Some Windows 10 users are upset today after Microsoft suddenly disabled their Windows installations, resulting in "Enable Windows" night. Microsoft has confirmed the error and said that an action is under way.
This issue seems to affect Windows 10 Professional users upgraded from Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Professional. Microsoft's activation servers suddenly decided that their digital licenses were not good and deactivated them. After running the activation troubleshooter, Windows 10 said that their system should use Windows 10 Home instead of Windows 10 Professional. That's what many Windows 10 users on the Reddit report happened to them.
Affected Windows users can expect to see an annoying "Enable Windows" watermark at the bottom right of the desktop, distracting from work, games, or anything else they do on their computers.
This is just what happens if you do not enable Windows 10, but we have never seen this suddenly with people with legitimate Windows 10 licenses before.
A Microsoft MVP and forum moderator confirmed the issue. Here's what Microsoft chat support said:
Microsoft recently released an Emerging Issue message about the current activation issue recently related to the Pro Edition. This happens in Japan, Korea, the United States and many other countries. I am very sorry to inform you that there is a temporary problem with Microsoft's activation server at the moment and some customers may be having trouble displaying Windows as not enabled.  Our engineers work tirelessly to solve the problem and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days
So, if you have problems with the problem, hold on and Microsoft will fix it for you. Do not install Windows 10 Home, which Windows 10 asks for. Wait a couple of days – while it's all about activation all night – and hope Microsoft fixes the bug in schedule.
Yes, there is another Windows 10 error! Between removing people's files, a .zip file loss and broken file associations recently, we really want Microsoft to slow down, stop breaking things and release a stable operating system.
By the way, did you understand that your PC was constantly calling home to confirm your activation with Microsoft and that a bug of Microsoft servers could break the activation? You probably did not, but it's apparently how it works. It's all good until Microsoft breaks things just as it did.
To check the activation status of your computer, you can do it from Settings> Update and Security> Activation. If it says Windows enabled, you're fine. But you do not even have to look at this. Believe us if Windows 10 is not enabled, Windows will certainly spoil you.
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