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  1.    27 Dec 2014 #1
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    Windows 10 Build 1703

    Activate Build 9879


    A week or so ago I installed Build 9879 of W 10 TP and have tried every day to activate it through PC Settings. I keep getting a message saying, "Windows can't activate. Try again later." Should I be concerned? What can I do to activate it?

    Thank you.
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  2.    27 Dec 2014 #2
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    Check for Updates, it should activate on it's own.
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  3.    27 Dec 2014 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Check for Updates, it should activate on it's own.
    That is what I thought too but I just ran "Check for Updates" and it found and installed some and it is still not activated. Go figure!
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  4.    27 Dec 2014 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJG10 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Check for Updates, it should activate on it's own.
    That is what I thought too but I just ran "Check for Updates" and it found and installed some and it is still not activated. Go figure!
    Finally got it to activate! I stumbled across the product key for the 9879 Build (PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK). I used it to activate and Bingo it worked.
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  5.    27 Dec 2014 #5
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    Perfect!
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  6.    27 Dec 2014 #6
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    Mine updated to 9879 this afternoon and it apparently activated itself.
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  7.    28 Dec 2014 #7
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    I don't see how you would stumble on the activation key it's shown above the iso download links
    Where exactly did you download the iso ?
    Apparently not from Microsoft :/
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  8.    28 Dec 2014 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    I don't see how you would stumble on the activation key it's shown above the iso download links
    Where exactly did you download the iso ?
    Apparently not from Microsoft :/
    At my age a person can and will miss most things. I guess that is where I found it on the second time around.
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  9.    28 Dec 2014 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    I don't see how you would stumble on the activation key it's shown above the iso download links
    Where exactly did you download the iso ?
    Apparently not from Microsoft :/



    I remember now. I Binged with 9879 Product Key and found it on social.technet.microsoft.com
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  10.    28 Dec 2014 #10

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
    I don't see how you would stumble on the activation key it's shown above the iso download links
    Where exactly did you download the iso ?
    Apparently not from Microsoft :/
    It's not that obvious for Enterprise... One has to expand the Pre-Installation node to get it.
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