I recently just got anew computer for Christmas, and after a few days I've noticed a message appear at the bottom of the screen saying, "Activate Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows." I've been in contact with the company that sells this computer, and they said they can refund it and give
I recently just got anew computer for Christmas, and after a few days I've noticed a message appear at the bottom of the screen saying, "Activate Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows." I've been in contact with the company that sells this computer, and they said they can refund it and give me a new one with no additional coast, but it would be a huge inconvenience. Obviously this isn't my fault because I just got the computer a day ago, but is there any ways I can fix it without having to buy a $200 dollar version of Windows 10?
Nobobdy: I did an online chat with Microsoft in which they wanted more and more evidence and wasted hours of my time, before they would finally activate my Windows 10. It had actually already been activated, and in use for more than a year, until I replaced the motherboard, then it required new activation, and said my existing product key wasn't valid, even though I had activated it successfully in the past. In the online chat, they kept looking for excuses to refuse to activate it. First they asked me to send them a picture of the box my Windows 7 came in when I bought it in 2009. They probably expected me to not be able to find that, so they could use that as an excuse to not activate it. When I found that, they asked for proof that I had bought it in 2009. When I found that proof, they asked for proof that I bought my new motherboard recently. The whole process took hours, but they finally got tired of harassing me, and went ahead and activated it. One thing that helped was that I asked them if I had to upgrade to Linux because they wouldn't activate Windows 10. That seemed to change their attitude, as if they have some instructions to make sure nobody upgrades to Linux. Also they had been saying it was a new computer because I replaced the motherboard, so it needed a new Windows 10, but I said I had to replace the motherboard because the old one malfunctioned. Also they required that I give them remote control of my computer, and they looked at it for evidence of whether it was an old computer or a new build.
Hook the thing up to the internet and go to settings update and security and click on activation. It should activate if it gives you a can't activate message demand a refund and tell them you want it in a hurry before you contact Microsoft piracy Dept!
Windows doesn't come activated on Windows 10; they want you to finish the activation process so they can tie the license to the machine, and your Microsoft login to the license. Try activating electronically, and if it doesn't work, contact Microsoft.
What a crock of crap…….
Send computer back for cash refund….then buy a "different" computer.
Honestly….I would stay away from windows…..far TOO MANY people are having big issues with windows 10.
Too many issues with too many people on too many computers…..RUN away from windows- especially 10!
Click on the "Callout" (white) to the right of the clock on the TB
There is likely a notification to "Trust" this PC.
MS will send a Security Code to your email. You must copy & paste the code, then send it back to MS, in order to activate your W10