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  1. Posts : 27
    windows 10
       #1

    Windows needs to be activated pop up


    Just started after the last update on 12/12..When I check Settings Update & Security I see that Windows is activated
    how do I stop the pop up? Version 10.0.18362.535
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,185
    windows 10
       #2

    What version of windows and what is the exact message and what does the activation show is it activated by MS or a company. The message is normally with a pirated copy of a VL which MS dont activate it has yo be activated by local server and reactiavted monthly
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  3. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Version 10.0.18362.535
    I got this years ago when MS was giving 10 upgrade away free, I later ordered the DVD's but that serial # doesn't work
    your Windows license will expire soon, You need to activate
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  4. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,995
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    It can be important to know the full numbers for the version, hold down the Windows key and press R, type winver and press Enter. Post the full line of numbers on the resultant panel. What you have posted suggests you don't have the latest Version.
    Windows needs to be activated pop up-winver.png
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  5. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Version 1903 (OS Build 18362.535)
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    It may not yet be automatic but I'd check for updates, should see a line that says something like downloading a optional update just under Check for updates, click it and see if it runs. After the install [might take awhile] check if the activation issue has been solved.
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  7. Bastet's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    Run this cmd within powershell with adminowershell “(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey” Or wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey if using cmd prompt. Or:Check this program to reveal if there’s a key embedded in the BIOS:Download Windows 10 OEM Product Key Tool - NeoSmart Technologies run this to see what is currently installed & post a screenshot:Right click on start & choose powershell with admin & enter: slmgr.vbs /dlv This will show a popup showing whether your license is OEM, Retail, or Volume amongst other information.
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  8. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,995
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #8

    I just checked a machine running Version 1903, saved this image for the purpose:
    Windows needs to be activated pop up-updates.png
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  9. Posts : 27
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I got it going ...just kept using the key that I had over and over..finally took it
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  10. Bastet's Avatar
    Posts : 1,781
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #10

    Great. There might’ve been a problem with the servers. With the approach of Christmas maybe people are purchasing new PCs..
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