Wonder what would happen if I put my Windows pro key in from Win 8 again....might register it on a working server?
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  9. Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       #28

    Mine was a fresh Win7 Pro installation upgraded to Win10 Pro nearly 2 years ago and used as my daily driver ever since. Activation nag appeared this morning, and the troubleshooting link tells me it's now seen as a Win10 Home license, and that I must install Win10 Home.

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  10. zooburner's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #29

    NavyLCDR said:
    They must have upgraded their activation servers to 1809 and deleted everyone's digital license files stored on them.
    Sounds about right :)
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