Win10 activation server down; your Pro license is still good, despite the warnings

November 8, 2018 brianradio2016 No comments exist

If you see a bogus report about an invalid Win10 Pro license, relax. It’s just Microsoft’s servers screwing up, again, and everything should be copacetic in a couple of days.

On Twitter, Windows leaker emeritus Faikee posted this screenshot:

activation bugFaikee/Twitter

Günter Born quotes one of his readers as saying:

At least here Windows is no longer activated after the upgrade of the test machine. The activation troubleshooter detects a digital Windows 10 Pro license and reports that an edition upgrade is required, but the following upgrade process stops immediately and the activation does not take place…

EventID 8198:

License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:


There’s also a lengthy diatribe on Reddit.

It isn’t immediately clear what effect this has on the afflicted machines. People are up in arms, and coherent descriptions of the aftermath are in extremely short supply.

The only breath of hope that I’ve found comes from the Microsoft Answers Forum, where Daniel Randy quotes a Live Agent response as saying:

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