Windows 10 suddenly requires activation

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    errolgreer

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    I've had win10 running on my pc since I installed the free upgrade from Win8.1. Suddenly, I booted and a grey notice appeared telling me to activate. In Settings, it confirmed that Win10 was not activated. HOWEVER there is no way I can enter an installation key code. Anyway, I restored a system backup from a few days before and all is well. Question is, why did this happen?
     
    errolgreer, Jun 12, 2018
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    Something you did caused it to think there was a hardware change.?
     
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    Not that I know of. No hardware changes. Still a mystery!
     
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    LOL yeah, probably should have phrased that to "it "thought" there was a hardware change..." LOL. Or I suppose it could have decided the key was bad - I had that happen once when a corporate key "expired". Good for you that you restored back a few days and it worked!!!

    EDIT: I suppose there's a possibility that it got confused and thought you were trying to use the key twice. Or re-use an old key, which I occasionally do - it's quite forgiving these days if you just feed it the key again...
     
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