Windows 10: Windows 10 Business - Subscription Active but fails to activate

Discus and support Windows 10 Business - Subscription Active but fails to activate in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Per the subject, at one location we have a lot of Windows 7 machines that we'd like to get upgraded to Windows 10 and then activate as Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Paul Kecun, Jun 30, 2020 at 6:48 PM.

  1. Windows 10 Business - Subscription Active but fails to activate


    Per the subject, at one location we have a lot of Windows 7 machines that we'd like to get upgraded to Windows 10 and then activate as Windows 10 Business as a part of an M365 Business Premium subscription.


    We have ADConnect setup to ensure Hybrid Azure AD along with GPO's for autoenrollment in InTune.


    To ensure a fresh / clean start, we are installing Windows 10 using the "generic" retail key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T


    All of the above is working and have confirmed that when logging in with a licensed user, the edition is automatically switching from Windows 10 Pro to "Windows 10 Business - Subscription is Active" but Windows then fails to activate.


    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/set-up-windows-devices?view=o365-worldwide indicates: "If you have Windows devices running Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro, your Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription entitles you to a Windows 10 upgrade."


    If I change the product key to use the affixed OEM Windows 7 Product Key sticker, the activation is successful but I was really hoping to avoid having to do this as we've automated everything else. Is anyone aware of a workaround? Is there a generic Windows 10 Business Key or similar that can be used rather than having manually touch each workstation to activate?

    :)
     
  2. AsRock Win User

    Windows 10 activation question

    Mine finally did although it was about 6 or so hours after as it was saying failed to activate.
     
  3. 95Viper Win User
    Windows 10 Activation (Insider)

    How long did you wait for activation?
    When I re-installed with a fresh install... it took a few hours to sync and activate.
    However, it did, finally, activate.
     
  4. Brink Win User

    Windows 10 Business - Subscription Active but fails to activate

    Modernizing Windows Deployment with Windows 10 Subscription Activation


    Source: Modernizing Windows Deployment with Windows 10 Subscription Activation Windows for IT Pros
     
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