Windows 10 Enterprise x64 TP Repeatedly Requests Activation

I don't believe I've done anything that should make it do this, but for the last 3 or 4 days my test VM with Win 10 has been popping-up a full-screen "Activate Windows" Metro screen with one button in it that takes me to PC Settings.

Attempting to activate from there fails.  I have tried entering the Enterprise Product Code, which is the one it shows the last few characters of when it takes me to the PC Settings app.

SFC / DISM don't fix it, though the component store shows as corrupted.

I could, of course, reinstall it afresh, and I may do that as I have nothing I can't redo, but it will take a little time.

Any idea what I can do to stop this thing repeatedly asking for Activation?

Thanks in advance.


December 2nd, 2014 1:20am

Also, these errors are being logged:

Faulting application name: sppsvc.exe, version: 6.4.9879.0, time stamp: 0x5458753f

Faulting module name: sppsvc.exe, version: 6.4.9879.0, time stamp: 0x5458753f

Exception code: 0xc0000006

Fault offset: 0x000000000031f5a8

Faulting process id: 0x121c

Faulting application start time: 0x01d00dfd8aa672ab

Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sppsvc.exe

Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\sppsvc.exe

Report Id: c857378c-79f0-11e4-965b-000c29fad47a

Faulting package full name:

Faulting package-relative application ID:


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December 2nd, 2014 7:32am

Not even one "it does that for me too" or "mine's not doing that" response?  It would be helpful to know if I've got a screwed up installation that I should do over.



December 8th, 2014 11:56pm

Try the following:

1. Open an Administrative command prompt (Windows key+x > A)

2. Type: SLUI 3

3. Enter the product key Microsoft provided for recovery scenarios: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK

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December 9th, 2014 12:13am

Thanks Carey.  I've been there, done that. 

Something's wrong with this install that's causing that not to work.  I can't think of anything I've done that should make it so.


December 9th, 2014 4:26am

even to me it seems to have a similar behaviour:

Windows 10 EP 10074, installed with the initial key provided by Microsoft and switched to the new key that the last update required, now started to re ask for activation without any way to get rid of it.

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July 28th, 2015 3:17am

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