Whenever I swap boards, I just pull an old Windows 7 Pro corporate machine out of the trash and type the 7 pro OEM key into Windows 10. Free upgrade is still working if you install Win 10 with no key then add 7 key later.Windows 10 did this to me when I swapped out a bad motherboard around 6 months ago. Insisted for three weeks my key was no longer good and I should buy a new one.
While I procrastinated the activation server one day changed it's mind and everything was OK...
In their defense, quality control has never been great. Like literally, never.What the hell is going on over at Microsoft. The Windows 10 team is on roll with botched OS upgrades and now this. Quality control is at an all time low.
For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being deactivated.
On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a Windows 10 Pro installation. To fix things, the system needs to be wiped and Windows 10 Home installed. Otherwise, a genuine Windows 10 Pro key needs to be used.
Microsoft has acknowledged that the problem exists and that some unspecified issue with the Windows Authentication servers is causing the problem, but as yet, there's no fix. The Windows 10 Pro licenses do seem to be valid, and some resolution is promised within a couple of business days.
There's always the future to look forward to, this was in my inboxLooks like mine has decided to forget as well.
Seriously, why can't they hit pause and take the next year to sort out all the existing problems before they continue to add more mickey mouse "features" and trivial apps that most people will ignore anyway. What an awful year it's been for W10.There's always the future to look forward to, this was in my inbox
Good news — the next version of Windows 10 (codename 19H1) is now available for you to preview.The last time I laughed that hard I was doing whippets.
You’ll be amazed at just how many Windows 10 Insider Preview feature highlights our engineers have already packed into this early 19H1 Insider Preview build, including a more powerful Windows Search, an even faster, safer Microsoft Edge browser, a beautiful new design update, and more.
That tends to happen. You may not owe him/her an apology but if the key suddenly becomes active again after this entire issue is resolved, just remove the bad feedback lolLol, I activated Windows last night and it kicked out this morning, and I blamed the Ebay seller for this.
It's still not "there" yet...especially for VR. Like it or not, the target platform for game devs is Windows 10. You MIGHT get your favorite game to run under Linux (hope you have an AMD card!), but it's a lot more effort just to get the game running at all, let alone running at similar performance to the same game at the same settings running under windows. We all want a real alternative to Windows, but, for as much progress as Linux has made lately, it's still not ready for the average user.
I wish you linux wizards would tell me how to do it. 18.04 stopped windows networking just like windows 10 1803
Wasn't that the version they disabled SMBv1?I'm literally working on videos demonstrating it : https://hardforum.com/threads/bloodyiron-on-linux-gaming-youtube.1964861/
That's completely different. Had that happen every upgrade to a new video card, CPU, memory and even sometimes for storage changes.Not sure if this is related, but I did once have my stepsons rig lose its licenser after a hardware replacement.
Since it was an upgrade from Windows 7, all I had to do was to re-enter the Windows 7 key I upgraded it from, and it reactivated.
Good to hear! I know Valve is pushing games on Linux and contributing a LOT to it's maturing as a platform for gamers...I would still love to see full SteamVR support under Linux before I switch though.Overwatch and other DX11 and 12 games are on party with Windows now for performance thanks to DXVK.
Fuck I need to get my videos out. I literally demonstrate this.
Hell even the newest Farcry runs like butter.
Good to hear! I know Valve is pushing games on Linux and contributing a LOT to it's maturing as a platform for gamers...I would still love to see full SteamVR support under Linux before I switch though.
Linux SteamVR has been in beta for almost two years now so sometime soonish or never. They may be waiting on Steam Play to mature, considering the market size of PC VR, native Linux VR content is probably going to be scarce.VALVe already has it in beta testing. I bet it'll rear it's head in 2019.