Did anyone wake up this morning to find that their Windows 10 Pro computer was no longer activated?
It happened to me late last night. I tried a slew of different things to get it to reactivate. When I would run the Activation Troubleshooter it would give me the notice that my computer had Windows 10 Pro installed with a Windows 10 Home license, which made absolutely no sense. I became a little worried about not being able to prove the legality of anything due to the fact that I no longer have the Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation disks, nor the Product Keys, that I used with this computer. I started with Windows 7, then upgraded to Windows 8, then upgraded to Windows 8.1 online for free, then upgraded to Windows 10 during the free upgrade period. All versions were/are Pro. Needless to say, I didn't sleep very well.
I called and finally, after a bunch of intentionally mumbled responses, got through to a live person at Microsoft. The rep tried to reactivate it using the installation ID I gave him, but he was getting an error message. He said to call back when tech support was in, as it was about 3:00AM at the time. Just before ending the call I mentioned that, after one of my attempts to fix the problem, which involved restoring my computer using a saved system image from October, I had gotten two notices of activation server issues when running the Activation Troubleshooter. The man then mentioned that they were performing maintenance on the activation servers.
This evening I was going to call and talk to tech support, but I decided to try the troubleshooter one last time, just in case the activation server maintenance had caused the problem. To my surprise, it worked.
I checked DSLReports and, as it turns out, I wasn't the only one affected. So, just out of curiosity, I figured I'd ask if anyone here experienced the issue. If you did, and still are, try running the Activation Troubleshooter again, as it should now work.
Edit: I posted this in General Discussion as I wasn't looking for help. I was just curious if anyone else had this problem.
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