Windows 10: Windows key activation not working.

Discus and support Windows key activation not working. in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I recently build a PC and bought a windows 10 home key and activate it, but after 10 minutes the watermark pop up again and windows settings say I dont... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by MarioO0, Nov 24, 2021 at 11:17 PM.

  1. MarioO0 Win User

    Windows key activation not working.


    I recently build a PC and bought a windows 10 home key and activate it, but after 10 minutes the watermark pop up again and windows settings say I dont have windows activated, I went to put the key again but the key is not valid anymore.

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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    activate windows 7 oem key

    There is no difference between the OEM disc and the Retail disc with Windows 7. A retail disc will accept a OEM or Retail key, and vise versa.

    If the OEM Key wasn't going to work with the disc you have, it would have stopped you during the install when it first asked you for the key, not during activation.

    What is likely the problem is that, since the OEM version has already been activated once, it is failing activation again. Activate it over the phone using the option given to you on the failed activation screen, and you shouldn't have a problem activating it.
     
  3. Kreij Win User
    activate windows 7 oem key

    You cannot activate a retail version of Windows with an OEM key.
    The retail version should have it's own activation key.
    If you just borrowed the Win DVD from someone who is using the key, that won't work with your OEM (OA) key.

    pwned by newtekie. lol My bad.
    It does work in Vista and 7, just not in XP.

    Have you looked on the ASUS website to see if you can re-download the driver/diag disk, or at least everything you need to make one?
     
  4. FX-GMC Win User

    Windows key activation not working.

    Windows 8.1 pro + WMC key activation

    This worked for me last time with a Win 8 key.

    Install Windows 8.1 and enter KMS key during setup. Once in windows change product key to my Windows 8 key. Go to add features and enter my WMC add-on key. Drink a beer to a job well done.
     
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