Windows 10: Can't activate after "reset this PC" Solved

  1.    20 Aug 2017 #1

    Can't activate after "reset this PC"


    Hi all, I installed a new M/B and subsequently performed a reset this PC action and now my W10 won't activate. I purchased W8 several years ago and had been using that key. My windows is up to date (just checked) and I'm getting error 0x803f7001 about not reaching the servers. I've tried re-entering the key and tried the generic key(s). SLUI 4 will not run. And running slmgr /dlv returned no issues.

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  2.    20 Aug 2017 #2

    I changed my MB and I called MS to re-activate.
    Was painless and takes about 15 minutes. The guy on the other end was very helpful and pleasant
    try Calling them
    Sven
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  3.    20 Aug 2017 #3

    Sven1458 said: View Post
    I changed my MB and I called MS to re-activate.
    Was painless and takes about 15 minutes. The guy on the other end was very helpful and pleasant
    try Calling them
    Sven
    I could be wrong...but the only reference I can find to a phone number is when running activation on the device. None of the activation options or activation troubleshooter on my PC produce a result other than a dead end. Searching for a phone number online circles you back to "built in product activation features"

    Edit: found this number (888) 571-2048.

    First attempt, go through automated system, get the callback, wait on hold several minutes then get hung up on.
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  4.    20 Aug 2017 #4

    Try again, I got a call back.
    Maybe the hang up was an accident
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  5.    20 Aug 2017 #5

    Ok, they confirmed my product key is valid but apparently I need tier 2 (my words) and need to wait until normal business hours tomorrow. Will update this week for any future googler's reference.
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  6.    20 Aug 2017 #6

    Have you tried:

    slmgr /ato
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  7.    21 Aug 2017 #7

    You could reinstall windows 8.1, activate it, then reupgrade to Windows 10.

    Tier 2 sounds like bs to me.
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  8.    22 Aug 2017 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Have you tried:

    slmgr /ato
    Same 7001 error.
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  9.    25 Aug 2017 #9

    cereberus said: View Post
    You could reinstall windows 8.1, activate it, then reupgrade to Windows 10.

    Tier 2 sounds like bs to me.
    This was the technically correct answer according to Windows support. However, after verifying my Win 8.1 key was valid they were kind enough to provide me with a new "one time" key. End total was 3 phone calls (two outbound from me and one scheduled).
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  10.    26 Aug 2017 #10

    I'm glad you are sorted but with digital licencing MS is creating problems...seems they are "losing" licenses but at least provide a "1-time"
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