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WhoShotChaCT
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Windows 10 won't activate.

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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.

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You don't need to activate UNLESS you changed something. As message says, Microsoft will activate automatically.

 

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@WhoShotChaCT,

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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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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Thank you for the response. This has been going on for a week now and my internet hasn't gone down once. What else could it be?

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