Why am I seeing "Activate Windows"? Solved

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    Win10 Ver. 1809 Build 17763.`

    Why am I seeing "Activate Windows"?

    I put my system to sleep while I made lunch. When I came back I saw a message at lower right corner saying "Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows."

    Needless to say I have never seen this before. Settings said to run the Activation Troubleshoot program. I did. IT said it could not activate my Windows and I should go to the Windows Store to buy a license.

    Is this some sort of obscure virus? The Windows Home web page says "Something happened and we couldn't make your copy of Windows genuine."
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    Win10 Ver. 1809 Build 17763.`
    Thread Starter

    Never mind - I finally got in touch with an MS tech who took a look at my system via remote link and decided to just reinstall Windows. So he downloaded the Media Creation Kit and ran it with the reinstall option. This worked OK.

    Apparently when they encounter a weird problem like this they no longer try to diagnose/fix it, but just opt to reinstall. That's what I'll do should anything like this happen again.
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