No I've 29 days left : Here's the report I get: Diagnostic Report 1. You are doing it wrong, that's why it's not working for you. I downloaded an iso of windows 10 home and installed it. Before i begin, let me just say that the question s below are basically just out of curiosity for now. You should be able to activate it over the phone. I've now fixed it thanks to a post by flhthemi in another thread: However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button! This is based on years of personal experience.
Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator. As far as I can see, there is no reason why this shouldn't activate fine over the telephone. Windows 8 or 10 start menu button not working? This process may take a while. For anyone wondering this does work, in 2016. While you might have to call in to get an activation code if you activate more than 3 times in a relatively short period of time, I'm sure you can activate a retail key more than 3 times total. The Command Prompt window will appear.
Note: Depending on your settings, you might need to enter your administrator password first and then click Yes. System File Checker Tool 1. You have to skip the key entry twice during the install process. Wait until the command is finished and then you can close the PowerShell window. If button has never worked, maybe its faulty? Will it result to errors? Click on More details located at the bottom left of the Windows Task Manager window. Doesn't work even after that? Just click the provided file, place it in the desktop, right click.
So yeah, the Windows key doesn't do anything. Does anyone have a similar problem or am I doing something wrong? Click on File top left and choose Save As. Are you sure you got the correct version? Apparently a retail key can only be installed a number of 3 times, even if it's on the same computer. Note: Depending on your settings, you might need to enter your administrator password first and then click Yes. Open Windows Defender Security Center.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report. If anyone is aware of any changes announced officially by Microsoft subsequent to this, they are welcome to share it. Where did I go wrong? Ask them to tell you which 3 computers it was installed on, to see what information they might have. Are you facing problems with your keyboard other than hardware problems? I haven't done a clean boot yet, though. Yeah, I really doubt it'd work with clean boot. My question is how to use.
. What if the language of the initial windows 10 is different from I will install? That's how I read it anyway. Issue: I can't use my activation key that came with the Windows Pro Retail that I bought in 2009, because, supposedly, it's been installed on 3 different computers, which is simply untrue. Note to self: clean keyboard when the computer is completely turned off, not just when the screen is locked. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the batch file e. The same with the previous version of the Windows 10 that I used to create the recovery media.
It's possible that the Windows key is locked. Click on the Save button. The key will work when you get the characters correct. Or is there any way that your copy of Windows was from a shady website or other software house that might have sold you a copy with a key that wasn't legit and has now been deactivated? I have rearmed the evaluation period for the time being, but I do not want to use any illegal means of activating Windows. Turning on filter keys sometimes fixes the problems with your keyboard in windows 10.
Any idea on how to proceed to get my Windows copy activated? I recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8. Do not enter a key. It sure will come in handy in future if i need to perform such. For more How-to videos subscribe to our channel! However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button! When I check the specs it says: Windows cannot start this hardware device. An exception is if the retail product key has been invalidated by Microsoft for what ever reason ex: activation abuse by customer. It'd just be funny that it'd be the Windows key, cause I pretty much never use it. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I need some more experienced advice about product key stickers.
Exactly what message are you getting after it fails to activate? It might be different with different versions of Windows 10. Try doing the again and wait for a operator if available. Probably won't, too much of a hassle. Open Windows Command Prompt as administrator. I've used a picture and even my girlfriends' eyes so I'm pretty sure that this is the proper key. Please like our facebook page at Thanks for watching us! At Save as type, you select All Files. I obtained the product key using Enchanted Keyfinder while my computer was still on Win 8.
Did you follow the other steps in The error message I get: 'The product key you have entered does not appear to be a vaild Windows 7 product key. Not sure if any of those have a default setting to disable the button. At File name, you enter a name for the batch file with an. Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with a feature that allows you to reinstall and update Windows in just a few clicks. What I know is that I will never touch a retail version of Windows again, it is just an overpriced piece of garbage, but I am not willing to pay for a new key either. Another question, would the language matter? That should do the trick! Is the start menu not opening when you click on the start menu button? This feature will keep your personal files and some Windows settings, but it will remove your installed programs. The Command Prompt window will appear.