Windows 10: Dell PC Activation question

Discus and support Dell PC Activation question in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I have a Dell PC that I have done a lot of clean installations on for one reason or another...mostly because its something I choose to do quite... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by sportsfan148, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Dell PC Activation question


    Hi, I have a Dell PC that I have done a lot of clean installations on for one reason or another...mostly because its something I choose to do quite regularly. Being an OEM PC I wasn't given a Product Activation key when I purchased the PC from Dell. It has always been automatically read from the motherboard. However on the last two occasions when I have performed a clean installation an Activation code has been asked for. Because its a PC that came with Windows 10 pre installed and has been activated lots of times before Ive just selected the box that says I don't have a Product Key and when the installation has finished the activation has been done automatically on both occasions so its not a problem anyway.
    Im just curious why things might have changed and Ive now started to get the Enter a Product Activation code screen?
    Does Microsoft place a limit on the number of times that Activation is done automatically without seeing the Activation screen during a clean installation even on OEM PC's where the product key is embedded on the motherboard?

    :)
     
    sportsfan148, Jun 15, 2020
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    Dell PC Activation question

    My PC suddenly says its not activated

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