Windows 10: Activate Build 9879 Solved

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  1.    27 Dec 2014 #1

    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. Posts : 8,333
    Windows 10 Professional
       27 Dec 2014 #2

    Check for Updates, it should activate on it's own.
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  3.    27 Dec 2014 #3

    Edwin said: 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

    JJG10 said: View Post
    Edwin said: 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. Posts : 8,333
    Windows 10 Professional
       27 Dec 2014 #5

    Perfect!
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  6. Posts : 3,234
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       27 Dec 2014 #6

    Mine updated to 9879 this afternoon and it apparently activated itself.
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  7. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       28 Dec 2014 #7

    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

    ThrashZone said: 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

    ThrashZone said: 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

    ThrashZone said: 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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