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  1. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Some problems with activating windows


    Im having some problems activating windows after reinstalling. Windows tells me to activate it, i click on activate windows, the screen goes blank for about 20 minutes, then windows asks me to uprade to windows 10 pro. I click accept and after being at 0% for some time, windows says there was an error and that i have to check my online connection which seems to be working just fine. I did some googling, but unfortunately the copy-paste answers from microsofts support forum didnt solve the problem.

    Solved by purchasing a new product key.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 21 Feb 2021 at 13:43.
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    Cerawy said:
    I'm having some problems activating windows after I reinstalling. Windows tells me to activate windows, I click on activate windows, the screen goes blank for about 20 minutes, then windows asks me to uprade to windows 10 pro. I click accept and after being at 0% for some time, windows says there was an error and that I have to check my online connection which seems to be working just fine. I did some research and unfortunately, none of the copy-paste answers from microsofts support forum solved the problem.
    Following. I'm having some of the same issues.
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  3. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Still looking for a solution to this. Im getting a message in the bottom left corner of my screen telling me to activate windows, and its getting annoying.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 20:28.
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    What version of Windows 10 do you have now? Run winver - what version does it say you have?

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  5. cereberus's Avatar
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    Cerawy said:
    I'm having some problems activating windows after I reinstalling. Windows tells me to activate windows, I click on activate windows, the screen goes blank for about 20 minutes, then windows asks me to uprade to windows 10 pro. I click accept and after being at 0% for some time, windows says there was an error and that I have to check my online connection which seems to be working just fine. I did some research and unfortunately none of the copy-paste answers from microsofts support forum solved the problem.
    We need more information. It sounds like you have reinstalled wrong version.

    What version was on pc originally and now?
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  6. Cerawy's Avatar
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    cereberus said:
    We need more information. It sounds like you have reinstalled wrong version.

    What version was on pc originally and now?
    It was a windows 7 ultimate key that i upgraded to windows 10 pro.

    It says version 1703 build 15063.674.
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    Cerawy said:
    I'm having some problems activating windows after I reinstalling.... windows asks me to upgrade to windows 10 pro. ..
    Cerawy said:
    It was a windows 7 ultimate key that I upgraded to windows 10 pro.
    Sounds like you have reinstalled Home rather than Pro. It's asking you to upgrade to Pro because that's the only digital licence the activation servers have for your machine. The digital licence you got by upgrading W7 Ultimate to W10 Pro will only activate Pro, it won't activate Home.

    If you change the product key to the generic W10 Pro key it will upgrade you from Home to Pro, which should then activate from your digital licence on the activation servers. The generic key can be found at step 5 in in this tutorial.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Or you could just do the reinstall again, this time installing Pro.
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  8. Cerawy's Avatar
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    It doesnt seem to do anything if i click on activation. I just get a loading screen with some blue dots. Clicking on windows store says that it wont open with the build in administrator account. Also, it wouldnt let me choose version of windows when i downloaded the installation media.
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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    It does sound like a corrupted installation. We had a similar issue where even ADT wouldn't run on such a system.
    If you can, post a diagnostic report so that we can see the error codes.

    Please Read: Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums

    PS: Trusted-Installer owned files cannot be repaired from within Windows via scannow, RestoreHealth commands or upgrade-install - it will need to be repaired from a WinPE boot.
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  10. Cerawy's Avatar
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    Seems like nothing happens if i double click on the diagnosis tool.

    Bree said:
    If you change the product key to the generic W10 Pro key it will upgrade you from Home to Pro
    I have already tried it but it just hangs @ 0% and says that windows couldnt connect to microsofts servers.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 20 May 2018 at 09:55.
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