Windows 10: New product key will not work

Discus and support New product key will not work in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hello, My laptop kept giving me a message that my Windows is expiring. I went to the Microsoft store and purchased a new license. I received the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by HeatherBarrett1, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. New product key will not work


    Hello,


    My laptop kept giving me a message that my Windows is expiring. I went to the Microsoft store and purchased a new license. I received the e-mail with the product key.


    I went to the Activation page under Settings and chose the link to "Change product key." I pasted in the new product key from the e-mail, and received an error: 0xc004f050 - the product key you entered didn't work.


    Also, at the top of the activation screen, there was another error: 0x803f7001 - stating that I don't have a valid digital license or product key.


    It also says at the top of the activation screen that my Windows edition is Windows 10 Pro -- however, the new license I purchased was for Windows 10 Home; I didn't think I would need Pro. So, I am guessing that may be part of the problem?


    Is there a way for me to activate the new Windows 10 Home license?


    Thank you,

    Heather

    :)
     
    HeatherBarrett1, Sep 16, 2020
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  2. L Burgo Win User

    New DELL laptop- Windows Product Key

    Hi and thanks DaveM121 for the prompt reply.

    I followed the instructions supplied by the DELL email but in the end Windows would not automatically activate. I just found an answer by following this below google result instructions:

    Find Windows 10 Product Key on a New Computer

    1. Press Windows key + X.
    2. Click Command Prompt (Admin)
    3. At the command prompt, type: wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey. This will reveal the product key. Volume License Product Key Activation.



    I copied the key and entered it into the option to change product key (not that one was entered as it said it was inactive in red text). FWIW, I never got a product key in any form suggested by the problem solving suggestions
    wormhole link I found in Settings. Apologies if this is a basic newbie issue. It has been doing my head in for the last couple of hours.

    Anyway, greatly appreciate your time. Thanks again DaveM121.
     
    L Burgo, Sep 16, 2020
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  3. Convert a Windows 8pro product key to a Windows 10pro produkt key

    Hi Andre,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to Uninstall the license using the following steps.

    • Press Windows key + X
    • Click Command Prompt (Admin)
    • At the command prompt, type: slmgr.vbs -upk
    • Press Enter, this will uninstall the product key from the computer.
    Further on, install Windows 8.1 activate the copy with the product key on the new machine. Then again upgrade the same to Windows 10 using Window Update or Media Creation Tool.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.






     
    Karthicka_R, Sep 16, 2020
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  4. New product key will not work

    product key

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Please follow the below steps to resolve this issue:

    Steps:

    • Press and hold Windows key + R.
    • Type ‘slui 3’.
    • Enter your old product key and try to change product key
    • Use the new product and check if you are able to activate.
    For more information please follow the link given below, this information is provided by Andre Da Costa.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-activate-and-resolve-common-product-key/33f31475-93b3-4d1c-812f-4b21fbd807a7

    Please get back to us if you are still facing this problem.

    Hope the information helps to fix the issue, if you have any further queries, feel free to post. We are here to assist you.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Sep 16, 2020
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