Windows 10: Failure to activate product key

Discus and support Failure to activate product key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, I have acquired a Windows Education Edition product key from my university. However, I can't seem to activate it in the Activation tab in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Dominik_200, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Failure to activate product key


    Hello,

    I have acquired a Windows Education Edition product key from my university. However, I can't seem to activate it in the Activation tab in Settings. I have tried linking my school account to my Microsoft account, but even then it did not work. I'm getting a "The product key you entered didn't work" error. Any idea how to fix this issue?

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Dominik_200, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. Activate windows 10 after re-installing (I have lost my product key)

    I own a Lenovo T430 laptop. In 2017, I installed Windows 10 using my original Windows 7 product key. Unfortunately, I cannot find that product key anymore. I need to re-install windows 10. Will it be automatically activated after the installation, if I skip the step of asking the product key during the installation?

    In my opinion, I believe that my laptop will have a digital entitlement stored on the Microsoft Activation Servers and this will not be a problem. Is that true?

    If not, please suggest me a solution or a workaround.
     
    Kushan Randima, Sep 16, 2020
    #2
  3. Sher Amo Win User
    Product key

    Hi Megan,

    A product key is used when activating a software.
    To help us determine the appropriate troubleshooting steps that can resolve your concern, we'd like to ask the following questions:

    • What product are you trying to activate?
    • Are you looking for the product key to activate your Office application?
    • Which version of Office are you trying to activate? To check this, you can perform the steps posted on this
      link.
    • Are you looking for the product key to activate your Windows?

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Sher Amo, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. Failure to activate product key

    Windows Activation Key Failure

    Hi,

    There are several reasons why an activation will fail and some of these are third-party antivirus programs and/or a wrong edition is installed. For us to know the main reason behind this, kindly provided us the information we need below:

    • Have you upgraded from a previous version of Windows?
    • Describe to us how exactly have you installed Windows 10?
    • What is the exact error message you're getting?

    Meanwhile, you can check this article Activation in Windows 10 to check the details on how you can activate your Windows 10 product key. We
    also suggest in reading through this forum article
    How to troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10
    created by Andre Da Costa for steps that you can follow in possibly resolving your concern.

    Do get back to us with the results and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to post back.
     
    Jomel_Santos, Sep 16, 2020
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