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Activate Windows again wtf?
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Marc Thomas
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September 27, 2015 - 9:48 am
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Upgraded legit Win 8 to Win 10, all good, then clean install of Win 10 on SSD and it self activated, all good again.
Now, a week or so later I've got the watermark telling me to activate Windows.
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Jim Hillier
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September 27, 2015 - 10:58 am
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Well that's really weird.

Are you signed in via a Microsoft account?

Suggest you connect to MS Support via the Windows 10 built-in "Contact Support" app. Explain to them what's happened and I'm pretty sure they'll just activate there and then.

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Marc Thomas
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September 27, 2015 - 11:37 am
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Thanks Jim
I went to the store where it said 'Sorry we couldn't activate you' (think robots lol)
Then I clicked 'try again', now it's activated.2015-09-27_12-33-14.jpgImage Enlarger

And yes, connected using my MS account.

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Jim Hillier
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Weirder and weirder.

I wonder what caused the de-activation, seems strange that it should be activated for a full week and then de-activate out of the blue like that.

Hopefully, whatever the cause, it will not repeat. ­čÖé

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Marc Thomas
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September 27, 2015 - 3:39 pm
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It could be related to a message asking me to verify my identity, which I've received numerous times over the last few days, who knows?

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