Windows 10: Activate issues after PC reset

Discus and support Activate issues after PC reset in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I want to preface this by saying that I've been trying to reach out to Microsoft support for an hour now, only to find out that you can't actually chat... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by T23CL, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. T23CL Win User

    Activate issues after PC reset


    I want to preface this by saying that I've been trying to reach out to Microsoft support for an hour now, only to find out that you can't actually chat or speak to a live agent and that you have to depend on kb articles and community posts to get a Microsoft issue resolved. Trying to obtain support on this issue has been a nightmare. Yesterday I reset a PC using the keep my files option. When the PC reset and booted back up, I was presented "Windows is not activated" in the right hand corner of my screen. No hardware has been changed on this PC and it was software only reset so I don't underst

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    T23CL, Jul 29, 2021
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  2. Windows is not activated following "reset this pc"

    Thank you @NavyLCDR, I tried your suggestions but still have the same issue.
    @Superfly, My main issue is the fact that sppsvc.exe won't start and throws the Error 5 (Access Denied). I tried changing permissions, taking ownership etc. but still have the same issue.

    I guess my next step is another restore :-(. I assume you mean a fresh install because the original issue was caused after I clicked "Reset this PC" option in system settings?
     
    the5krunner, Jul 29, 2021
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  3. Windows is not activated following "reset this pc"

    My latest rebuild was done using:
    • Reset this PC.
    • Don't keep files.

    I now see the conflicting output as show in post #16.

    Also I have a watermark on my desktop. Is this normal?

    Activate issues after PC reset [​IMG]
     
    the5krunner, Jul 29, 2021
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  4. IggSter Win User

    Activate issues after PC reset

    How to factory reset Cisco 1700 Router

    Hopefully I can help you here....its a very common thing to happen.


    First, I take it you dont know the passwords for console access or telnet/ssh?

    I will assume that these devices belong to you.

    step 1. Plug a cisco console cable into a serial port on your pc
    step 2. Plug other end into Cisco console port
    step 3. Using hyperterm or putty or similar connect to the serial port
    step 4. boot router, and make sure you clearly can see the output (this confirms you have good serial comms)
    step 5. if this fails, adjust the comm port settings (9600, 8,1,n are the default)
    step 6. now you have to do the only hard part...send the break command:

    Break command list: Break Commands

    Go down the list and match your OS and SW and try the sequence suggested.

    If this fails several times do what I do: Install putty (free) and then to send a break so you can get into rommom just hit "ctrl-a b".
     
    IggSter, Jul 29, 2021
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