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Just got my new Vengeance i7500 and Windows 11 won't let me activate windows.


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I'm trying to personalize my computer a little, and I get a message saying that in order to do so, I have to activate windows. But when I click "activate", I get this red text that says: "Unable to activate Windows because you don't have a valid digital license or product key".  Why wouldn't my computer come with windows already activated? How do we fix this, Corsair?

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I had the same issue, shame on Corsair, and resolved it by running a few commands:

1. Open a command prompt as administrator (press Window key, type cmd, click Run as Administrator)

2.  Run this to get your Windows product key: wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

3. Run: slmgr -ipk <Your product key here>

4.  Run : slmgr -ato

Windows should activate after this

 

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I received instructions from Corsair support on reinstalling windows... I procrastinated and a few days later, Windows magically activated itself. The issue allegedly stems from logging in with a Microsoft account during Windows setup. I didn't get a chance to try MikeBob's solution.

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