Windows 10: "Activate Windows" watermark showing up in Windows 10 Pro even though

Discus and support "Activate Windows" watermark showing up in Windows 10 Pro even though in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello there, I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 (9380) which came with a Windows 10 Home edition. All was working well, I activated it and this went... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by martzoukos, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. "Activate Windows" watermark showing up in Windows 10 Pro even though


    Hello there,


    I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 (9380) which came with a Windows 10 Home edition.

    All was working well, I activated it and this went through successfully.


    I then decided to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (as I wanted the Hyper-V option for running Docker) and went to buy it from the Microsoft Store app. I paid the 145€ for this and the update went through also successfully (my Setting > Activation page tells me I have Windows 10 Enterprise installed) but now I can't Activate it!


    I tried clicking on the Troubleshoot link but this is telling me that it can't perform the Activation and is giving me some links to visit. Even worse, I'm getting this "Activate windows" watermark at the bottom right edge of the screen and I can't do any personalization.


    How can I fix this issue?


    Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    martzoukos, Jul 3, 2019
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  2. Why Windows 10 pro Insider Preview shows a watermark even it is activated?

    Original Title: Windows 10 pro Insider Preview

    Hi,

    my windows 10 pro activated but watermark windows 10 pro insider preview evaluation copy. Build 10565 show me on desktop after update insider preview.

    please help me.

    thanks & regards
     
    ShraddhaSaburii, Jul 3, 2019
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  3. Activate Windows Watermark

    Hi Duncan,

    The Windows activation watermark is usually appearing if the activation servers detect that a device is not activated. For further help with activating your copy of Windows 10, visit this
    link. If the same issue persists after performing the troubleshooting suggestions on the link, follow these steps:

    • Using Cortana, type Notepad and then click on Notepad (Desktop app).
    • Type the following commands in Notepad:
      • @echo off

        taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

        explorer.exe

        exit
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    • Save the file and name it as Activation.bat.

    • Change the Save as type to All files.

    • Locate the file, right-click on it and then choose Run as Administrator.

    • After running the file, restart your computer and then check if the same issue persists.

    Let us know if further assistance is needed.
     
    Darleen Pen, Jul 3, 2019
    #3
  4. Laurijan Win User

    "Activate Windows" watermark showing up in Windows 10 Pro even though

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    I bought Windows 7 Pro OEM key from G2Play.net for 12€ to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro - worked like a charm but be advised if you buy a OEM key you can not download the Win 7 iso from microsoft and have to get it elsewhere.
     
    Laurijan, Jul 3, 2019
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