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  1. Posts : 316
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can not activate


    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 personalize until I activate Windows. So I went into Settings and clicked on Activation. Then a message popped up saying that it couldn't activate now and to try again later. I tried several times but got the same message.
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  2. Posts : 4,155
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 11
       #2

    this is a known issue with MS and MSDN - they are having issues with the activation server

    there are 10159 keys posted on the insider blog - but those are giving issues too..

    Since we are getting close to release - the activaction seems to be the issue MS is now working on..

    some who have upgraded to the new build - get activated and some do not..
    some who use a MS account only get activation on one PC
    those how clean install need an activation key

    it is all work in progress and best to leave it be - as they are addressing the issue ( or so I read)
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  3. Posts : 316
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Kyhi said:
    this is a known issue with MS and MSDN - they are having issues with the activation server

    there are 10159 keys posted on the insider blog - but those are giving issues too..

    Since we are getting close to release - the activaction seems to be the issue MS is now working on..

    some who have upgraded to the new build - get activated and some do not..
    some who use a MS account only get activation on one PC
    those how clean install need an activation key

    it is all work in progress and best to leave it be - as they are addressing the issue ( or so I read)
    Thanks for the information.. I won't worry about it for now.
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  4. Posts : 44
    windows 10 build 14951
       #4

    cannot activate since
    10158,10159,10162
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  5. Posts : 14,213
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #5

    I've never had to enter a Product Key nor been notified to Activate. Mine was a clean install on an empty HDD several months ago, just finished installing Build 10162 and prepping the .iso file to burn the DVD to use on another computer.
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  6. Posts : 8,578
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64
       #6

    Berton said:
    I've never had to enter a Product Key nor been notified to Activate.
    Ditto.
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  7. Posts : 8
    windows 10
       #7

    give a try to activate by phone .... run slui4
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  8. Posts : 1,092
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #8

    I did a clean install of 10159 and used this key to activate,

    Code:
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 10158 product key: 8N67H-M3CY9-QT7C4-2TR7M-TXYCV
    From the first post here,

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158 for PCs - Windows 10 Forums

    First time I was asked for a key installing these builds.
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  9. Posts : 148
       #9

    derekimo said:
    I did a clean install of 10159 and used this key to activate,

    Code:
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview build 10158 product key: 8N67H-M3CY9-QT7C4-2TR7M-TXYCV
    From the first post here,

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158 for PCs - Windows 10 Forums

    First time I was asked for a key installing these builds.
    Can u activate using 8 key after installation?
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  10. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #10

    To all those who haven't been notified to activate... if you go to the Win X menu and look at System, does it show you as Activated?

    I can't get it to activate at all, on at least 2 (maybe 3, I lost count) machines.
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