MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

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  1. Posts : 477
    Win 10 Pro x64 19645 Fast
       #40

    Not going to try anything on my machines and hopefully M$ will release an update to unscrew this major SNAFU.
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  2. Posts : 252
    Windows 10 Pro
       #41

    I think it's strange.. I have a drive tray in mine. Two drives have the same install of Win 10 (cloned). One is activated the other drive is not. I'm thinking one drive is stored on a working server at MS. Anyways I'm just going to wait it out...
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  3. Posts : 3,446
       #42

    Bree said:
    They seem to have switched back to the old one - it now fails again...
    Ouch... maybe I gave them credit too soon...

    Mine are all fine.. seems only to affect Retail down-level upgrades (Win 7/8) from what I gather
    ...In my case they are all Win 10 key activation (MAK/OEM) DL's - was hoping for at least 1 digital licence error to troubleshoot.
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  4. Posts : 24,568
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #43

    Superfly said:
    .. seems only to affect Retail down-level upgrades (Win 7/8) from what I gather...
    First case of an Insider's install being deactivated reported here...

    I had windows 10 pro originally installed before I became an insider
    18272 Activation errors - Windows 10 Forums
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  5. Posts : 25,638
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #44

    Update

    While there remains no official statement from Microsoft on the problem, users have reported that the hardworking support operatives of the Windows giant have warned that there is indeed a "temporary issue" with its activation servers related to the Pro edition. Affected customers are advised to sit tight and wait for a fix. An estimate for when that might be? Anywhere from one to two days. Oh dear.
    Wonderful, just wonderful.
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  6. Posts : 477
    Win 10 Pro x64 19645 Fast
       #45

    Mine was not an upgrade, it came with Pro installed. I checked my M$ account and the machine is still listed as having Pro installed.
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  7. Posts : 12,726
    Windows 11 Pro
       #46

    MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated-xx.jpg
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  8. Posts : 12,726
    Windows 11 Pro
       #47

    Superfly said:
    Ouch... maybe I gave them credit too soon...

    Mine are all fine.. seems only to affect Retail down-level upgrades (Win 7/8) from what I gather
    ...In my case they are all Win 10 key activation (MAK/OEM) DL's - was hoping for at least 1 digital licence error to troubleshoot.
    Mine is a MSDN key. I don't remember if it was a 7 MSDN key upgraded to 10 or a 10 MSDN key.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows
       #48

    Today 3 PC with Windows 7 and 8 Pro license say that license is Home. 2 PC fresh today Win10 install and 1 PC april fresh install
    MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated-capture.png
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  10. Posts : 3,446
       #49

    Digital licences I''m sure have the base śpgrade version/edition within it - I tested OEM DL transfer'to different hardware and it didn't work (albeit mutiple activation with the same OEM key on diffrent hardware... go figure) - have yet to confirm retail transfer .. but either way they seem to be upgrading it (in MS terms that could mean anything.. LOL)

    BTW .. finding a Home licence does not imply it did... it seems a default of sorts
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