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Topic # 242679 9-Nov-2018 08:40
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Win 10 pro gives error saying you have win 10 home key and won't activate. Microsoft in an online post advises waiting for a fix. 9 Nov 2018. My laptop did this this morning.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/windows-suddenly-deactivated/fe9a4ecf-2e2a-491d-a43e-b010c316d1c4?auth=1

https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-pro-licenses-suddenly-deactivated

I haven't tried phoning in for activation, reckon I will just wait. (Typing SLUI 04)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/11/08/windows-10-pro-licenses-are-being-downgraded-to-windows-10-home/#4d17a8cc4c9f

The reddit thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/9v6ibm/windows_10_pro_suddenly_not_activated/

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  Reply # 2122551 9-Nov-2018 09:13
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Yup, happened to me too!

 

Luckily also found the Forbes article!




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  Reply # 2122554 9-Nov-2018 09:20
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I won't bother to start up my main Surface until they fix it.
It's our household entertainment laptop, upgraded from Win 7 pro that I have it happening on. Haven't checked the husband's desktop pc or other laptops. But it sounds like every sort is affected upgraded from 7, 8 or not but not every computer has an issue.

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  Reply # 2122570 9-Nov-2018 10:07
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Mine just reactivated!

 

Selected the Activation Troubleshooter, and this time it came up with Activated!

 

(Got sick of the Watermark telling me I wasn't activated!)


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  Reply # 2122580 9-Nov-2018 10:19
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msukiwi:

 

Mine just reactivated!

 

Selected the Activation Troubleshooter, and this time it came up with Activated!

 

(Got sick of the Watermark telling me I wasn't activated!)

 

 

 

 

I just did the same and it reactivated.

 

 

 

MS are getting very sloppy these days... 

 

 


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  Reply # 2122614 9-Nov-2018 10:37
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Me too - I upgraded from Win 7 pro to Win 10 pro last year.

 

I ran Activation / Troubleshoot today and got an instant fix:

 


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  Reply # 2122615 9-Nov-2018 10:43
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Yup, they have now sorted it.

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