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Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warnings

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2018/11/08 11:32:59 (permalink)
Windows 10 Activation Servers are Down
 
Win10 activation server down; your Pro license is still good, despite the  warnings
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3319737/microsoft-windows/win10-activation-server-down-your-pro-license-is-still-good-despite-the-warnings.html
 
https://borncity.com/win/2018/11/08/windows-activation-server-currently-down-11-8-2018/
 
Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server 
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/windows_10_activation/
According to those able to get hold of Microsoft's call centres, the advice is to wait a while and the problem should fix itself, indicating something has gone awry on the licensing servers, and engineers are currently scrambling to fix it.
Your machine should be usable in the meantime.
 
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3319697/windows/windows-10-activation-problems-november-2018.html
https://fossbytes.com/a-bug-in-windows-10-pro-is-forcing-users-downgrade-to-windows-10-home/
 
All mine lost their Activation, Do Not Take Any Action, wait a day or two and it should go away.
 
post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/11/09 17:06:56



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 13:25:30 (permalink)
    My activation is back to normal, didn't do anything just waited.


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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 13:29:24 (permalink)
    davevt31
    My activation is back to normal, didn't do anything just waited.


    Yep! We only need to wait.
    Still down from Colorado.
    My 1809 states it is no longer Activated all the rest show no internet access to the Activation Servers.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/11/08 13:54:23



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 21:33:08 (permalink)
     
    Thanks for the update.

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 21:34:41 (permalink)
    I still have one Computer that shows Activation Servers are down.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 21:37:59 (permalink)
    So far haven't noticed but it could explain why I was finding it hard to get a windows update to download on a computer I don't use that often.
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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/08 21:49:03 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    So far haven't noticed but it could explain why I was finding it hard to get a windows update to download on a computer I don't use that often.


    I could still run Windows Updates and Even Windows Apps or MS Store Updates.
    Even one for GOW4.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 14:10:37 (permalink)



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 14:29:10 (permalink)
    Thanks for the Heads-up on this MS issue
     
    So far so good on My PCs, though I did finally activate my latest Win 10 Pro today - just to get the message off of the home screen

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 14:35:55 (permalink)
    Thank you,
    My last computer correct itself this morning.
    The one that was deactivated was 1809 the rest 1709 and 1803 was just not able to connect to the Activation Servers.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 15:12:31 (permalink)
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 15:16:59 (permalink)
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    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/11/09 15:30:54



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:15:27 (permalink)
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    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.


    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:30:22 (permalink)
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    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.


    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?


    "all the sudden while running"
    More info on this can be found in the First Post Links.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/11/09 16:34:13



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:34:29 (permalink)
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    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.


    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?


    "all the sudden while running"


    Strange, why is Windows checking activation after it's already been activated?

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:46:55 (permalink)
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    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.

    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?

    "all the sudden while running"

    Strange, why is Windows checking activation after it's already been activated?

    Windows 10 Checks this every time you start your computer and the computer has an Internet connection.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:51:21 (permalink)
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    kram36
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    bcavnaugh
    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.

    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?

    "all the sudden while running"

    Strange, why is Windows checking activation after it's already been activated?

    Windows 10 Checks this every time you start your computer and the computer has an Internet connection.


    Ran an internet search on this and I can't find anything about this?

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/09 16:55:03 (permalink)
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    kram36
    None of my 6 systems had an activation issue. However I do not log into a Microsoft user account.

    I do not use a Microsoft Account on any of my Computers.
    This issue was only with Microsoft Activation Servers and nothing to do with your Microsoft User Account.
    All but one of my computers correct themselves before 1500 yesterday 8 Nov 2018.
    This happened yesterday and was corrected Early this morning.

    Did they just deactivate all the sudden while running or did it happen on a reboot?

    "all the sudden while running"

    Strange, why is Windows checking activation after it's already been activated?

    Windows 10 Checks this every time you start your computer and the computer has an Internet connection.

    Ran an internet search on this and I can't find anything about this?

    Randomly and why Some Users are seeing this over the last day or two that have Already Activated Windows.
    But also new Installs in the last day or two could not activate their Windows because 1) the Server Went Down and 2) Microsoft was changing the activation Servers so new users could not connect to the Server.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/11/09 17:41:41



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/10 07:18:03 (permalink)
    I still can't find any answers to Windows 10 checking activation every time you start your pc or randomly checking activation while online after it's already been activated. These is no reason it should do this.

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/10 15:27:39 (permalink)
    kram36
    I still can't find any answers to Windows 10 checking activation every time you start your pc or randomly checking activation while online after it's already been activated. These is no reason it should do this.

    Then it is Time to Ask Microsoft.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/13 14:39:20 (permalink)
    All back to normal now.
    Windows 10 1809 Updates installed fine today, cumulative update that is and a few other that also install on 1803 and 1709.



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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/14 11:27:40 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    All back to normal now.
    Windows 10 1809 Updates installed fine today, cumulative update that is and a few other that also install on 1803 and 1709.


    Same here...


     

     
     
     
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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/14 11:51:35 (permalink)
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    All back to normal now.
    Windows 10 1809 Updates installed fine today, cumulative update that is and a few other that also install on 1803 and 1709.

    Same here...





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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/14 12:43:12 (permalink)
    thanks for update on the updates

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    Re: Windows 10 Activation Servers Down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warni 2018/11/14 13:16:29 (permalink)
    Cool GTX
    thanks for update on the updates





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