MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

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  1. zooburner's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #30

    I just put a backup on, fortunately it was from early November so apart from AV updates nothing much to do.

    It's showing as activated (for now). I'm hoping that MS have turned off the buggy activation servers, we shall see.
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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    Windows10
       #31

    NavyLCDR said:
    They must have upgraded their activation servers to 1809 and deleted everyone's digital license files stored on them.
    LOL
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  3. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,013
    Windows10
       #32

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

    I wonder if they have heard of Backup and Restore (Windows 7) :-D.
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  4. Fisher Mann's Avatar
    Posts : 477
    Win 10 Pro x64 19645 Fast
       #33

    Got the de activation here also. Says to go to the store and buy a pro license!
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  5. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #34

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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,676
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #35

    flhthemi said:
    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?
    Carnivore said:
    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.
    I tried a clean install of Pro on my W10 Pro test machine. That failed to activate. The troubleshooter. like Carnivore's, said this machine only had a licence for Home.

    I briefly toyed with the idea of trying a clean install of Home to see if it would activate from the supposed Home digital licence (which this Pro machine has never had until now) - then quickly decided not to. I suspect that changing keys or editions while the activation servers are SNAFU would risk destroying any record of its Pro digital licence.

    As Pro will continue to work 'un-activated' my advice is TOUCH NOTHING and sit it out until MS fix their activation severs.

    I have restored a Macrium image on my test machine which (for now) says 'activated with a digital licence'
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  7. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro/Home, Debian testing
       #36

    No garbage! I've got this problem this morning, my Win10 Pro (upgraded from Win7 Pro years ago) said it could not find Pro license. On the other hand, Home license was found.

    I fully rebooted the system and now it seems I got my Pro license back.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,676
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #37

    cameos said:
    No garbage! I've got this problem this morning, my Win10 Pro (upgraded from Win7 Pro years ago).
    I fully rebooted the system and now it seems I got my Pro license back.
    It appears MS have just fixed their activation servers. I can now successfully run slmgr /ato on my test machine, previously it failed to activate.

    Activate Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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       #38

    They proabably switched to a backup server...

    As mentioned previously Windows auto-checks licencing periodically and should auto activate the DL now.. but to force the check the cmd above should expedite it.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,676
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #39

    Superfly said:
    They proabably switched to a backup server....
    They seem to have switched back to the old one - it now fails again...
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