Windows 10: Windows 10 activation issues

Discus and support Windows 10 activation issues in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I am running a virtual machine and have successfully installed Windows 10 and activated with key : T4YCG-JDJH7-VJ2WF-DY4X9-HCFC6 This was some time... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by dssds1, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. dssds1 Win User

    Windows 10 activation issues

    I am running a virtual machine and have successfully installed Windows 10 and activated with key : T4YCG-JDJH7-VJ2WF-DY4X9-HCFC6

    This was some time ago, so the activated copy of Windows i had was build 1709... I thought i would trash this VM and do clean install of Windows 10 build 1809,

    So I noted this key, and did a clean install of 1809... Now Windows 10 (slmgr) is saying the key is "blocked", Not invalid, but "blocked"

    I don't understand, how can this key be blocked, if if stays activated under 1709 ?

    Either a light is 'on' or 'off'.....

    Looks like my only option is install 1709 pre-activated, then install updates to 1809, and if i want a clean system, i can do this from within Windows 10..

    However, i'd prefer just doing a clean install of 1809 fresh if i could, if only i could activate with same key

    Can MS shed light on this situation ?

    dssds1, Jan 13, 2019



    Activation issues with Windows 10 devices are usually caused due to some hardware changes. For us to provide an effective resolution, we would need you to answer the following questions:

    • What changes have you made to your devices before this issue occurred?
    • Are your computers connected to a domain?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    In the meantime, we suggest visiting these links. These can be used as a reference on how to activate Windows 10:

    We are looking forward to your response.
    Darleen Pen, Jan 13, 2019
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK

    credit to Lifehacker.
    Ahhzz, Jan 13, 2019
  4. Windows 10 activation issues

    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    I did a full clean install of Windows 10 a while back and it will not activate. I didn't do a clean install from Windows 7/8/8.1 it was from Windows 10 (activated) so I expected it to activate just fine since it was fine before hand.

    My Windows 10 license wasn't created from a previous Windows 7/8/8.1 key I got it from signing up to be an insider back in Nov of 2014. I installed a preview build on my laptop from the insider program and it worked just fine and it automatically upgraded to newer and newer preview builds and then to the full release automatically, fully activated and working fine. I did a full clean install not long ago (expect it to go through without issue since it was working before) and now it will not activate and I can't find any info on how to get it to activate and I can't seem to find the insider Windows 10 key.

    Microsoft online support was useless and the gave me the toll free number to tech support.. I am currently on the phone waiting, they said it could be a 1hr 30min wait.. sigh.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    LightningJR, Jan 13, 2019

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