Win 10 Retail random activation request

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  1. Posts : 126
    windows 10
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    Win 10 Retail random activation request


    hi guys i have a problem.I have win 10 updated to CU(1703) with last update.
    I updated with Iso mounted in windows place(no clean install)

    After the update, windows was activated, but sometimes in the right bottom of the screen there is a "windows is not acivated"

    The strange thing is if i run
    slmgr.vbs -dlv
    slmgr.vbs -xpr

    windows result perfectly activated.What should be?
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  2. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #2

    What does Settings > Update & security > Activation say? Does it have a Digital license?
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  3. Posts : 11,172
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #3

    Hi there

    Not sure if it now always connects to the internet and checks at every boot to see if there's a digital licence.
    The best way to check would be to shut down the machine, disconnect it from the Internet and re-boot. See if it activates within a few minutes without connecting to the internet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Posts : 126
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    alphanumeric said:
    What does Settings > Update & security > Activation say? Does it have a Digital license?
    yes, its reported "windows is activated with digital license"
    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    Not sure if it now always connects to the internet and checks at every boot to see if there's a digital licence.
    The best way to check would be to shut down the machine, disconnect it from the Internet and re-boot. See if it activates within a few minutes without connecting to the internet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    i will try this and i report.

    thanks for now
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  5. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    blueskyler said:
    Originally Posted by jimbo45 Hi there

    Not sure if it now always connects to the internet and checks at every boot to see if there's a digital licence.
    The best way to check would be to shut down the machine, disconnect it from the Internet and re-boot. See if it activates within a few minutes without connecting to the internet.
    i will try this and i report.
    For comparison, I have tried this too. In Win 10 Pro x86 v. 1703, os build 15063.296 I disconnected WiFi and turned WiFi off, then restarted. Then I shut down and restarted again, just to be sure.

    Settings > Update & security > Activation still reports "Windows is activated with a digital licence".
    Slmgr.vbs /xpr reports "The machine is permanently activated."
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  6. Posts : 126
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Bree said:
    For comparison, I have tried this too. In Win 10 Pro x86 v. 1703, os build 15063.296 I disconnected WiFi and turned WiFi off, then restarted. Then I shut down and restarted again, just to be sure.

    Settings > Update & security > Activation still reports "Windows is activated with a digital licence".
    Slmgr.vbs /xpr reports "The machine is permanently activated."
    i have tried this me too, and i reports "The machine is permanently activated."

    for now seem all ok.
    Do you use retail key?

    the strange thing is that sometimes with the cmd Slmgr.vbs /xpr windows is activated, but Settings > Update & security > Activation say reports windows not activated

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  7. Posts : 3,446
       #7

    Digital licences are renewable and checked at certain intervals - Event viewer lists "Network available" as one task trigger - if the activation server is unavailable an error will be reported...

    It does seem that something has changed in CU though.. as I checked my event log and saw the error 0x803F7001 (server not available) occured one day then the next no errors.

    I didn't get any notifications/deactivations etc.

    I just checked as a matter of interest when dealing with this
    Win10 Insider Activation not showing Solved - Windows 10 Forums
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  8. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #8

    I had issues with activating my Enterprise install(s) with my MAK key. Running slmgr /ato from the command line fixed it though. And surprise, surprise, they all got Digital Licenses. The changes to the way Windows 10 activates with each new consumer release, I think has things in a flux. I'm not sure everybody at Microsoft is on the same page activation wise? IMHO, something is not quite right on the activation servers.
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  9. Posts : 126
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    i have retail key, but it's reported as "digital license" :\
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  10. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #10

    As near as I can tell, everything except VL KMS gets a Digital License now.
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