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Windows Activation problem

richietog

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on: November 08, 2018, 08:44:25 PM
I have just turned one of my laptops on, and found a strange message that Windows  hasn't been activated. I'm sure it has ever since Windows 7 pro was installed.

Nothing of real note has been changed. The activation is offering me a Windows Home instead of the Pro licence, which I find even weirder


Glamdring

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Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 09:44:46 PM
There are reports of Windows updates doing exactly that, swapping Pro to Home. It's a bug they haven't fixed yet. I suggest you do nothing until you hear differently. You can prevent updates by denying updates through a metered account.


richietog

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Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 11:54:54 PM
Wow, and I haven't even updated to the 1809

Crap sake, Microsoft have really got to sort this shit out, once and for all


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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 10:51:49 AM
My main PC has updated to 1809, but my laptop refuses.


richietog

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Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 11:34:48 AM
Seems like the activation problem has gone on its own, or it updated it while I was sleeping.

I thought I had this one metered connection