Users all over the web are reporting that their Windows 10 has suddenly been deactivated. But don't panic, your license is still good. The message also gives users the option of purchasing a new key to reactivate their copy of Windows 10 Pro, despite users having a genuine Pro key.
Other devices will require users to press a button to issue requests.
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If you did experience this problem, it's fixed: You can open Settings (WINKEY + I) and navigate to Update & Security Activation, and then select "Troubleshoot" to run the Activation Troubleshooter to manually make everything right if it didn't happen automatically. If it doesn't resolve the problem for you, the company will issue a fix later in November.
Starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, we embarked on a journey to help reduce the number of distractions you encounter when you're trying to get in the zone. And for some users, that's all it takes to get the license squared away. "In the meantime, they can continue to use Windows 10 Pro as usual", Microsoft Senior Director Jeff Jones told ZDNet late last night.
Most Business Grade laptops ship with the Windows Pro OS version installed and I sure hope that Windows 7 is not sffected because I have a Few Laptops that came with Windows 7 home that I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro.
Following the creation of a number of support threads and social media comments, Microsoft has confirmed the flaw and addressed - though without explanation, beyond a separate claim of a 'temporary issue with Microsoft's activation server' - its cause.