Did your Windows 10 just deactivate? Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Activation issue

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They are reporting that the Activation status of their Windows 10 changed from Activated to Not activated.

Several users have taken to Reddit to report a mysterious deactivation of their Windows 10 Pro license. Windows is deactivated because I went from Windows 10 Pro to home and it doesn't match anymore. The best course of action, as Microsoft has suggested, is to simply wait until a fix is ready.

Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days. Similar messages reported to be from Microsoft support agents have been posted on other threads about the issue.

The image above, from user FaiKee on Twitter, shows the issue that some users are facing with the activation of their install.

Microsoft support owes these users an apology as the activations were legitimate, it was Microsoft's servers that were wrong.

Other devices will require users to press a button to issue requests. That at least suggests Microsoft is investigating.




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The problem has prevented some users from upgrading from Windows 10 Home to Pro, and anxious others that they may have involuntarily purchased a fraudulent license key.

The last word on 1809 was more than four weeks ago, when John Cable, director of program management in the Windows servicing group, told customers that bugs had been fixed. This included both Windows Insider testers and those builds released to mainstream users (including some users with the Windows 10 October 2018 update/1809). This issue seems to affect those running even earlier Windows 10 versions as well. Windows 10 audio problems? If you had another device, like a Microsoft Surface Laptop, you'd be out of luck.

This hiccup in Windows is just the latest headache for Microsoft's desktop operating system division.

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