Microsoft Bug is Deactivating Windows 10 Pro Licenses and Downgrading to Home

Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

Then join our Team! So those Pro upgrade licenses are transferrable under windows 7, and who knows about 10 and that trainwreck.

Reports began circulating yesterday that Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system was, for some users, issuing warnings that the operating system was not activated and therefore not licensed for use. However, reports emerged later of similar problems on PCs that had only ever run Windows 10.

Just like an Amazon Echo, Alexa can control smart home devices, tell you the weather, crack jokes, and answer general knowledge questions.

"We're working to restore product activations for the limited number of affected Windows 10 Pro customers". However, keep in mind that as this is still an early beta release, issues are likely to arise including those that affect performance. (And some people said they did this.) Some users also said they followed the instructions they received in the erroneous messages and rolled back to Windows 10 Home.

Thankfully, Microsoft is aware of the problem and said that their engineers are on it. Microsoft support chat seems to have told a customer that, "Customer will be notified when the issue is resolved".

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A seeming problem with Microsoft's Windows activation servers today caused a number of Windows 10 users to see false messages informing them they were running non-activated software.

This may explain why it's now sitting on a very middling 2.9 rating on the Microsoft Store.

Insiders at the company say that the issue has been on-going for two days and the company may have to release an update to Windows 10 to fix the issue.

There is an ongoing issue about Windows 10 suddenly shown as deactivated. If you think you do have a valid license or key, select Troubleshoot below.

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