Windows 10: Message on screen keeps coming back.

  1.    21 Feb 2016 #1

    Message on screen keeps coming back.


    Hi. New to the forum, bit not to tek toys.
    I have recently set my PC from 8.1 to the free 10 upgrade offer.
    Everything's fine, 'Except' down in the bottom right hand corner a message keeps coming up.... "Activate Windows. Go to settings to activate Windows."
    I have gone to settings now, 5 times, & through the whole upgrade procedure 5 times too, including several system restores. Each time I get an on-screen message telling me everything's done, 10 is now fired up & running etc. The 'Activate' message disappears, everything's fine for a week or 2, then I switch the PC on & the message has come back again.
    Anyone got any ideas? Thanx.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Feb 2016 #2

    In an elevated ("run as administrator") command prompt, please run:

    slmgr /dlv

    Post the result window back as a screenshot. There won't be any uniquely identifying information on it so you don't have to blank anything out. Basically we are looking for anything on that result that says "KMS". If it does contain KMS that would be your problem, but there is other info in there that might point to the problem. What you want to see in the results is "RETAIL" activation channel.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Hi! I'm not sure if I'm posting correctly so please let me know, but I was recommended to this site for help with my windows 10 update. I've contacted Microsoft twice now, but they weren't able to help either time. Basically when my computer is...
I'm setting up a file backup on Win 10 Pro. Under the backup settings there is the "Back up these folders" section. I have a total of five folders I want to backup so I keep removing all the folders that Windows adds by default and leave the five...
For at least a couple of updates, Windows 10 has begun acting very, very strange with the Start Menu. Right now the issue is that pinned icons vanish and reappear seemingly at random (although always - if at all when I pin something new or unpin...
Source A Guy
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10.
Find Us