Activate Solved

  1.    09 Sep 2016 #1


    I just upgraded to another computer and I used Reflect image to transfer all programs. My question is in the lower right corner of screen I get a message that says "Activate Windows" Go to settings to activate Windows. I am not good with this can someone help me How do I do this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    10 Sep 2016 #2

    How was windows 10 installed on original pc?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 Sep 2016 #3

    Hi, did you use Macrium Redeploy?

    Did your new computer come with Win 10 already installed, or with no OS?
    What sort of Windows 10 license did you have? Free upgrade or retail?

    If your computer had no Win 10 installed, you will most likely need to buy a Win 10 license. However MS has opened up the possibility of transferring licenses from what I've read- very much in passing. If that may be relevant, find the activation phone number for your area and try that.
    For interest:
    How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware

    More complex: (and I don't know the answer): if you used Macrium Redeploy and the versions of Win 10 were different (Home vs Pro e.g.) there would be a different licensing problem.

    Also see:
    Activate Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    The instruction means (e..g) type 'Settings' in the search field in your taskbar, click on Settings.
    Type Activation in the search field, click on activation.
    What does it say? Please post a screenshot.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    10 Sep 2016 #4

    Thanks I had win 10 on the new computer but when I used reflect guess it made a difference with win 10. I got vthe liecese code of new computer and loaded it and now it seems to be all rite
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 Sep 2016 #5

    Glad it turned out to be straightforward.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Related Threads
Is there any way to activate dreamscene without using a portable executable file that is always running? I know DreamScene activator worked for Windows 7, but I can't get that to work for Windows 10.
Solved Why Activate? in Windows Updates and Activation
Three times I have tried to go from my legit win7 to win10 but it fails C1900101-20017 - so I cannot get win10. I can do a clean install via the downloaded iSO but obviously cannot get it activated becuase I do not have a win10 key. From what I...
Solved Cannot activate Win 10 in Windows Updates and Activation
I just upgraded my win 8.1 installation to Win 10, as released today 7/29. So this isn't a preview. However, it hasn't activated yet. When I click on manually, it tries and just reports that it cannot activate now. This is confusing. I thought...
Cant activate windows 10 in Windows Updates and Activation
I have windows installed and im a insider preview do i need to buy a new key the have build 10240.. I have hard drive crash and i cant activate windows 10 and i am insider preview why?
Can not activate in Windows Updates and Activation
I recently installed build 10159. It seems to work fine except for the fact that the desktop back ground is all black. I right clicked and chose "Personalize" to get a different background. But it gave me a message telling me that I cannot...
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 12:23.
Find Us