Windows 10: Activate Windows

  1.    20 Nov 2017 #1

    Activate Windows


    I have been using Windows 10 since the beginning with periodic renewal via MCT. It is working fine but for the last dew weeks I have been seeing 'Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows' on most pages in the lowere right. See attachment.
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  2.    20 Nov 2017 #2

    What is MCT?
    What version of Windows 10 do you have? Press the Win key+S in the search box type winver and press enter. If you don't have 1709, then you should update to the latest version.
    Did you go to Settings/Update and Security/Activation and Activate Windows?
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       20 Nov 2017 #3

    spunk said: View Post
    What is MCT?
    Usually that's an abbreviation for the Media Creation Tool
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       20 Nov 2017 #4

    spunk said: View Post
    What is MCT?
    What version of Windows 10 do you have? Press the Win key+S in the search box type winver and press enter. If you don't have 1709, then you should update to the latest version.
    Did you go to Settings/Update and Security/Activation and Activate Windows?
    MCT is the Media Creation tool. Can be used to download and create an ISO for upgrade purposes or repair purposes.

    step 6: Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  5.    20 Nov 2017 #5

    Funkyecat said: View Post
    I have been using Windows 10 since the beginning with periodic renewal via MCT. It is working fine but for the last dew weeks I have been seeing 'Activate Windows - Go to Settings to activate Windows' on most pages in the lowere right. See attachment.
    Run this from admin command prompt

    slmgr /dlv

    and post image of response (data is not confidential).
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       20 Nov 2017 #6

    cereberus said: View Post
    ...and post image of response (data is not confidential).
    ...not in a .doc as before please, see...

    How to Upload and Post Screenshots and Files at Ten Forums
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  7.    20 Nov 2017 #7

    It states that it is up to date and if i access activate windows, it wants my key. I am confused.
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  8.    20 Nov 2017 #8

    Funkyecat said: View Post
    It states that it is up to date and if i access activate windows, it wants my key. I am confused.
    Activation troubleshooting - Windows 10 Forums

    See if it helps...

    Edit: There is the built-in Activation troubleshooter which targets digital activation, but I have no confidence in it. Sometimes it reports it found a Pro digital licence then asks you to install Pro (when you are already running Pro) ...that's when I am confused.
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  9.    20 Nov 2017 #9

    Funkyecat said: View Post
    It states that it is up to date and if i access activate windows, it wants my key. I am confused.
    Posting the actual screenshot of the results would have given us some indications as to what might be wrong....

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  10.    21 Nov 2017 #10

    I did. It shows up some days and not others.
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