Windows 10 Pro Suddenly Not Activated? Don’t worry, it’s not you.

If you’ve awoken this morning to this little gem, fear not, there is an issue with Microsoft’s activation servers.  This issue appears to affect Windows 10 Pro Users.


Users report that Windows activation troubleshooter might say You have a Windows 10 Home license but you are running Windows 10 Pro. You are advised to ignore that message and wait for the fix.

From Microsoft – Windows 10 suddenly deactivated


There is an ongoing issue about Windows 10 suddenly showing as deactivated. The affected users need not to do anything as it is a known issue. Here is what was told by Microsoft Chat support:

Microsoft has just released an Emerging issue announcement about current activation issue related to Pro edition recently. This happens in Japan, Korea, American and many other countries.I am very sorry to inform you that there is a temporary issue with Microsoft’s activation server at the moment and some customers might experience this issue where Windows is displayed as not activated. 
Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days

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