Microsoft Deactivates Copies of Windows 10 Due to Server Problem

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Then join our Team! The issue was affecting users running the latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update (rollout remains on pause) and the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

Several anxious users reported that the issue causes the Windows Activation troubleshooting tool to kick in and invalidate their legitimately-licensed Windows 10 Pro installations. Thing is, going to the Store apparently has no effect.

We can't activate Windows on this device because you don't have a valid digital license of product key.

Hours later, confirmation from Microsoft rolled in and impacted users were told that the license problem is the result of a server issue. (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.

According to posts about this bug on Reddit and the Microsoft forums, someone had contacted Microsoft via their support chat and was told that Microsoft is aware and are working on the bug.

Microsoft is aware of the issue and is now working on a fix.

In an updated advisory, Microsoft writes under the Windows 10 known issues:After installing this update, some users can not set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with... command or Settings Apps Default apps.

Microsoft has just released an Emerging issue announcement about current activation issue related to Pro edition recently. If needed, you can try your luck with Microsoft Support to see if they can issue a replacement Pro key but it shouldn't take long before Microsoft corrects the error. This included both Windows Insider testers and those builds released to mainstream users (including some users with the Windows 10 October 2018 update/1809).

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