Windows 10: Can't activate Windows no matter what I do Solved

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  1. Posts : 175
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
       07 Mar 2018 #1

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do


    This is the same title of the issue I reported December 21, 2017. That issue was upgrading the hardware on my wife's PC. I now have the same issue on my PC.

    History: Ran Win 7 Pro. Upgraded to free Win 10 Pro. Changed CPU and mobo. No activation issues. Installed CU and Fall CU. No issues. Changed hardware again - installed Ryzen 7 1800X CPU, Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming K7 mobo, 16G DDR4 3200 memory. Now I can't activate Windows!!!!!!

    Performed the following:
    sfc /scannow Results:

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    slui Results:

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    slmgr Results:

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    Activation error message:

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    Back in December, SuperFly was really a big help with that issue. Is he available for consultation on this issue?

    Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 7,630
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Mar 2018 #2

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Back in December, SuperFly was really a big help with that issue. Is he available for consultation on this .
    Use the @ to mention (as I am doing now) and @Superfly will be alerted to this post.
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  3. Posts : 175
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2018 #3

    OK, how do I use the @?
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  4. Posts : 7,630
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Mar 2018 #4

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    OK, how do I use the @?
    You don't need to now as I have already done it for you. Just type the @ symbol before the name, that user then gets a notification.

    Here's one for you @rzn6jw to demonstrate how it works...
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  5. Posts : 175
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2018 #5

    Hey, thanks a lot. Not really conversant in all the shortcuts you guys have.
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  6.    07 Mar 2018 #6

    So round 2 then...

    Firstly the error codes

    0xc004f034 = the key entered cannot be used to activate the edition (this is a vague one - so not to worry... )

    0x803f7001 = The PC does not have a digital licence

    Did you try the Win 7 Pro key? (also what kind of key is it? full retail, upgrade (eg. WAU), OEM (eg. COA))?
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  7. Posts : 175
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2018 #7

    Tried the old 7 Pro key and it didn't work. I upgraded from XP Pro to 7 Pro via the retail upgrade. I'm trying your Validation tool right now but it's been running for quite a while. Should I post the Showkey here?
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  8.    07 Mar 2018 #8

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Tried the old 7 Pro key and it didn't work. I upgraded from XP Pro to 7 Pro via the retail upgrade. I'm trying your Validation tool right now but it's been running for quite a while. Should I post the Showkey here?
    ADT won't tell us more than we already know - so don't bother with it for this one.

    We know we need to establish a new digital licence and upgrade keys are not valid for digital licences but run the Win 7 key within ShowKey's "Check..." - just interested to see what edition it is.
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  9. Posts : 175
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       07 Mar 2018 #9

    Didn't work:

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    Showkey:

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      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    07 Mar 2018 #10

    When you enter the Win 7 key in "Check product key" what does the EULA display as?
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