Windows 10: Activating Windows 10

Discus and support Activating Windows 10 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently built a PC and used a USB drive to install Windows 10. During the install I did not have a product key, so I skipped that step. After... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by mthomp1495, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Activating Windows 10


    I recently built a PC and used a USB drive to install Windows 10. During the install I did not have a product key, so I skipped that step. After everything was installed, I purchased Windows 10 Home Directly from the Microsoft store and obtained a product key. Now when I go to settings to enter a product key and install windows, I receive error "0xc004f050" and it says the product key I entered didn't work. Hoping I didn't just spend $147 for a copy of windows I can't use.

    :)
     
    mthomp1495, Feb 28, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 28, 2021
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  3. P4-630 Win User
    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    Click to expand... Yeah I went to that site, why do I need to buy a key?
    I won't buy a key, stupid.

    I'll revert back to windows 7 then.

    When I still was on windows 7, about a year ago I added 4GB extra ram which is a total of 8GB now,
    is that causing the problem?
     
    P4-630, Feb 28, 2021
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  4. skippy258 Win User

    Activating Windows 10

    DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10 NOW - Upgrade and ISO direct from microsoft

    this search might help you https://www.google.com.au/webhp?sou...o+to+get+it+activated+windows+10+blocked+keys

    From Why can't I activate Windows?

    If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

    • Go to Start
      Activating Windows 10 [​IMG]
      , then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
    • Select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license is available for your device. If a license isn't available, you'll need to buy Windows from the Store.

      Note
      • This only applies if you haven't made changes to the hardware for your device.

    or you could hack it with a crack but please note this is always risky and you don't know what's in the hack
     
    skippy258, Feb 28, 2021
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