Questions tagged [windows-activation]

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Can't activate Windows 10 Pro with license linked to Microsoft account or product key

I'm trying to activate a new Windows installation using the digital license that's associated with my Microsoft account. On the old (activated) pc, I can go to the activation setting and see the "...
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Project 2010 active directory activation vs KMS

Does Project 2010 support Active Directory Activation instead of traditional KMS? We run Windows 10 and Server 2012, however, can not see support for Office 2010 products.
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Set KMS server from Windows S Mode

I did a fresh install of Windows Enterprise N To get out of Windows S mode I need to activate Windows I can't run the batch script from IT, or slmgr.vbs, which means I can't change the KMS server to ...
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Windows Update Center gives me error C0000022

I have already started to think that it wasn't a good idea to format my PC on my own, so this is the issues I'm facing right now. Like 2 weeks ago I could easily use the Windows update services,but ...
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How can I check if Windows is activated from the command prompt or powershell?

If I want to check whether Windows is activated, but I can't be bothered to dive into the menu system or am on a version of Windows without Desktop Experience (such as Server Core), how can I check ...
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Why would my de-activated windows 10 pro product key become a windows 10 home product key when I use it to install windows 10 pro onto another pc

I am setting up a new PC with Windows 10 Pro by deactivating an old PCs windows 10 Pro product key. I deactivated the old PC with the 2 commands "slmgr /upk" and "slmgr /cpky". I then proceeded to ...
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How to deactivate Windows 10 I got from Microsoft Imagine in order to sell PC

My university is part of Microsoft Imagine program and this is how I got product key for Windows 10. In meantime I got new machine and installed Windows 10 with same product key. I want to sell my ...
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Can't activate my Windows 10 Pro

I found the key below the battery but still can't use it. The "some of these characters can't be used in the product key" appears every time.
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OEM license activation for Windows 10 Home VirtualBox guest, on Ubuntu host

Context Three years ago my company got me a Lenovo T550 with Windows 10 Home installed on it (my understanding is that this is called "OEM"). I immediately erased everything to install Ubuntu on it. ...
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Windows 10 Licensing using Embedded 8/8.1 Key [closed]

I've asked this question at Microsoft Answers, TechNet, had two chat sessions with MS support, and been on the phone with "Pro" support for an hour and a half. At the end of the "Pro" support I was ...
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Power Shell Remotely Activate Windows

So i have a pc with full access to the internal network (for what i need to do) And Im not sure if this is a code issue or my not understanding things. But Im trying to activate windows 7 hp remotely ...
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Recover Windows 8 Product Key after upgrade to windows 10

My PC came preinstalled with windows 8. I upgraded it to windows 10, and linked it to my microsoft account. After this I erased windows 10 from the Hard drive. So now, I want to install windows 7. I ...
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Windows 10 installed on an external ssd with Mac Mojave: What happens to Windows activation if the external ssd is wiped/failed?

I recently installed Windows 10 Edu to my external ssd on my Mac Mojave through WinToUsb. So, when I hold option key during the booting, it allows me to choose to boot from my external hard drive ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from activating with Win 8.1 embedded BIOS key? [duplicate]

Let's say I have one of those Windows 8.1 Pro PCs that have the product key embedded in the BIOS. When you install Windows 10 to this, it will activate using that Windows 8.1 BIOS key. However let's ...
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Reactivating Windows 10 OEM guest after transferring from Xen to Virtualbox

I had a Windows 10 Pro (OEM) installation running as a guest on a Xenserver 6.5 host. The host has crashed and I copied the VHD file directly from the host to another host running Virtualbox. I was ...

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