Windows 10: Activating Windows - had a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

Discus and support Activating Windows - had a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a message advising me to activate Windows. The Settings Activation menu states that the Edition is Windows 10 Pro but Windows is not activated.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by PeterDeeCee, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Activating Windows - had a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.


    I have a message advising me to activate Windows. The Settings Activation menu states that the Edition is Windows 10 Pro but Windows is not activated. When I run the troubleshooter it states that I have a digital licence for Windows 10 Home but my PC is trying to run Windows 10 Pro. Windows reports that there has been a hardware change, error code 0xC004F211.When I follow the advice to run the create Windows 10 installation media tool I get a message saying that a setup is already in process of being run and I should check the Windows Activation menu in Settings. There is nothing in the Setti

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    PeterDeeCee, Jun 13, 2021
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  2. 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, Jun 13, 2021
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  3. skippy258 Win User
    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 - had a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to 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, Jun 13, 2021
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  4. Activating Windows - had a free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

    windows 7 8 or 10

    We can kick Windows 8.1 to the curb right away. Windows 10, in tablet mode, is effectively identical...not that I would recommend using tablet mode.

    The only advantage Windows 8.1 has over Windows 10 is Windows Media Center. Windows 10 doesn't have it and likely will never support it. Microsoft wants you to buy an Xbox One and use that, instead of your computer, for media, and then stream it to your Windows 10 machine from the Xbox One. Windows Media Center on 7 seems to not be getting updates anymore (worked off of Vista guide info which shut down). Windows Media Center on 8.1 costs $10 to upgrade on Pro or $100 to upgrade on Home.

    The Windows 7 upgrade (should still work for about 10 months yet) requires:
    1) Install Windows 7.
    2) Activate Windows 7.
    3) Upgrade to Windows 10.
    4) Activate Windows 10.
    At this point, you could either stay with Windows 10 or downgrade to Windows 7 by doing a clean install.

    Personally, I would go with Windows 10. It has some bugs but it is pretty good overall.
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jun 13, 2021
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