Except this time it asked me if i wished to activate it using my smartphone, so i agreed. I've had it deactivate and require phone activation when I installed it but already used the license elsewhere. Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Activate Windows now. If so, the Windows 8 key cannot be used to install Windows 8. In the elevated command prompt, type in the command below and press enter. Does everyone but me blindly install activex's and run undisclosed software without questioning it? This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. The new feature allows you to access the Activation Troubleshooter quickly to re-activate your free upgrade copy of Windows 10.
An automated system will guide you through the activation process. At the Start screen, swipe in from the right side, or hover your mouse in the upper-right corner of the screen to display the charms menu. Click the drop-down menu, and then select the country or region in which you are located. To Activate by Phone A Open the Start Menu, and type slui. Also, the Troubleshoot option won't be available unless the operating system is not activated.
Basically I can see it but the touch screen doesn't work at all! As such, I don't have the key, and looking at alternate. How might I accomplish this? Here is the trick I finally figured out. The activation message appeared today asking for the product key. Click the location nearest you from the drop-down list, and then click Next. Click All Programs, and then click Microsoft Office.
Best Regards, Eve Wang Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If the product key is found to be non-genuine, or not valid, it's likely that the product key is either being used on another computer or is counterfeit. If a major hardware change requires activating Windows again, you will be notified and will have three days to activate Windows. It doesn't give me the option of calling. Here is the trick I finally figured out. It's important to note that Microsoft is making available the new Activation Troubleshooter with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. I finally figured out on my own.
Here are the steps and I was able to activate over the phone. This is a retail 8. It throw us off thinking that Microsoft may have gave us the wrong key. Put two and two together, then I was able to finally able activate over the phone. Do it exactly like that and it works. I know I have a product key, and I still have the. How do you think Microsoft is going to judge that you have the genuine copy of windows 10? Click the drop-down menu, and then select the country or region that you are from.
For example, open Microsoft Word 2013. Other than that, windows other features work as expected. I know that there's an option to activate by phone, but I can't find it anywhere on here. For example, in Word, you would click Word Options. Genuine Windows is a recurring process that checks your product key to ensure it's being used with the hardware it was paired with during activation. If activation isn't successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a customer service representative who can assist you Click Start.
If so, the Windows 8 key cannot be used to install Windows 8. Reference - Activation code required when signing in with a Microsoft account on your Windows Phone — for details: Besides, this is the forum mainly focuses on Windows Server system, for Windows Phone related problem, please post on Microsoft Community — Mobile Devices forum, access link as Dave mentioned. Otherwise, go to step 2. While it can be obvious for many users, remember that you won't be able to re-activate Windows 10 after a hardware change until you add a Microsoft account to your computer. He's right on the money. However recently I attempted to activate Windows 7 on another computer and after calling the automated number and reading the code, the system is unable to verify it.
First noticed it 6mo ago or so. Only to buy or enter a new key. Previously, if your installation of Windows 10 lost its activation due to a hardware change, you would have to go through the tedious process of contacting Microsoft customer support to re-activate, which is not an ideal solution. Here is the trick I finally figured out. I finally figured out on my own. In this , we'll guide you through the process to link together your Microsoft Account and digital license, and the steps to use the Activation Troubleshooter to re-activate the operating system. Then, your windows will be activated.
Click the drop-down menu, select the location that is nearest to you, and then click Next. See screenshot below If needed, lists toll and toll-free telephone numbers for worldwide Microsoft activation centers that you can call to get your Windows 7 activated as well. Well, I guess that means Afganistan, because its the only one listed, and the selector down-arrow is grayed-out. You can't activate windows by phone because you have not put in the correct product key number. Click on the drop down menu and select the nearest location to you for a toll free number to call, then click on the Next button. This is a retail 8. The Product Activation Center telephone number appears under Step 1.
God I wish they had this back in the Xp-7 days, I worked at a computer repair shop for 8 years and had to call for nearly every product activation and 50% of the time talk to a outsourced agent that was very hard to understand. If Activation is Successful A When you get the Activation was successful window, click on Close to finish. Only a retail version can be used on another computer when uninstalled from any previous computer. I tried installing Windows 2008 and can activate by phone in the same environment. If automatic activation fails, follow the instructions that walk you through activating Windows by phone.