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  1.    21 Apr 2017 #21
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    win10 insider Enterprise

    Glad to see it works your way too. Curious if the OP has a MS account ? Maybe he would do well to join the insiders, but I think he may need to reinstall fresh now that it has expired. Eventually his expired 10pro will start shutting down and if I remember correctly eventually it will cease to boot.
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  2.    21 Apr 2017 #22
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Glad to see it works your way too. Curious if the OP has a MS account ? Maybe he would do well to join the insiders, but I think he may need to reinstall fresh now that it has expired. Eventually his expired 10pro it will start shutting down and if I remember correctly eventually it will cease to boot.
    Worked once and failed once. And no insider builds here.
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  3.    21 Apr 2017 #23
    Join Date : Apr 2017
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    windows 10 professional
    Thread Starter

    What would really help is for someone to tell me how long i can keep using the computer in the current state.
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  4.    21 Apr 2017 #24
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by dj44 View Post
    What would really help is for someone to tell me how long i can keep using the computer in the current state.
    As far as I am aware, there is no time limit. It is however against the EULA to use an unlicensed system.
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  5.    21 Apr 2017 #25
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    8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by dj44 View Post
    What would really help is for someone to tell me how long i can keep using the computer in the current state.
    On This Forum, Nobody is supposed to give any help to someone running a Pirated copy of Windows, or possibly a PC that's been stolen from a University, Business, or etc. There are other Forums where You could get that kind of help, but Not here.

    If You'd post Your Specs and the results from ShowKeyPlus it would most likely be a simple process to get You a Genuine copy of Windows running.
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  6.    21 Apr 2017 #26
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Tried it on a second PC and it didn't work. It was 10 Home 1703. MAK key was rejected via change key. Entered the generic Pro key and it upgraded to pro though, and activated with a DL it already had. Then tried my MAK key again and it was accepted, upgraded but won't activate? Windows can't activate with this product key, 0xc004b100. Was able to go back to 10 Pro by entering the Pro generic key though. Now shows activated with a digital license.
    Lately, I've been having activation problems on the activation screen under updates and security. I've had to open a command prompt and run slmgr /ato to get activation.
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  7.    22 Apr 2017 #27
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Lately, I've been having activation problems on the activation screen under updates and security. I've had to open a command prompt and run slmgr /ato to get activation.
    Tried doing the upgrade from Pro to Enterprise on a second PC and same deal. Upgrades but won't activate. I'm going to clean install Enterprise on my spare desktop PC latter on today some time and see what happens.
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  8.    22 Apr 2017 #28
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    Windows10

    Quote Originally Posted by mikiep View Post
    Glad to see it works your way too. Curious if the OP has a MS account ? Maybe he would do well to join the insiders, but I think he may need to reinstall fresh now that it has expired. Eventually his expired 10pro will start shutting down and if I remember correctly eventually it will cease to boot.
    No it will not expire BUT it will if he joins Insider and does not keep it up to date.

    There is a common misunderstanding about using Insider versions without activation. Whilst you can do it, you get all the same restrictions as a normal install.
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  9.    22 Apr 2017 #29

    Hi there

    I'm surprised your Windows AV software or Windows defender didn't flag some part of KMS as possibly dangerous malware etc -- kms activation is routinely used with Pirate copies of Windows / Office usually downloaded from those notorious torrent sites.

    Usually KMS activators will have something like hacktool.gen in it.

    As soon as you mentioned KMS I suspect the original software wasn't licensed legally. If you bought it from a recognised retailer complain - and to Microsoft.

    If you bought privately -- unfortunately "Caveat Emptor" applies in this case so you'll just have to get a legit license.

    This Forum (absolutely correctly) takes a very dim view of any Pirate software (or in fact of any Pirate content) and it's against the rules to help people on using or obtaining such software or content.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  10.    22 Apr 2017 #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    I'm surprised your Windows AV software or Windows defender didn't flag some part of KMS as possibly dangerous malware etc -- kms activation is routinely used with Pirate copies of Windows / Office usually downloaded from those notorious torrent sites.

    Usually KMS activators will have something like hacktool.gen in it.

    As soon as you mentioned KMS I suspect the original software wasn't licensed legally. If you bought it from a recognised retailer complain - and to Microsoft.

    If you bought privately -- unfortunately "Caveat Emptor" applies in this case so you'll just have to get a legit license.

    This Forum (absolutely correctly) takes a very dim view of any Pirate software (or in fact of any Pirate content) and it's against the rules to help people on using or obtaining such software or content.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It could have, at one time, been an actual legal KMS activation by that companies KMS server. Then sold without removing the company installed OS before hand. Happens when a company goes belly up and the IT guy (if there is one) has no more interest in what's going on. Without access to that companies KMS server activation times out and fails to reactivate. Nothing shady about it other than it shouldn't have been sold without wiping the OS first. They get lazy and just do a reset.

    If it was a cheat, we likely wouldn't be having this conversation as it would still be illegally activated. Unless your antivirus actually did flag something already and quarantine it.
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