MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

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    MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated

    MSFT acknowledges some Win10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated


    Last Updated: 08 Nov 2018 at 15:43
    Some Windows 10 users are having problems with their Pro licenses today, as users on the company's Community Support Forums and Reddit are reporting that their Windows 10 Pro systems are saying they are not activated, and telling users to install Windows 10 Home instead. Most of the reports appear to be coming from users who obtained the Windows 10 license thanks tothe free upgrade path Microsoft offered back in 201, suggesting that the issue is somehow related to it.

    Source: Microsoft acknowledges some Windows 10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated - Neowin

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    UPDATE: You can now run the Windows Activation troubleshooter to activate again.

    Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    z3r010's Avatar Posted By: z3r010
    08 Nov 2018

  1. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 12,508
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
       #1

    Like mine
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  2. slicendice's Avatar
    Posts : 4,644
    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 Build 19042.906 (Branch: Release Preview)
       #2

    Software development A-Z

    Step x: Test your software in a controlled environment that replicates your real environment as closely as possible, before final release.


    This was one of the first steps I was taught during my software and database development courses. If MS would have done this, we would not have these kind of issues.
      My Computers

  3. Alexza's Avatar
    Posts : 1
    windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Thanks for the info, I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure this out
      My Computer

  4. hello10's Avatar
    Posts : 204
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #4

    Alexza said:
    Thanks for the info, I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure this out
    You're not alone. The problem is worldwide.
      My Computer

  5. Faith's Avatar
    Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #5

      My Computer

  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,511
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    They must have upgraded their activation servers to 1809 and deleted everyone's digital license files stored on them.
      My Computer

  7. zooburner's Avatar
    Posts : 348
    Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    Mine too, this morning.
    Mine was a Home machine but upgraded via store. It has been activated digitally in the past so Microsoft really have screwed up here.

    From the above quote Microsoft Community Forums Microsoft has since acknowledged an ongoing issue with its activation servers, which is causing systems to falsely report this information, commenting that the problem should be fixed within a couple of days:

    *bold and italics mine*
    gee thanks Microsoft !! and here's me barely over the excitement of having Skype as a badge on my taskbar.

    It's worth noting mine is on the 1803, not an insider build, so it is effecting all versions of windows 10 Pro that have been upgraded in any way.
      My Computer

  8. cereberus's Avatar
    Posts : 12,013
    Windows10
       #8

    slicendice said:
    Software development A-Z

    Step x: Test your software in a controlled environment that replicates your real environment as closely as possible, before final release.


    This was one of the first steps I was taught during my software and database development courses. If MS would have done this, we would not have these kind of issues.
    It's a hardware issue!
      My Computer

  9. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,519
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #9

    essenbe said:
    Like mine
    One of mine also, haven't run the other for a week so will wait on it.
      My Computers


 
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