• Windows 10 Pro Licenses Are Being Downgraded To Windows 10 Home
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/11/08/windows-10-pro-licenses-are-being-downgraded-to-windows-10-home/#3e9825844c9f https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-pro-licenses-suddenly-deactivated I'm one of the lucky one who has to deal with this bullshit. Fortunately (I guess?), you can just ignore the activation message until they fix it, which should be in the next day or so. Windows 10 suddenly deactivated
I find this even more so worrying https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/132/e3de896d-d743-41aa-bec7-2b9be11b772f/image.png
my OEM key on my Surface just deactivated... time to bring out the Education key.
So is this for Win10Pro purchasers or for people like me who got win10Pro for free for having Win7Ultimate?
linux time, bye
Yeah that scared the shit out of me last night
Didn't do it to me. Yet. First they delete my files, been using Linux on my laptop with steamplay for games that don't run native, and thinking of dual booting again with Linux being main OS
I was actually so tempted to just wipe my drive and extend my Linux partition tbh. Kinda glad I saw this thread
From what I can tell it can affect you if you upgraded to Win10 from 7-8.1 OR if you simply upgraded from Home to Pro. I originally went from 7 to 10.
At work I've had several optiplex desktops running Win10 Pro with Win8 Pro licenses deactivate and several latitude laptops with original win10 pro licenses in the bios fail to activate after being installed from a WDS server. Pretty much ruining the whole day at work not really being able to do anything about it. Also phone activation does not work and contacting Microsoft does not work either, because they'll just tell you to buy a new license.
https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/110010/2e3d3dee-da7e-46ab-9acb-7bb5d21ccbb1/image.png oh boy and this is a retail version of pro as well
Not even my smartphone is this intrusive, every decision Microsoft makes is baffling.
Im one of the Win7 Ultra guys who upgraded to Win10 pro and I'm getting this stupid "activate windows" bullcrap. I'm glad that I am not the only one dealing with this but angered that this is an issue in the first place. I wonder if they are going to give out free license for Win10 pro or just make us buy a new one.
There is a fix available here: Download Ubuntu Desktop | Download | Ubuntu
This will create the year of the Linux desktop.
Oh Microsoft. When will you learn.
But people say that every time MS fucks up.
You'd think that something as mission critical as the windows activation server would not face downtime, or if it did, fixed within minutes.
Is that what caused it? Honestly, I would expect downtime to not really matter. Its not like Windows deactivates if you lose the internet. It just phones home every so often. I'm going to guess its a glitch in the phoning home process though.
I think its more than a phone home glitch, its not only saying the license is invalid which would be expected if it couldn't talk to the activation server, but that the computers are identifying as a different version.
Well, it's beginning to look better and better. After all with VALVe's recent Proton release - gaming is really good on Linux now. It's just minor program compatibility issues still keeping me back (like Visual Studio not behaving properly etc).
If Valve make Half life 3, Linux only; then and only then would a "Year of Linux Desktop" be a reality.
Can confirm that the issue appears to be resolved. I also ran the troubleshooter just not and my license re-activated.
Lol I've been rocking this since I was sold an already used OEM Key. https://files.facepunch.com/forum/upload/242228/d2031ef5-733d-40d7-8c16-b71a7391ded2/ASS.PNG
Yeah, happened to me. Had me worried at first. At least it'll be fixed within a few days. I like Win10 too much to hop over to Linux anyway. Tried it, not my bag.
*laughs in microsoft toolkit*
Mine got downgraded as well. Win10 is the first version of windows that's made me actively look into dropping it in favor of linux, but I'd lose access to a significant portion of my library of games to do so, even with steam play.
Happened on new surface book 2 machine. They really shit the bed on this one.
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