Windows 10: Activation issues

Discus and support Activation issues in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I bought a desktop computer at a thrift store with Win10 education preloaded. It worked great for a while, but now it needs an activation code, and I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by BrianMcClure2, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Activation issues


    I bought a desktop computer at a thrift store with Win10 education preloaded.

    It worked great for a while, but now it needs an activation code, and I dont have it!

    Can I :

    A: Purchase an activation code for this?

    or:

    B should I downgrade to Win10 home and purchase a new software package?


    If I follow the 2nd route, do I need a clean install or can I install it over the files I currently have on this PC?


    I dont have a problem paying for a key or new software, I just want to get LEGAL!

    :)
     
    BrianMcClure2, Jan 24, 2020
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  2. Johan45 Win User

    AMD FX OC'ers Club

    That's what the auto setting will do since you're over the 1333 mark it jumps to the next step which isn't listed or officially supported I assume by that ram.

    At this point though I would suggest dropping the multi one step or .5 so that we can get something stable and possibly take the heat issue out of the picture for now.
     
    Johan45, Jan 24, 2020
    #2
  3. ACTIVATION ISSUE

    Hi,

    Activation issues with Windows 10 devices are usually caused due to some hardware changes. For us to provide an effective resolution, we would need you to answer the following questions:

    • What changes have you made to your devices before this issue occurred?
    • Are your computers connected to a domain?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest visiting these links. These can be used as a reference on how to activate Windows 10:


    We are looking forward to your response.
     
    Darleen Pen, Jan 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Activation issues

    Taskbar bug: switching to another window -will not appear at the front


    Follow either of these steps to fix the issue with the Active window hiding behind.

    Method 1:
    I suggest you to disable window by hovering over it with the mouse and check if it helps. To do so I suggest you to try the below given steps and check if it helps:

    1. Press Windows key + X key and click on Control Panel.
    2. Select or click Ease of Access.
    3. Click or tap onEase of Access Centre.
    4. Click on Make the Mouse Easier to Use was uncheck Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse.
    5. Check if issue is resolved.
    Method 2:
    I would suggest you to completely uninstall the touchpad driver and reinstall it. Kindly follow the below given steps.

    1. Press “Windows key + X” and click on “Device Manager”.
    2. In the list of devices, you should see the touchpad drivers.
    3. Right click on the device and then select "Uninstall".
    4. In the uninstall dialog, make sure you select the option to delete the driver package from the system. This causes the driver package installed earlier to be deleted.
    5. In the Action menu of Device manager, select “Scan for Hardware changes” option. This will cause the device driver to be reinstalled. Once the driver is installed, close all windows and restart the computer.
     
    ChojiTiger, Jan 24, 2020
    #4
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