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  1.    13 May 2017 #1
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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.    13 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    What does Settings > Update & security > Activation say? Does it have a Digital license?
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  3.    13 May 2017 #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.    13 May 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    What does Settings > Update & security > Activation say? Does it have a Digital license?
    yes, its reported "windows is activated with digital license"
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    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.    13 May 2017 #5
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    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by blueskyler View Post
    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.    14 May 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    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.    14 May 2017 #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.    14 May 2017 #8
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    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.    15 May 2017 #9
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    i have retail key, but it's reported as "digital license" :\
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  10.    15 May 2017 #10
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    As near as I can tell, everything except VL KMS gets a Digital License now.
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