You will need an internet connection and must be signed in as an administrator to change the product key and activate Windows 10. Hi, Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community. Thinking it was just a bad disk image, I downloaded a completely different iso image from our Microsoft Partner account, installed it, and got the same message. Is my copy actually activated now. Your activation key is not appropriate for the version of Windows that you want to enable for example, when you try to enable Pro through a Home key. It was a hardware change. The error from the gui menu is much more wordy, but basically says it failed.
Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to be argumentative or attempting to do anything illegal or improper. I would like to inform you that we have a dedicated forum support with respect to Windows 10 Enterprise issues. I can connect to the internet, so that's not the problem. How to Change Product Key in Command Prompt Step 1:. But, I would prefer the second choice because it reduces the work in Command Prompt as you dont need internet to do it. My computer was upgrade from windows 8.
If you have a legitimate Windows 10 Enterprise product key, you can enter it now. As long as you explain that it's a repair, they'll almost always reactivate it for you. Thank you for allowing me access to the product. Hi Darrell, I ran the command, but it didn't write anything into the text file. That is the question that I am trying to resolve. You may not want to activate it every time with your licensed product key that you use on a real machine.
If you upgraded to the correct edition of Windows 10 and your Win8 was genuine than try this: put in the Command Prompts as Admin - slmgr. Other people also seem to be having this issue, but so far I haven't seen a solution. Change the product key over command prompt Windows-10 cmd. Active Directory-joined and Azure Active Directory-joined clients are supported. Which we have done so many times before. If you had that problem you would have realized that the reason why we are trying to change the product key, is that Windows 10 says that it isn't activated and it tells you that you should change the product key.
This method also works if you are running Windows 8. I am just trying to understand this issue and find out if anyone else has experienced this issue. Previously, only organizations with a Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement could deploy Windows 10 Enterprise E3 or E5 to their users. Here, in this article, we will show you on how to change your current Windows 10 Product key Home, Pro, Enterprise. Also, several days after install, a watermark will appear on the lower right of the screen when the computer has been on for 5 or 6 hours.
Yes, that is true, but that isn't a physical license or file is it? Any thoughts on how to fix this problem? Does Microsoft have a problem with this this? How to Change Product Key in System Properties Step 1: Open System Properties using shortcut keys: Windows + Pause Break. Enter a legitimate product key and Windows 10 will upgrade to the Enterprise edition and become properly activated. When this first started happening when the update came out the resolution was to reimage with the previous version then let it update to 10 again. You can choose either option which suits you the most. Instead, it popped up a window containing the information that was probably supposed to be written into the file.
I see articles about signing into your Microsoft account, however we are an Office365 hybrid environment, so I am not sure that would work, and generally the articles finish up by saying contact your system administrator. . I didn't give input the key showing in the show key window screenshot. I have to quit the process by right clicking the taskbar. This was a lot easier than wipe-and-load, but it was still time-consuming. It's not possible to activate it unless you enter a genuine key purchased from Microsoft. This benefit does not include Long Term Servicing Channel.
Rebooting will cause the watermark to disappear until 5 or 6 hours later. To change all of your Windows 10 Pro devices to Windows 10 Enterprise, run the following command on each computer: cscript. Its failed with the message 'the key is already in use'. I just wanted to see if anyone else had encountered this particular issue. This is just the first time I have ever seen anything like this.