Windows 10: Re-install unable to activate Windows.

Discus and support Re-install unable to activate Windows. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have been using my laptop since 2013 when it was Windows 8.0 home. I upgraded to Windows 8.0 Pro and when 10 came along, I upgraded. Due to a virus,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by RichardTimbo, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Re-install unable to activate Windows.

    I have been using my laptop since 2013 when it was Windows 8.0 home. I upgraded to Windows 8.0 Pro and when 10 came along, I upgraded. Due to a virus, I reformatted my drive and went to another OS for a while and Windows 10 Pro with no issues. I have actually installed 10 pro in the past on my laptop and it would activate each time with a digital license. Recently I formatted the entire drive and installed Windows 10 Pro back on, expecting the digital license to activate - which it didn't.

    When I try to activate, it will tell me "We can't activate Windows on this device because you don't have a valid digital license or product key. If you think you do have a valid license or key, select Troubleshoot below. Error 0xC004c003." Looking at the product key, it is a key for another desktop that I own which the motherboard had previously quit working.

    When I select Change Product Key and enter the correct product key for the laptop, I receive the following: "Unable to activate Windows. Windows can't activate with this product key. Go to Settings for more information. (0x803f8001)" Both licenses are a retail product key.

    I called the number suggested to activate the license. After waiting forever on hold, the agent told me that there was an ongoing issue with activation that Microsoft was working on and that I should wait. The other OS is looking kind of good right now since there is no problems with activation and it uses less system resources. Should I wait or continue on with Windows 10 as a vm?

    RichardTimbo, Nov 8, 2018

  2. windows xp installation and dual core am

    could someone please list the steps they follow to install windows with a dual core processor and windows xp service pack to. I'm reletively new to amd dual core and i feel i'm missing a step. All help will be appreciated. thanx
    exodusprime1337, Nov 8, 2018
  3. Unable to Activate Win 8

    I got Win 8 isntalled on my file server, but I am unable to activate it with the key. Says the key is invalid. Since I work at microsoft I got a retail version from the employee store. I have been doing some reading, and to be able to activate Win8 with the key there needs to be a previous version of Windows installed for it to work. WTF, so you can't do clean installs?

    And the box says nothing about Upgrade version. Straight Windows 8 Pro.
    MxPhenom 216, Nov 8, 2018
  4. Harry9001 Win User

    Re-install unable to activate Windows.

    Unable to install any OS

    Hi guys, I'm unable to install any OS. I tried ubuntu and got input/output error, tried installing window 7 error 0x80000010.

    Downloaded iso's of both again and again still same result. Got a new SSD still the same, tried a different usb still the same.

    I'm fed up, have been trying since the past 1 month still am unable to install.
    I've listed my specs in my profile.

    PS Have even tried/changed my ram.
    Where the pug is the problem ?

    I have been using live usb to work on computer for now but I need a permanent OS.
    Harry9001, Nov 8, 2018

Re-install unable to activate Windows.

  1. Re-install unable to activate Windows. - Similar Threads - install unable activate

  2. Re-activating Windows

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Re-activating Windows: I upgraded hardware on my computer and now my windows is not activated. I signed in with the correct account, and when I try to use the "changed hardware" option, the "old" computer showed up with its previous hardware specs. When I select the option to say it's the same...
  3. Activating windows 10 after re-instalation

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Activating windows 10 after re-instalation: My machine crashed and i had to re install windows. I am now using my machine but windows is not activated.My question is , how do i recover my old activation code or otherwise re-activate windows?...
  4. Windows 10 Activation - After Re Installation

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Windows 10 Activation - After Re Installation: Hi My name is Tariq, I need assistance regarding activation of my Laptop Windows 10. When i bought there were windows 7 Installed then automatically upgraded to windows 10. Then one day my laptop windows get corrupted and I reinstall windows 10. now after installation,...
  5. Windows Re activation

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Windows Re activation: Hello.. I have Bought an Acer Gaming leptop yesterday but my leptop only have one DRIVE available so i am going to re install my windows 10 by making hard disk partition Like Local Disc C D E etc.. So Can I get my Windows re activated even after installing a new windows...
  6. Re-activation

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Re-activation: I've switched hardware (including motherboard) on my computer and as soon as I started the newly built PC I realised that windows wasn't able to activate. There's an option to troubleshoot so I did just that and proceedingly i pressed the "I have recently swithced hardware on...
  7. Windows re-activation

    in Windows 10 Updates and Activation
    Windows re-activation: I just recently changed my MOBO on my desktop and forgot to prep Windows for the hardware change. After the change I went in and tried the troubleshooter to no avail. Then I tried calling customer service (which is a daunting task btw) They were somewhat rude actually... My...
  8. Firefox unable to complete re-install....

    in Browsers and Email
    Firefox unable to complete re-install....: Having had problems earlier with Firefox my default browser decided to remove and re-install, however the new download is unable to complete saying try again. This sounds as though it hasn't uninstalled properly to begin with so any ideas how to resolve this ? Thanks...
  9. Unable to re install malwarebytes

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Unable to re install malwarebytes: Good day to all. Had an issue with desktop yesterday regarding Malwarebytes so decided to uninstall MB using revo uinstaller then run cleaner. Now to the crunch after restarting the pc tried to reinstall MB but failed a box came up on screen as per image Running the latest...
  10. Re-installing windows 10 activation question

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Re-installing windows 10 activation question: So my MSI GT80 laptop was recently updated yesterday with a reg scheduled update and after restart i noticed that the screen went black with the famous sound for GPU driver crash. Nothing has been OC on this laptop and i have had it for two years now. I suspect either the...