Microsoft Deactivates Copies of Windows 10 Due to Server Problem

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Several anxious users reported that the issue causes the Windows Activation troubleshooting tool to kick in and invalidate their legitimately-licensed Windows 10 Pro installations. Apparently there is something wonky going on with Microsoft's activation servers.

"We're working to restore product activations for the limited number of affected Windows 10 Pro customers", a Microsoft statement obtained by Mary Jo Foley notes. However, reports emerged later of similar problems on PCs that had only ever run Windows 10.

Just like an Amazon Echo, Alexa can control smart home devices, tell you the weather, crack jokes, and answer general knowledge questions. This happens in Japan, Korea, American and many other countries.I am very sorry to inform you that there is a temporary issue with Microsoft's activation server at the moment and some customers might experience this issue where Windows is displayed as not activated.

Microsoft is aware of what it says is an "ongoing issue" and said that users who are affected by it don't need to do anything. There is a known issue with Microsoft Activation servers and the company is working on a fix. If needed, you can try your luck with Microsoft Support to see if they can issue a replacement Pro key but it shouldn't take long before Microsoft corrects the error.

The problems come as a result of hardware manufacturers building PCs on pre-release builds of 1809, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but are now being forced to release them with 1803, the current build of Windows 10, installed after that update was postponed.

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