Windows 10: Windows 10 Activation Issues

  1.    31 May 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Activation Issues


    I upgraded from a genuine copy of Windows 8.1 Professional x64 to Windows 10 Professional x64 during the free upgrade period, and after a few months, the creators updated came out and then I updated it to that due to the wannacry exploit thing that's been going on, then, after I updated it to the build 1703, It now says that my windows isn't activated, and I tried to troubleshoot it, even by going to the store and seeing if it can make my windows "genuine" even if it already is.. so please, I need help.. any answers would be nice.. thanks!
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  2.    31 May 2017 #2

    It's a lot more than a 'few months' from the end of the official free upgrade period to the beginning of the public Creator's edition release a few weeks back...

    Try
    Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Else you could call your regional activation centre.
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  3.    31 May 2017 #3

    The free upgrade period ended on July 29, 2016, which is a lot longer than a few months since the free upgrade period.

    You would have gotten a digital license saved on MS servers if you were part of the free upgrade, and you can reactivate Windows in the event of a reinstall of Windows.

    It should not be asking for reactivation after a feature update.
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  4.    31 May 2017 #4

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

    slmgr /ato
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       31 May 2017 #5

    It's probably just a delay in the activation after the upgrade. Give it a while. But make sure that your PC is logged in to your Microsoft account for the activation to initiate.

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  6.    31 May 2017 #6

    badrobot said: View Post
    It's probably just a delay in the activation after the upgrade. Give it a while. But make sure that your PC is logged in to your Microsoft account for the activation to initiate.

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    Which the command in post #4 overcomes by initiating the online activation manually. Many people have experienced a failure to activate from the graphical activation screen under settings - updates & security - activation and the manual command has activated it for them.
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  7.    01 Jun 2017 #7

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Which the command in post #4 overcomes by initiating the online activation manually. Many people have experienced a failure to activate from the graphical activation screen under settings - updates & security - activation and the manual command has activated it for them.
    Thanks for sharing the command but I got an error which looks like this.. any clues? I have important files in my pc and I don't have anything to store the files to cause my laptop broke..


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  8.    01 Jun 2017 #8

    What- no backups? You do realise some people find their PCs are unbootable after attempting a build upgrade? You are taking a significant risk.

    Do yourself an enormous favour, buy a 1 or 2Tb USB hard drive, and start using disk imaging routinely as we do. (Macrium Reflect (free) yes free + its boot disk + that drive).

    I've seen people in shock, crying, after they've lost all their data.
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  9.    01 Jun 2017 #9

    refertlor said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing the command but I got an error which looks like this.. any clues? I have important files in my pc and I don't have anything to store the files to cause my laptop broke..


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    Seems you have corrupt licence files...

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    Run WDT and check for tampered items and that the licencing service = true.
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