[Problem Solved] Help | Windows 10 Pro

[Problem Solved] Help | Windows 10 Pro

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[Update] – Solved,

I had downloaded Win10 Pro from somewhere, in that installation setup it had automatic activation, I thought it will be for permanent use but from 2-3 days I am getting error messages saying license is about to expire.
What should I do?
I don’t have the setup to do installation again. Please help.

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You can download activators separately and activate it again.
Or buy oem keys from third party sellers on online portals.

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zafar_khan wrote:

You can download activators separately and activate it again.
Or buy oem keys from third party sellers on online portals.

+1
Get one of those OEM keys for a minimal amount over activators or if you have any college going friends or relatives get a key from them (Some colleges are affiliated to Microsoft Imagine which provides premium software for free )
And link your Microsoft ID to the serial. This way Windows 10 will get automatically activated everytime you do a fresh install

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getready wrote:

+1
Get one of those OEM keys for a minimal amount over activators or if you have any college going friends or relatives get a key from them (Some colleges are affiliated to Microsoft Imagine which provides premium software for free )
And link your Microsoft ID to the serial. This way Windows 10 will get automatically activated everytime you do a fresh install

How much such OEM keys cost ?

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myfungang829 wrote:

How much such OEM keys cost ?

You can buy windows10 in 400-500 for serial key. Its genuine and lifetime validity. Please check on ebay for lowest price and buy from there.

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srini1973 wrote:

You can buy windows10 in 400-500 for serial key. Its genuine and lifetime validity. Please check on ebay for lowest price and buy from there.

@myfungang829 But OEM keys wont work second time.. if we uninstall the windows copy and reinstalling on the same pc.. it wont work.. so you should not uninstall your OS after applying the key.

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mastervijay wrote:

@myfungang829 But OEM keys wont work second time.. if we uninstall the windows copy and reinstalling on the same pc.. it wont work.. so you should not uninstall your OS after applying the key.

Are you sure about this?? After activation register/login microsoft/outlook and it link activation digital key to account. I have upgraded from windows 8.1 (preinstalled) to windows 10 (for free) and logged in to microsoft. Now my digital key has been linked to account and after re installation windows 10 activate itself as soon as same email is logged in.

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zafar_khan wrote:

You can download activators separately and activate it again.
Or buy oem keys from third party sellers on online portals.

any way to know, if those ‘OEM keys" aren’t some (over) smart system admin (or I.T. employee) in some large corporate steaselling VL keys?
(MS terms allow for, and regularly do, stop misused keys).

same with reselling of keys where terms don’t permit. MS ignoring or allowing same licence on more machines than there in contract doesn’t make it ‘legal’.

Risk of deactivation or further action: any assured way to know when purchasing loose keys (without corresponding CoA/sticker)?

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DaBomb wrote:

Are you sure about this?? After activation register/login microsoft/outlook and it link activation digital key to account. I have upgraded from windows 8.1 (preinstalled) to windows 10 (for free) and logged in to microsoft. Now my digital key has been linked to account and after re installation windows 10 activate itself as soon as same email is logged in.

Not verified by myself.. but heard from many of my friends.
While purchasing OEM key from online.. they itself give warning like this “Code is rot reusable after reinstalling OS.”

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mastervijay wrote:

@myfungang829 But OEM keys wont work second time.. if we uninstall the windows copy and reinstalling on the same pc.. it wont work.. so you should not uninstall your OS after applying the key.

There is a way for that. You can activate windows from server after installation or take backup after activation.

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ipaad wrote:

any way to know, if those ‘OEM keys" aren’t some (over) smart system admin (or I.T. employee) in some large corporate steaselling VL keys?
(MS terms allow for, and regularly do, stop misused keys).

same with reselling of keys where terms don’t permit. MS ignoring or allowing same licence on more machines than there in contract doesn’t make it ‘legal’.

Risk of deactivation or further action: any assured way to know when purchasing loose keys (without corresponding CoA/sticker)?

lol, welcome back xD

Yeah, these so called oem keys are sourced from such grey sources as bulk corporate license purchases and many others which end being circulated around and exploited as evident by being sold for few bucks and used on multiple machines then the contract with their corporates might have paid for or agreed upon.

But you can only check up the misuse as much. The resources Microsoft would have to put on for such extreme license policing xD

Plus windows licenses profits isn’t that big of their revenue pie as it used to be since they divested and expended their cloud services arm.

These oem keys aren’t illegal either. I would say these would come into a grey zone.
Just being used somewhere else they were intended to be used.

And if one isn’t comfortable then a full license keys are their only option.

I don’t think op cares much about the technicalities here as he download the “pre activatd” one already xD

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leave it ..why you need to activate wondows ? i am using it without activation…

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zafar_khan wrote:

You can download activators separately and activate it again.
Or buy oem keys from third party sellers on online portals.

I tried a few activators before posting here, but they don’t seem to activate my machine permanently. This issue happened every some months, and everytime I used activators the license was extended for some months… But this time it is not happening.

And for that OEM keys thing, #1 I have trust issues and #2 those keys cannot be used if I want to change machine.

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mastervijay wrote:

@myfungang829 But OEM keys wont work second time.. if we uninstall the windows copy and reinstalling on the same pc.. it wont work.. so you should not uninstall your OS after applying the key.

OEM keys work any number of times if they are used on the same machine… They won’t work on a different one, even if u changed key on the previously activated machine.

With the retail keys, u can activate/change many systems but can keep active any one at a time.

MS says this..!

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Why people download Windows 10 from this or that places? Always download it from Microsoft’s own website, with their tool called Media Creation or whatever. You have official Windows 10 now. And then later activate it with a tool like M$Toolkit, which is available on reddit even.

And like someone said above, purchase a key, OEM or whatever, doesn’t matter, all of them work mostly, as long as you purchase from a reliable source, I bought mine from reapershop, for maybe 700 or something, don’t remember any more.

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ithehappy wrote:

Why people download Windows 10 from this or that places? Always download it from Microsoft’s own website, with their tool called Media Creation or whatever. You have official Windows 10 now. And then later activate it with a tool like M$Toolkit , which is available on reddit even.

And like someone said above, purchase a key, OEM or whatever, doesn’t matter, all of them work mostly, as long as you purchase from a reliable source, I bought mine from reapershop, for maybe 700 or something, don’t remember any more.

That same was not working for me.. 😏

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161508 wrote:

I tried a few activators before posting here, but they don’t seem to activate my machine permanently. This issue happened every some months, and everytime I used activators the license was extended for some months… But this time it is not happening.

And for that OEM keys thing, #1 I have trust issues and #2 those keys cannot be used if I want to change machine.

Happens with older version of kms tools and they stop working with latest updates of the 10.
When that happens you just need to download the latest versions of the activator tools.
Try the latest version of the activators like KMS tool or something.
Should I send you the link ?

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161508 wrote:

That same was not working for me.. 😏

Oof. It works for everyone dude. The latest version is 2.6.4, have been for long time now.

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