PC SupportWindows 10 Activation Help?Posted:

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Hey guys so i brought a new PC and installed windows on it using a USB and put the code in but every now and again it says "Activate Windows" In the corner (The Watermark) but if i restart the PC sometimes it goes away. Is there something i am missing when trying to activate the windows if so can someone help.



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Did you buy a genuine key from Microsoft or a VolumeLicense key for cheap? If it's a volume license key you're going to have to live with that happening occasionally. There are some programs you can run to get rid of it forever but it's probably against the rules to share because it also activated any unregistered software as well.
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It sounds like there was an issue activating your license during the activation process. I would try re-activating your license with the same key and reboot. Did you buy a genuine key or cheaper key from G2A or a game key store similar to that one like Gary said? Usually, the activation watermark shows if the key is invalid, or if you don't provide a key during activation.
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I brought the key off eBay which was recommended and also the page has loads of buyers and good reviews.


EDIT: This is the error https://i.imgur.com/CyFDR8p.png
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Lia wroteI brought the key off eBay which was recommended and also the page has loads of buyers and good reviews.


EDIT: This is the error https://i.imgur.com/CyFDR8p.png


Have you tried another network? Wired vs. wireless connection?

If you can, I'd try removing the license and reactivating on another network.
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I_Code_My_Life wrote
Lia wroteI brought the key off eBay which was recommended and also the page has loads of buyers and good reviews.


EDIT: This is the error https://i.imgur.com/CyFDR8p.png


Have you tried another network? Wired vs. wireless connection?

If you can, I'd try removing the license and reactivating on another network.


No as i am unable to run the wire to my PC so i have to use wireless.
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The code has probably been flagged for violating the terms of Volume Licencing... I'd ask for a new key but it's worth trying this just incase

Open CMD as Administrator and type this changing the #### with your key
slmgr.vbs /ipk #####-#####-#####-#####-#####


If that errors out, you need a new key.
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I would have just suggested using a batch script which would allow you to activate windows and remove that watermark.
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