Beta version of AV1 Video codec released in Windows 10's Microsoft Store

Beta version of AV1 Video codec released in Windows 10's Microsoft Store

Microsoft would dearly like the last remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to disappear, and they are doing everything they can to encourage them to move to a different mobile platform.

Some Windows 10 users got a nasty surprise yesterday when Microsoft informed them their copy of Windows wasn't licensed anymore.

Its latest holiday home is Windows 10, and it can be downloaded today in the UK, US and Germany, with more locations to follow in 2019. A Reddit user said that upon restarting the PC, the license got converted to Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops so clearly there's something wrong with Microsoft's activation servers. The system is asking the users to install a Windows 10 Home version to close the troubleshooting.

Microsoft is aware of the issue and is now working on a fix.

Hours later, confirmation from Microsoft rolled in and impacted users were told that the license problem is the result of a server issue. But without knowing what caused the problem yet, we can at least take solace in the fact that Microsoft did fix it very quickly.

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One of those affected reported that a Microsoft support agent said the firm was aware of the problem affecting users in Japan, Korea, America and other countries.

If you did experience this problem, it's fixed: You can open Settings (WINKEY + I) and navigate to Update & Security Activation, and then select "Troubleshoot" to run the Activation Troubleshooter to manually make everything right if it didn't happen automatically.

For those eager to see their licence restored, users affected by the bug have suggested that the Windows 10 Activation Troubleshooter can restore full functionality now the issue with the activation server has been restored.

There are 31 pages of comments (and counting) on the Microsoft Answers forum about today's issue.

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