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Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows 10 Pro activation bug

Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows 10 Pro activation bug

While we sit and wait for Microsoft to figure out what is wrong with Windows 10 1809 that was released and then pulled, the company is dealing with another issue this week.

In an updated advisory, Microsoft writes under the Windows 10 known issues:After installing this update, some users can not set Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with... command or Settings Apps Default apps. 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. To deal with specific activation error, head over to this Microsoft website.

To reactivate their installations and to get rid of the un-activated copy of Windows watermark, users may need to re-run Windows Activation once the licensing server problem has been sorted out. The system is asking the users to install a Windows 10 Home version to close the troubleshooting.

So, in the event your license got deactivated on its own, just leave it as is and your PC should automatically get activated as soon as Microsoft fixes the activation server issue.

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According to a trending Reddit thread, many Microsoft Windows users are complaining that their Windows Pro version is demoted to Windows Home version without any notification or prior warning.

Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days. Microsoft is aware of the issue and is now working on a fix.

The issue appears to be ongoing at this time, but some users report success fixing the problem by using the Windows activation troubleshooter.