Questions tagged [windows-activation]

Windows cases. For activating other software products, use [software-activation].

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Windows 10 Insider Activation Error

I recently upgraded to Windows Insider 20H1 and I am getting an error where it shows that Windows will expire but in the Control Panel it shows that Windows is activated. Please help me. Update @Jhon ...
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Converting manually activated Windows 10 to a digital license?

Bought Windows 10 Pro retail. It is a serial key. Activated it on a computer. About Windows said something like "activation is associated with a Microsoft account". Formatted that computer. And ...
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Windows Bitlocker errors

So, I actually stumped Microsoft with this one... Anyways, I have a Dell computer on Windows 7 Enterprise. The company this computer was from and I do not know the Bitlocker key, password, or ...
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How to remove Windows 10 digital licence [duplicate]

I want to activate Windows with a product key by doing a clean install.Is it possible to get rid of digital entitlement on a system
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Windows server 2008 R2 180 days activation in Virtualbox

I have a testing machine that needs Windows server 2008 R2 running in virtualbox. My issue is that every time I try to activate windows I get the error "security error 0x80072F8F" I set the clock ...
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Windows 10 Activation with Office 365 E5

I have a Windows 10 Enterprise Azure domain joined machine where the user has an Microsoft 365 E5 subscription. The watermark for activating Windows is on the screen and can't seem to get rid of it. ...
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Activation Windows 10 with 25 digit key [duplicate]

I have built a new PC and had to buy Windows from retailer store. During the installation I entered the 25 digit key. Created only local account. Now I was curious about the installation process ...
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I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\spp folder. Is there any way to restore it? [duplicate]

It seems a bit weird but as the title says, I accidentally deleted the folder permanently (C:\Windows\System32\spp). Is there any way to restore it, because these commands does not seem to check that ...
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Disable use of UEFI OEM Key

I am having a fun issue on some laptops with windows 10, when installing from my image everything works great, windows is activated with the license included, office and all other programs are ...
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Unable to reactivate windows on a new PC

I had earlier asked a question here on SU.SE. It was suggested to me that I should firstly deactivate windows on older PC and then try to activate windows on the new PC. I have deactivated windows on ...
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Transfer a Windows 10 license to a new PC

I have purchased a new PC and I would like to transfer Windows license from my old PC to the new one. I am using Windows 10 (which was upgraded from Win 8.1) on my older computer and is activated ...
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How do I activate WindowsXP now that support has ended?

What Options are there to activate Windows XP nowadays? The "regular" methods provided with XP (phone and online) don't work anymore. The phone number is not valid for activation anymore (I tried the ...
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Lost windows 10 product key

I have brought windows 10 (cd/dvd) And after long time I need to format my pc. So I did it and now I am not getting my product key. Means I lost the outer cover of cd.. Now I have only the cd. Can I ...
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Windows thinks my hardware has changed and is no longer activated

I have a Lenovo Workstation that came pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. I purchased this about 3 months ago, and the first thing I did was install a new SSD and a clean copy of ...
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How to Retrieve Windows 10 key? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 copy that I upgraded for free Windows 10 a few years back. My SSD is getting too small to I want to swap it with a new SSD. I want to do a complete wipe and install everything fresh ...

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