Windows 10: Windows Activation

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  1. Posts : 2,693
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       27 Nov 2017 #41

    Hi,
    Usually installing on the same machine is what counts
    Give it time one day it might throw a raspberry.
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  2.    27 Nov 2017 #42

    Superfly said: View Post
    I'm sure you have digital licence anyway....so that key MS gave you may not be necessary for future installs ...

    Humour me and put it though "Check..." - just curious what type of key they gave you - if retail it can be used on other PC's
    The original Retail key should for sure have a Digital License. What got me scratching my head was it just saying "Windows is activated" but with no "with a" etc.
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  3. Posts : 5,423
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Nov 2017 #43

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    Click on Start and select Settings/Update & Security. Then selecting 'Activation' in the left pane.

    I'm on Windows 1709 Build 16299.64 (Up-To-Date)
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Attachment 165749

    No Product ID or Product Code shown.
    No, me neither on any of my machines in 16299.64, Home or Pro. Going back through the system images on my test machine (each made by upgrading the previous version) I don't see the ID and partial key on any version, even the original RTM 10240. This is from 1709...

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  4.    27 Nov 2017 #44

    I can remember seeing a "Windows is activated with a product code" message. Just can't remember if a partial key was also shown. The missing "with a product code" in the OP screen may just be a change made with the FU? That's what it shows if not activated with a Digital License, maybe? I wonder what a Volume License install shows? Pro can be VL activated. I don't have access to VL keys to see for myself though. I think it says "activated through your companies activation server" or something similar. I have no idea what's up with the OP's current activation, and why he see's the Product ID and Product code on that screen?
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  5.    27 Nov 2017 #45

    Superfly said: View Post
    I'm sure you have digital licence anyway....so that key MS gave you may not be necessary for future installs ...

    Humour me and put it though "Check..." - just curious what type of key they gave you - if retail it can be used on other PC's
    Put it through Check and it's Retail.

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  6.    27 Nov 2017 #46

    i suggest you google that

    its certainly not unique



    Roy
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  7.    27 Nov 2017 #47

    When entering my original Product Key through the 'Check' option, from the Retail boxed version I purchased it says OEM: Is that normal?

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  8.    27 Nov 2017 #48

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    When entering my original Product Key through the 'Check' option, from the Retail boxed version I purchased it says OEM: Is that normal?

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    Nope! I Suspect that's the reason for the original problem.... oy vey!
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  9.    27 Nov 2017 #49

    Runnerbean said: View Post
    When entering my original Product Key through the 'Check' option, from the Retail boxed version I purchased it says OEM: Is that normal?

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    You don't have a full retail version of Windows from that Product Key. You have an OEM Sy version.

    hawkman said: View Post
    i suggest you google that

    its certainly not unique

    Roy
    Wow. Google: windows 10 bg9qv

    Top two results on my computer! So the OP went from an OEM System Builder's Product Key that he thought was retail, to a publicly leaked Product Key....
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  10.    28 Nov 2017 #50

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    You don't have a full retail version of Windows from that Product Key. You have an OEM Sy version.



    Wow. Google: windows 10 bg9qv

    Top two results on my computer! So the OP went from an OEM System Builder's Product Key that he thought was retail, to a publicly leaked Product Key....
    It's not the same key - PID is different.

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