Windows 10: Cannot activate windows 11 on newly built computer

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  1. Cannot activate windows 11 on newly built computer


    I'm in this predicament because my windows 10 computer kicked the bucket on Sunday night, and I just built a new computer from parts at Microcenter. They didn't install an OS for me -- instead I downloaded the installation media directly from the Microsoft website and installed it on my new computer with a usb key using the utility from this site: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 . After that, I went through the process to install Windows 11 Pro N, and I clicked "I don't have a product key" during the installation. I am typing this now from a computer running window

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  2. Arun B J Win User

    IE 11 not working

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.



    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with Internet Explorer. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue is with your Explorer.

    Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel
    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons
    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel
    • Run the Internet Explorer performance troubleshooter
    And also refer the link below and check if it helps.

    Internet Explorer help

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
  3. Windows not Activating on my newly built PC

    Hi Community,

    I've been using an Intel Core i-5 4670K with an ASUS motherboard build for years (since 2013). Back then I was in university. The university portal gave the students access to official Microsoft products through their licence agreement with Microsoft. When
    Windows 10 officially launched in July 2015 I activated Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) on my Microsoft account through the key that I got from the university portal. Eversince I have been using this PC as my personal computer long after I graduated till now, November
    2019.

    As the years gone by my PC slowly started to struggle to keep up with the lateset games and programs. So I decided it was time to build a new PC. This took place yesterday. I built a Ryzen 7 3700X with an ASUS X570-PLUS motherboard. So basically moving over
    from years of using Intel to AMD.

    The problem I'm now experiencing is that I cannot for the life of me seem to activate my Windows again on this newly built PC. I'm using the exact same Microsoft account. The message I get from the Microsoft Account tab is "Unable to activate Windows. We
    can't reactivate Windows on this device. Try again later." and I also get an Error Code: 0xC004F213.

    Can someone please assist me so that I can have my Windows active again on my new system like it was on my old one?

    Kindest regards,

    Marius
     
    Marius Basson, Oct 13, 2021 at 11:22 PM
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  4. Arul_D Win User

    Cannot activate windows 11 on newly built computer

    "Built-in administrator" still denied access to many apps and functions

    Hi Andy,

    • What is the exact error message you are getting when you try to open apps?
    I understand your concern about accessing the operating system. I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, I realize this may be frustrating. We are here to help you in resolving the issue.

    This issue might have occurred due to corrupted system settings/ system files. Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to check if Built-in Administrator account is enabled. If so, try to disable.

    Step 1: Follow the steps toDisable Built-in administrator.

      • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.
      • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
        Command Prompt
        .
      • Type the following command and hit Enter:
      • net user administrator /active: no (Check for the spaces)
    Restart the computer and check with the status of this issue.

    Step 2: Also, I suggest you to refer to the below thread replied by
    Marilyn O on November 22, 2012 as this suggestion has helped many others and check if it helps you as well.

    App can't open with built in administrator account


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
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