Windows 10: Trying to reactivate Solved


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       06 Jun 2018 #1

    Trying to reactivate


    Hi everyone, just had to replace my motherboard and trying to activate with activation troubleshooter and I keep getting the message ''
    We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again. '' any good ideas.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Jun 2018 #2

    This is a good sign as you didn't get the dreaded "wrong PK code" message.

    Generally this means that the servers are to busy and the traffic needs to slow down before it will allow access to the activation process.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       06 Jun 2018 #3

    Plankton said: View Post
    This is a good sign as you didn't get the dreaded "wrong PK code" message.

    Generally this means that the servers are to busy and the traffic needs to slow down before it will allow access to the activation process.
    ok, thanks I'll give it a try late on
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       07 Jun 2018 #4

    called microsoft 2 times to try to activate, could't be done because it was an old windows 7 oem key, so to save further frustration I just bought a retail key. all is good now.
    thanks for the help
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    07 Jun 2018 #5

    In this instance the "the dreaded "wrong PK code message" would have been more appropiate, but no... MS has to obsfuscate everything.. sigh!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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