Windows 10: Windows 10 is deactivated, the watermark is showing up

Discus and support Windows 10 is deactivated, the watermark is showing up in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I was using Windows 10 Home for at least 3 years now and never had a problem until now. ''Activate Windows" watermark has started to showing up, it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by AiridasT, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. AiridasT Win User

    Windows 10 is deactivated, the watermark is showing up


    I was using Windows 10 Home for at least 3 years now and never had a problem until now. ''Activate Windows" watermark has started to showing up, it sometimes goes away after a restart but after a while it comes back up. Anytime, whether the watermark is there or not, in the settings it, this error appears: Unable to activate windows. The last product key you entered can't be used on this copy of windows. 0x800705b4

    The laptop has been bought with windows 10 Home already per-installed.

    I have tried to troubleshoot the problem but I had no luck the same message appears prompting to buy a new key.


    I have done some research online that some time ago users had the same problem with Windows 10 Pro becoming deactivated but none of the methods of they used did not work for me.

    I would be grateful for any help I get as I have ran out of ideas.

    :)
     
    AiridasT, Mar 24, 2020
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  2. 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 24, 2020
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  3. entropy13 Win User
    TPU.org watermark location

    Your drawing sucks. *Laugh :laugh:

    But well, yeah, a slightly smaller watermark would do. Although you should still be able to place it at least, and not just be at the bottom like your suggestion.
     
    entropy13, Mar 24, 2020
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  4. Windows 10 is deactivated, the watermark is showing up

    Activate Windows Watermark

    Hi Duncan,

    The Windows activation watermark is usually appearing if the activation servers detect that a device is not activated. For further help with activating your copy of Windows 10, visit this
    link. If the same issue persists after performing the troubleshooting suggestions on the link, follow these steps:

    • Using Cortana, type Notepad and then click on Notepad (Desktop app).
    • Type the following commands in Notepad:
      • @echo off

        taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe

        explorer.exe

        exit
        Windows 10 is deactivated, the watermark is showing up c725ce4e-b96c-420a-b767-3ff38944c7c2?upload=true.png

    • Save the file and name it as Activation.bat.

    • Change the Save as type to All files.

    • Locate the file, right-click on it and then choose Run as Administrator.

    • After running the file, restart your computer and then check if the same issue persists.

    Let us know if further assistance is needed.
     
    Darleen Pen, Mar 24, 2020
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