January 23, 2019

Windows 10 users seeing their erroneous product-activation issues resolved

11 November 2018, 04:23 | Cameron Gross

Windows 10 19H1 build 18277 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

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The issue surfaced in a Reddit post published yesterday, where other Windows 10 Pro users chimed in to confirm similar problems. Also new, Users report that Windows activation troubleshooter might say You have a Windows 10 Home license but you are running Windows 10 Pro. Users were incorrectly informed by the OS that their legal copy of Windows 10 Pro was unauthorized or unactivated.

I asked for comment on what caused the activation problems; when and how Microsoft expected them to be fixed; and whether users would have to take any steps to resolve the issue and was told the company had nothing more to share at that time. As noted by Computerworld, German readers of Günter Born's site have described the issue in more detail: "At least here Windows is no longer activated after the upgrade of the test machine".

Update: Microsoft said in a statement, reported by ZDNet at 9 p.m. EST, that it had rectified the issue and affected customers "will see resolution over the next 24 hours as the solution is applied automatically".

This will restart the activation process on your Windows 10 Computer. Microsoft is aware of the issue and should have a fix ready to go soon.

Amazon is continuing to expand its Alexa digital voice assistant beyond its Echo speakers with the launch of an app on Windows 10. "I had a physical Windows 8.1 Pro key and I activated/upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro like years ago". If you had another device, like a Microsoft Surface Laptop, you'd be out of luck. HP users report BSOD after Tuesday patch Admins struggle with the latest Windows 10 1809 patch on some HP systems.

I got the exact same problem!

The Alexa app is available from the Microsoft Store now.

As reported earlier, the issue appeared with the release of KB4462919 (Build 17134.345) for version 1803 and KB4464330 (Build 17763.55) for version 1809, which were pushed out on October 9 as Patch Tuesday cumulative updates.

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