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  1. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    sudden demand for activation


    Greetings
    I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate (bought in Microsoft store) to Windows 10 Pro two years ago, on July 18 2016. This was almost the last moment for free upgrade.
    Everything was OK until last updates: KB4465663 & KB4467702 defined as security updates. Updates came yesterday afternoon.
    Today I find on the bottom-right desktop "Activate Windows".
    I re-entered my product key (as I did when I installed windows 7 ultimate and when I upgraded to windows 10 pro) and it was activated for more than two years (according to control panel --> system or settings --> update & security --> activation.
    What happened?
    What can I do?
    (I didn't make any hardware changes except replacing my dvd writer with the same LG model)
    Please help
    thanks
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  2. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    temporary solution


    restored to November 1 and the demand to activate on desktop disappeared but as soon as I'll get those updates. It will reappear.
    I'm now in winver version 1803 build 17134.
    I looked again in settings --> update & security --> activation and I saw the bizarre title on 2nd row across activation: unable to reach windows activation servers
    is that why the sudden activation demand reappears? what does it mean? what can I do about it?
    thanks
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,074
    windows 10
       #3

    If you read posts on the forum it's happening to a lot of people and it's a MS fault you could update to 1809 see if it clears it but MS will solve it soon
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  4. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    thank you so much
    If I only knew how to upgrade to 1809,,,,
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  5. Posts : 913
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,530
    Windows 10 Pro
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    slmgr /ato

    Working fine here in Oregon just now.
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  7. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,074
    windows 10
       #7

    To update go here and hit update it will come via updates in time Download Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I still have "unable to reach windows activation servers" in settings --> update & security --> activation
    so I'll wait a few days
    but is it adviced to receive windows updates until the problem is solved here?
    thank you
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,530
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    I would very highly recommend trying
    slmgr /ato

    Also, updating Windowed while not activated is no issue at all.
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  10. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    indeed after upgrading top 1809 the problem was solved
    thanks a million, muchomurka!
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