Windows 10: Can't activate Windows no matter what I do

Discus and support Can't activate Windows no matter what I do in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Title. PC first had Win 7 Home 32bit (retail with key). Upgraded to Win 10 Home 32bit from free MS web upgrade when it came out. OS activated just fine... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by rzn6jw, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. rzn6jw Win User

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do


    Title. PC first had Win 7 Home 32bit (retail with key). Upgraded to Win 10 Home 32bit from free MS web upgrade when it came out. OS activated just fine then.

    OS automatically upgraded itself to Fall CU. No activation issues.

    Upgraded to Win 10 Home 64bit via Media Creation kit. Had activation issues. Finally was able to activate via the old Win 7 Home 32bit product key.

    Upgraded PC mobo and installed new memory.

    Now, cannot activate no matter what. First, it said activation servers were down. Then, Win 7 key was invalid. Now, no errors except that it won't activate, even using Troubleshooting app.

    There used to be a phone number I could call to talk to a real person about this and get it resolved. Does anyone know it?

    Or, does anyone know how I can activate this at this point? Or do I have to buy a retail key?

    :)
     
    rzn6jw, Dec 20, 2017
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  2. SZ RN Win User

    No matter what I do I cannot complete importing pictures from iphone 6S to Windows 10 pics app

    I tried everything but to no avail. It recognizes the pictures and says 274 found and when I hit import it shows them as selected. However, if I click again on import nothing happens and I can't find any other function to allow actual saving of the photos
    in the photos app on my PC laptop. What to do? I have searched high and low and no one seems to have the answer for Windows 10.
     
    SZ RN, Dec 20, 2017
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  3. No matter what I do I cannot complete importing pictures from iphone 6S to Windows 10 pics app

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the windows 10 Family.

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    Write to us with the updated information. If the issue still persists, feel free to write to us and we woeul be happy to help you.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Dec 20, 2017
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  4. Word Man Win User

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do

    Word Man, Dec 20, 2017
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  5. rzn6jw Win User
    Nothing happens. Even tried from Windows Powershell. Nothing.

    By the way, on my PC, when I right-click on the start menu, I get listed - Command Prompt. On this PC it's Windows Powershell. What's up with this? Both are Fall CU and 64bit, just Pro and Home.
     
    rzn6jw, Dec 20, 2017
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  6. Word Man Win User
    Word Man, Dec 20, 2017
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  7. rzn6jw Win User
    OK, got the Command Prompt back but still nothing happens with SLUI 4.
     
    rzn6jw, Dec 20, 2017
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  8. Word Man Win User

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do

    As the tutorial says, you enter that in a RUN prompt (Option 4, Step 1), not command or powershell.
     
    Word Man, Dec 20, 2017
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  9. rzn6jw Win User
    Yeah, I did it both ways but nothing happens. I did get the attached from issuing a SLMGR /dlv from a Command Prompt.

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do [​IMG]

    Just as an FYI, I installed from the Fall CU Home 64bit .iso on to a blank formatted HDD and signed on with my wife's user ID (she's the one using this PC).

    If I went the really long way about this - reinstall Win 7 Home 64bit with retail product key, and upgraded to Win 10 Home 64bit using the new Win 10 Home Fall CU .iso, do you think that'll work?

    I also ran Showkeyplus and the key displayed is nothing near the old Win 7 key. Don't know where it came from.
     
    rzn6jw, Dec 20, 2017
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  10. Word Man Win User
    Both ways? Not from RUN?
    @Brink - I'm getting the same result in my Win 10 Home. From RUN prompt, "SLUI 4" seems to cause nothing to happen. What am I missing in the tutorial or has there been a change in recent updates?
    @rzn6jw - sorry this isn't working! How about trying this troubleshooter? - Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10
     
    Word Man, Dec 20, 2017
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Odd, "SLUI 4" is still working for me in build 17063. *Confused
     
    Brink, Dec 20, 2017
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  12. rzn6jw Win User
    I tried to run SLUI 4 from the command prompt, Run, and Powershell and nothing happened. What's the phone number for this activation. Willing to try anything at this point.

    Also, this is v1709, build 16299.125
     
    rzn6jw, Dec 21, 2017
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Can't activate Windows no matter what I do

    rzn6jw,

    When you run "slui 4", check to see if you may see a default app icon on your taskbar to indicate if the "Select your country or region" window may just be hidden behind another window or offscreen.
     
    Brink, Dec 21, 2017
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  14. Word Man Win User
    Word Man, Dec 21, 2017
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Dec 21, 2017
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