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03-01-2020 02:55 PM - edited 03-01-2020 03:08 PM
I reinstalled Windows 10 because my son downloaded something that had malware. After the reinstall windows now says needs to be activated. This pc has the key in the bios. So i installed and it was fine for the first day. Now it says needs to be activated again.
03-01-2020 03:09 PM
You don't need to activate UNLESS you changed something. As message says, Microsoft will activate automatically.
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03-03-2020 07:30 PM
How about listing the steps you did to re-install WIN 10. Entering a product key should NOT have been done.
As @banhien said, the process auto-activates with an internet access.
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03-04-2020 12:34 PM
The message you got clearly indicates that the MS Activation Servers were down. That happens from time to time, especially if there is a sudden surge in activations that overpowers the servers.
This can happen if your Internet service has failed -- and this happens more often than folks think. A relative of mine uses Xfinity and their service goes out, unexpectedly, at least once a week!
So first, check that Internet access has been restored. Once you have done that, retry the activation -- it should simply just work. IF it still does not work, time after time, you have a different issue.
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