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Old October 7th, 2023, 03:33 PM
leachim leachim is offline
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Activation Issue

I upgraded from an activated win 8 to win 10 via media creation tool

Sadly it says windows needs activating even though it is connected to the internet

I have used the telephone activation system before on another machine, but cant find it now

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Old October 16th, 2023, 04:59 AM
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Murf Murf is offline
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To activate by phone;

Press the Win+R keys to open Run, then type: slui.exe 4, then click on OK. This will open a box that will let you activate your Windows via the telephone.
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Old October 26th, 2023, 12:29 PM
DKenn DKenn is offline
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If the computer was built by a major OEM (e.g. HP, Dell) and came pre-installed with Windows 8 - it should activate automatically (via the hardware).

If the system wasn't build by a OEM it will require a product key. You can enter a product key using slui 3 in a Run dialog - as suggested by Murf.
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