Windows 10: Windows 10 Home Activation Issue

Discus and support Windows 10 Home Activation Issue in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I cannot seem to get a real human on the phone and need help troubleshooting this activation. I have a bad product key for Windows 10 Pro on my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by WHeuschneider, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Home Activation Issue


    I cannot seem to get a real human on the phone and need help troubleshooting this activation. I have a bad product key for Windows 10 Pro on my computer, two days ago I purchased Windows 10 Home via the Microsoft Store and have the product key. I went through the process to update my computer to ensure I had the correct version and updates. When I select 'Change Product Key' I get the following error: 0xc004f050.


    After calling support I understand this error means the computer isn't updated or the product key can't be used. How can this be the case when I completed the required steps and just purchased it through Microsoft directly?



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    WHeuschneider, Mar 21, 2020
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  2. ACTIVATION ISSUE

    Hi,

    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, Mar 21, 2020
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  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, Mar 21, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 Home Activation Issue

    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, Mar 21, 2020
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