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  1. Posts : 31
    Win10
       #1

    Unable to activate new Windows 10


    Hi,
    I bought a brand new copy of Windows 10 Pro OEM 64 bit.

    I popped the DVD in for a clean install and it installed ok. For the last couple of days, I've had no issues until today where it tells me it is not activated.

    I've tried reinstalling the activation key and all I get is an error saying "unable to activate windows because you dont have a valid licence or product key (0x803f7001). I've copied exactly as on the sticker ont he DVD.

    I've attached the results on Licensing diag. In this file, it lists 'ActivePartialProductKey : 3V66T' but this is not the key I'm entering!!

    Has anyone encountered this or know why it suddenly doesn't like the key the key I entered???

    It is version 1909.

    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Unable to activate new Windows 10 Attached Files
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  2. Posts : 207
    Windows 10
       #2

    This link may help you
    Fix Windows activation error 0x803F7001

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ror-0x803f7001
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  3. Posts : 9,500
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    Where did you purchase the DVD and License? Try installing Windows 10 from an ISO downloaded at microsoft.com. Do not enter the license during the setup, wait until you get logged in (Enter fake phone number or keep machine off of the network to setup a local account). When you get logged in as a local account with Network connected, it will activate Windows. Go into Settings and then enter the license.
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  4. Posts : 31
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    bro67 said:
    Where did you purchase the DVD and License? Try installing Windows 10 from an ISO downloaded at microsoft.com. Do not enter the license during the setup, wait until you get logged in (Enter fake phone number or keep machine off of the network to setup a local account). When you get logged in as a local account with Network connected, it will activate Windows. Go into Settings and then enter the license.
    I bought os an Amazon seller. Original packaging which looks legitimate!!
    I'll have to try and get an ISO sorted and give that a go. Bit of a pain as I've just reinstalled my files back on it but I guess that is the only option I have at the moment....

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    xsteveuk said:
    This link may help you
    Fix Windows activation error 0x803F7001

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...ror-0x803f7001
    Yep, been through here with no luck...
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  5. Posts : 7,594
    windows 10
       #5

    What version have you installed if its not 1909 you can download the latest version and update without loosing data or files
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  6. Posts : 3,453
       #6

    cosmarchy said:
    Hi,
    I bought a brand new copy of Windows 10 Pro OEM 64 bit.

    I popped the DVD in for a clean install and it installed ok. For the last couple of days, I've had no issues until today where it tells me it is not activated.

    I've tried reinstalling the activation key and all I get is an error saying "unable to activate windows because you dont have a valid licence or product key (0x803f7001). I've copied exactly as on the sticker ont he DVD.

    I've attached the results on Licensing diag. In this file, it lists 'ActivePartialProductKey : 3V66T' but this is not the key I'm entering!!

    Has anyone encountered this or know why it suddenly doesn't like the key the key I entered???

    It is version 1909.

    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Thanks
    "License successfully uninstalled for package Microsoft.Windows.48.X19-98841_8wekyb3d8bbwe"

    It appears your Digital licence got uninstalled for some reason

    Re-install it by going to Settings ->Update & Security -> Activation -> Change product key

    If you Enter your key on the DVD sticker. (? the one ending in *****-*****-*****-*****-BWP7P) does it give the 0x803f7001 error?


    Edit:
    The above is to obtain a digital licence but one can bypass it with a valid Win 10 key.

    Run the following one after the other at command prompt:

    slmgr.vbs -upk
    slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (your OEM key)
    slmgr.vbs -ato
    Last edited by Superfly; 21 Jan 2020 at 03:56.
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  7. Posts : 18,278
    Windows 11 Pro
       #7

    cosmarchy said:
    Hi,
    I bought a brand new copy of Windows 10 Pro OEM 64 bit.
    Well.... since you are not supposed to use Windows 10 Pro OEM for personal use:
    https://devicepartner.microsoft.com/...r-personal-use

    What do you expect?
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  8. Posts : 31
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Superfly said:
    "License successfully uninstalled for package Microsoft.Windows.48.X19-98841_8wekyb3d8bbwe"

    It appears your Digital licence got uninstalled for some reason

    Re-install it by going to Settings ->Update & Security -> Activation -> Change product key

    If you Enter your key on the DVD sticker. (? the one ending in *****-*****-*****-*****-BWP7P) does it give the 0x803f7001 error?


    Edit:
    The above is to obtain a digital licence but one can bypass it with a valid Win 10 key.

    Run the following one after the other at command prompt:

    slmgr.vbs -upk
    slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (your OEM key)
    slmgr.vbs -ato
    Tried changing the product key as you suggested.
    slmgr.vbs -upk went through ok but I got the following error after slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (your OEM key)
    Unable to activate new Windows 10-capture.png
    Unable to activate new Windows 10-capture-1.png
    Tends to imply the product key is wrong but I typed it in correctly - several times!!

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    bro67 said:
    Where did you purchase the DVD and License? Try installing Windows 10 from an ISO downloaded at microsoft.com. Do not enter the license during the setup, wait until you get logged in (Enter fake phone number or keep machine off of the network to setup a local account). When you get logged in as a local account with Network connected, it will activate Windows. Go into Settings and then enter the license.
    Just reinstalled via an ISO from the microsoft website hoever I still have the same issues...
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  9. Posts : 3,453
       #9

    cosmarchy said:
    Tried changing the product key as you suggested.
    slmgr.vbs -upk went through ok but I got the following error after slmgr.vbs -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (your OEM key)
    Unable to activate new Windows 10-capture.png
    Unable to activate new Windows 10-capture-1.png
    Tends to imply the product key is wrong but I typed it in correctly - several times!!
    If it won't install the key it's likely the wrong version (like "Pro N" etc) - check the edition...
    ShowKeyPlus

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  10. Posts : 653
    10 preview 64bit
       #10

    Hi @Superfly

    from the report

    SubscriptionPfnList: "Microsoft.Windows.Pro.Addon

    Does this make it an Upgrade key, ie home to pro
    not a straight Pro licence


    Roy
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