Thursday, 22 November, 2018

There's a fix for the Windows 10 file association problem coming - slowly

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC
Cecil Davis | 09 November, 2018, 21:25

The agent also confirmed that the Windows activation troubleshooter is telling some Windows 10 Pro users that that they have a Windows 10 Home license, as others have reported, and advised ignoring the message while Microsoft works on a fix.

Amazon released the Alexa app for Windows 10 today, which lets you operate the Alexa voice assistant with your voice or keyboard from a PC. This issue seems to affect those running even earlier Windows 10 versions as well.

The thread, at the time of this posting, is over 11 pages in length, all with customers who are reporting that their install is no longer activated.

The agent said some Windows users might be receiving messages saying Windows is not activated and that this was due to "a temporary issue with Microsoft's activation server", which would be fixed in "one to two business days". The company issued an Emerging Issue notice, and a copy of a technical support chat states that the activation error is known to impact Windows 10 Pro users in the US, Japan, Korea, and other unnamed countries.

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Microsoft is aware of what it says is an "ongoing issue" and said that users who are affected by it don't need to do anything.

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Just like an Amazon Echo, Alexa can control smart home devices, tell you the weather, crack jokes, and answer general knowledge questions.

The reports of Windows activation problems follow Microsoft's decision to halt the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update to resolve a data-wiping bug. There really isn't anything as this is 100% on Microsoft to fix the issue on their side of the activation equation. Yes, you read that right.