Windows 10 Activation


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    Windows 10 Assistive Technologies
       #1

    Windows 10 Activation


    I installed the new Windows 10 Assistive Technology version and have been unable to get activated. The message says that activation cannot be made at this time. I had Windows 7 and I downloaded the new Windows 10 Assistive Technology from the Microsoft website. It was not a clean install but an update. When I bought my desktop from Dell Windows 7 was already installed and I did not receive a product key. What should I do?
    Last edited by Maggie; 28 Apr 2017 at 16:38.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Was it a clean install? Was it on a previously-activated Win10? If Yes on the first and No on the second you may need to enter a Win7 w/SP1 Product Key or maybe a Win8.1 Product Key. I've not had to use it yet but I seem to recall there is a Tutorial on this forum about troubleshooting activation problems.
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #3

    Go to Settings > Update & security > Activation > and look for an "activation troubleshooter" option.
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    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run:

    slmgr /ato

    That will make it try to activate online and tell you why it won't.
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    Windows 10 IoT
       #5

    NavyLCDR said:
    Open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run:

    slmgr /ato

    That will make it try to activate online and tell you why it won't.
    I had that in my post and then edited it out. I was thinking that only works if your VL activated? Guess I'm wrong? I need to read up on it I guess?
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