Cannot activate windows 10 home

saharm

New Member
#1
I used to have windows 7 Home Premium and I decided to upgrade, I installed windows 10 home and it all went fine, I activated my windows used it for a month or so with no problems but since last week its not activated and i get the error saying "YOU ARE USING WINDOWS 10 HOME, THE PRODCUT KEY YOU ENTERED CANNOT BE USED TO ACTIVATE THIS EDITION" please help...
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Hi

Do you have and are you signed into your Microsoft Account?
That's all you should need to have it activate, if you have activated it previously.

Mike
 


saharm

New Member
#3
Nope i havent, what is a microsoft account ? i dont recall i have one at all, could you shed some light?
 


saharm

New Member
#4
ok so i tried to activate with a microsoft account logged in , it still hasnt worked, same error
 


#5
Hi I'm curious! What do you see when you type winver in the search Orb?
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Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#7
You can try the following
  • Open a command prompt and type slui 3
  • Enter your product key and see if it will activate
  • If no close the activation wizard and type slui 4
  • Select your Country and click next
  • Call the 1 800 number and enter the activation ID on your screen
 


cursedboy

Senior Member
#8
I used to have windows 7 Home Premium and I decided to upgrade, I installed windows 10 home and it all went fine, I activated my windows used it for a month or so with no problems but since last week its not activated and i get the error saying "YOU ARE USING WINDOWS 10 HOME, THE PRODCUT KEY YOU ENTERED CANNOT BE USED TO ACTIVATE THIS EDITION" please help...
IS you Windows 10 Home Premium activated at the time when you upgraded to Windows 10 Home? If not, then this is the reason you getting the error you mentioned above.
 


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