Windows Stopped Activation

  1. no1yak's Avatar
    Posts : 109
    Win 10 Pro 64x 1809
       #1

    Windows Stopped Activation


    Rather a strange situation occurred today. I moved my Samsung 950 pro from the M.2 slot because it was under my 980GTX.
    I put the drive on a PCie card and booted up, no problem. The next thing I see is a windows message telling me that windows was not activated because the serial number was in use on another PC.(strange cos I only have one machine)

    Long story short, after and hour with MS on their chat line and the person taking control of my PC it was resolved. No hardware was changed, the only thing I did was to move my boot drive to a PCie card. My win 10 pro is a full retail copy so no digital entitlement. MS activation gets weirder everyday. I only hope that if I have to do a clean install I don't have the same problem.

    Pete
      My Computers

  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 13,232
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    no1yak said:
    My win 10 pro is a full retail copy so no digital entitlement.
    If it happens again, you can try right click on start icon, select Command Prompt (admin). Then run:
    slui 4

    That will bring up the phone activation window. Usually you call the toll free number, enter the long installation ID number, then tell the computer voice your Windows is installed on only one computer.
      My Computer

  3. no1yak's Avatar
    Posts : 109
    Win 10 Pro 64x 1809
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the reply, Thats how the person fron MS fixed it over remote.

    Pete
      My Computers


 

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