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# 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.

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

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  # 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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  # 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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  # 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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  # 2122580 9-Nov-2018 10:19
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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!)





I just did the same and it reactivated.




MS are getting very sloppy these days... 



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

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