1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 35
    win7 home premium 64 bit
       24 Aug 2016 #1

    Windows 10 activation

    I purchased/installed windows 10 pro from ebay (CoA). I enter the PK and windows does get activated.
    <This PC><properties> displays: "Windows is activated" . I'm used to seeing a genuine stamp on the left
    side of the screen, it's not there.
    Has windows dropped this or do I need to do something?
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  2. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,429
       24 Aug 2016 #2

    You are fine.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,202
    Windows 10 IoT
       24 Aug 2016 #3

    That's normal for Windows 10. Also look in Settings > Update & security > Activation, it will say activated with a Product key or activated with a digital license.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 35
    win7 home premium 64 bit
       24 Aug 2016 #4

    Yes but he last 5 characters of the PK are not what I entered.
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,202
    Windows 10 IoT
       25 Aug 2016 #5

    I can't explain that, I have no idea why they don't match?
    Did you actually get a COA sticker with the key on it? Or just a photo shot of it?
    Did you clean install, or do a change product key to an already installed Windows 10?
    This utility might get you some better info, https://www.tenforums.com/software-ap...7-showkey.html
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