Win 10 activation lost after using for more than a year

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by windows.seven, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. windows.seven

    windows.seven MDL Member

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    I have a laptop which had Win 10 Home edition. I installed Win 7 Pro, activated with Daz and upgraded to Win 10 Pro. Worked without issues and was updating regularly.
    Now I suddenly see the message that Win 10 is not activated. There seems to be no effect on the working and maybe no deadline to take any action.
    If I troubleshoot activation it says the license on machine is for Win 10 Home and I have installed Win 10 Pro.
    So do I need to do anything to remove this warning or just let it be and keep using?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just a question: Had you lately 'upgraded' the BIOS of your Laptop to a new version? If so, roll back to the initial BIOS (by downloading the old an original for the Laptops home site) and see that would help. and just to say, lock your BIOS afterward it works to prevent future similar problems again.

    A friend of mine has such a problem some few months back and I solved that way.
     
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  3. windows.seven

    windows.seven MDL Member

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    Thanks, will try this out. Any other possible solution?
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #4 Enthousiast, Jan 24, 2019
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    A working HWID should not stop working when the hardware hasn't changed, mainboard/LAN. Did you change anything?

    Just redo the HWID, these days there is a tool (the original by s1ave77) to do it, use google;)
     
  5. Arachnoid

    Arachnoid MDL Novice

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    There was an issue with the w10 registration servers some weeks ago that made many systems read as unregistered, Id suggest waiting a few weeks to see if the issue clears.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    That issue was solved a long time ago.
     
  7. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    I had the same problem and it cleared it self I didn't do anything !
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  9. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    If it is MS Activation Servers we would have seen it already, must be something else.
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe its time for a new and clean install of Windows 10 Pro?!

    I was also trying the MS Web Help App and that didn't work either. All that problem started with the WU update to 17763.292 yesterday.

    While checking the MS Website for more info, I found that the given Error Code 0xC004E002 is for Windows up to Server 2012 but Windows 10. For Windows 10 it should be 0xC004E003.
     
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  11. l33tT

    l33tT MDL Novice

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    My HWID activation still works though
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Unfortunately, the only solution was to clean install Windows 10 Pro 1809 after the de-activation for the last 3 days. Even a call to MS didn't solve the problem and MS gave up after about an hour on the phone (Ok, was a toll-free call!)!.

    Had no any problem with the activation on the newly installed W10, all just went well with my old HWID! Now I'm on installing all required app's and apply the correct parameters to get access to all my data, which are all on separate physical drives.

    And just to mention, even to run a 'RESET' of the old Windows 10 Pro ended up in unactivated and to be impossible to activate manually. A format of the HDD was needed.

    OK, done and things working fine now again. Life goes on!
     
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  13. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    about once a month or every other month I do a full back up because I know s**t like that happens , and when I back it up its to another drive and it has saved my ass many hours of trying to figure out what went wrong ! the only thing that could screw me is if the mother board went out !