Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
  1. #1
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    5,627

    Default Activate Windows!!!????

    Windows 10 wants me to Activate after using it for couple of months now!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	activate.PNG 
Views:	88 
Size:	50.4 KB 
ID:	8152

    What's getting on here?

  2. #2
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    5,627

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    I restarted Windows, went to activate it, and now it comes out another error message:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.PNG 
Views:	60 
Size:	22.3 KB 
ID:	8153

    My Windows was activated when I first installed it.

    Problem with their server?

    How many copies of Windows MS want me to buy?

  3. #3
    Old guy
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,808

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    Looks like it is time to get on the phone and talk to a human at MS. If was activated when it was installed it would still be activated.

  4. #4
    Unknown Device wratterus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Top of the South
    Posts
    12,141

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    I've had a few issues this last week with activation. Think there is something weird at MS's end. Can you wait a few days and try again? Or failing that, as has been mentioned, try a phone activation.
    Microsoft: "You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips."

  5. #5
    Senior Member Lawrence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,838

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    How was it activated a couple of months ago?

    Upgrade or key?, looks like Microsoft Servers are busy

    Something to try http://domaingang.com/domain-news/wi...roblem-solved/

  6. #6
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    5,627

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    I was running Win8.1 and did a fresh install of Win10 (free upgrade) when it was released on another HDD.

    Not too long ago, my SSD died and when I got my new SSD, I decided to change over to Win10, I did a resh install of Win10 and it was activated automatically. Have been using it 'happily' since then until yesterday when I did a System Restore because the new Nvidia graphic driver wasn't performed right.

    and now MS wants me to buy a new copy!!!!?????

  7. #7
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    5,627

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    Ran Troubleshoot and came up with this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	win3.PNG 
Views:	58 
Size:	19.3 KB 
ID:	8154

    What? wants me to reinstall Win10???

    Maybe it's time to phone MS. What's their number to call? Sorry, can't remember, only remember there are two numbers, one 0800 number and the other 09 xxxx number.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Lawrence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,838

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    When you did a System Restore did you Roll it back before changing to your SSD?

    Otherwise call them https://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/contact.aspx

  9. #9
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    5,627

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    I did the System Restore only yesterday! What 'Roll back' you are talking about? My old SSD died and I had Win8.1 installed; nothing to do with Win10.

    The fresh install of Win10 was done months ago and I got my new SSD. I have no activation issue after the fresh install, it was all OK. In fact, it activated automatically.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Lawrence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    1,838

    Default Re: Activate Windows!!!????

    Have a look at troubleshooting ,this - Using the Activation troubleshooter after a significant hardware change https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/20530

    Even though a SSD does not break activation

Similar Threads

  1. Activate windows
    By ianhnz in forum PressF1
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-07-2016, 01:05 PM
  2. Windows slow to activate or close
    By DeSade in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16-10-2007, 12:57 PM
  3. activate windows xp
    By gtr676 in forum PressF1
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 09:46 PM
  4. Windows Xp wont activate
    By bizzack in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-01-2006, 10:34 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-01-2005, 09:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •