i'm running the HP Windows 10 Pro disk that came with my HP Z840 workstation, it's currently running one instance of windows 10 Pro under VMWare's vsphere. So windows loaded fine and was working great for about a month, all of a sudden we got the windows activation icon on the lower right side of the screen. So i called Microsoft, they then lead me to the activation screen via phone, and i gave them all the digits that were generated from the windows os. Microsoft said the number is invalid, and that i need a valid Windows product key? So my question is where do i get the key, there was no key on the disk or on any of the documents with the workstation?
I would defer to the re-seller of that machine. Just how did you get it?
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yeah, our company uses corporate buyers to buy all HP's and so we do have a site license for MS products as well. And whatya know, we still can't activate it if it's offline. Basically, nothing we can do according to microsoft, until we get the machines back to a drop where they can access the internet. So i guess i'll lug these 50lb workstations a few buildings over lol. Sucks to be someone with no access to a drop though. But HP should have been able to get me a key, luckily there are various scripts out there that let you generate the key based on what's already saved in the registry. So although i do have a key now, HP should supply the key even though it's one of the embedded ones because we have OEM windows install disks, just for problems like this. It's funny though, even the 9 sequences of numbers used to activate came up invalid, according to microsoft. Just wish MS would revise it's licensing by internet, not all of us are on it.
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