"Windows is activated using your organization's activation service and Your windows license is expring..."

Ok so, I bought my PC from an electronics store about 6-8 months ago and every thing was fine up until a few days ago. When I had booted up my PC and this pops up on to my desktop. I never once saw a Product key or anything when I picked it up, or let alone find the product code card thing the support site says. I haven't tried getting a false copy of Win10 pro/ or anything of the like. And Have no idea how to fix this. I cant find the Troubleshooter in the menu. I even tired a system reset and It still happens. So if anyone could be of help I would be grateful.

I have a screen cap of the Pop-up and a bit of the Activation Settings page below..

Try following -

1. If you had pre-installed Windows - Right click on Windows Start > Windows Powershell (Admin)
Copy the below line and paste into Powershell > Enter
wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Make a note of your product key

Windows Key+I to open Settings > Update & Security > Activation > Change the product key and Enter this product key

You can also Use third party tools to retrieve keys
A. Download and run OemKey from https://neosmart.net/OemKey/
OR
B. Download and run Showkeyplus from https://github.com/Superfly-Inc/ShowKeyPlus

If you still face the problem, contact Support. They will help you to activate your Windows.

By Phone - You can talk to support by picking up appropriate country
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13948/...

2. If above doesn't work, I need to verify whether it is OEM or Retail or Volume, I need the screenshot of following output

Right click on Windows Start > Click on either Powershell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin)
Copy below and paste and Enter
slmgr.vbs /dlv

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Hi BigMase. I'm Greg, an installation specialist and 8 year Windows MVP, here to help you.

The error normally means that someone has activated Windows with a Volume License Key meant only for business or organizations that activate a large number of PC's, which need to check in regularly to reactivate.

Sometimes this is done by shops unnecessarily because the PC either came with a Windows Product Key embedded in the BIOS/UEFI firmware, or it was already activated for free Upgrade and would have reactivated after a reinstall had they given it the chance and not interrupted this by installing the illegal key.

If you know Windows was originally activated legitimately by one of these methods then to fix the problem what I would do is go offline to remove the Volume License key and then restore the Generic Product Key that is used to activate with the Digital License issued by Upgrade or Factory install. Then we'll see if it activates:

1) Go offline by opening Action center at the right end of Task Bar, then clicking on Airplane mode to turn off internet.

2) Next type CMD in Start Search, right click to Run as Administrator, then right click to copy and paste this command in and press Enter: slmgr -upk

3) Restart PC and then insert Generic Product Key for WIndows 10 Pro from here: http://winaero.com/blog/generic-key-to-install-...

This sets everything back to default so that if there is a Digital License issued during a proper Upgrade it should reactivate within a few days. If not we will need to try something else:

What Windows Operating System came on that exact model PC originallly - you can google it's make and model to read the specs to find out. If it says Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 Home version then that is a clue you need to reinstall Home instead of Pro to try to activate. We might even be able to still activate it fresh with the old OS Product Key read from the BIOS or on the Windows 7 COA sticker on the PC.

If nothing else works you may need to reinstall the licensed Windows edition that came with that PC, or buy a copy of Windows 10 Home to activate it.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.


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Hello,
I am Sumit, an Independent advisor and a Microsoft MVP here to help.
General guide for Activation error in Windows:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/10738/...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/12440/...
To better diagnose the issue,
Right click Start>Command Prompt-Admin and type in the following command:
slmgr.vbs /dlv
If you have Powershell instead of Command Prompt Run these in order:
cmd.exe
slmgr.vbs /dlv
You will get a window, take a screenshot using snipping tool and paste it it next reply.
How to get a screenshot and post back:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...
Please let us know if you need any assistance in posting.
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Hi, click the link below to download a small utility which will find your Windows 10 Product Key

http://neosmart.net/OemKey/

Go to Settings - Update and Security - Activation

Try entering that product key there to activate Windows

Otherwise, contact Microsoft Support and ask them to help you re-activate your Windows 10

Choose a local Phone Number:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13948/...

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