Page 1 of 1

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview 18305 and cant activate

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 pm
by mbaugh
have just installed latest windows 10 insider preview - unable to use an activated product since it now thinks is a virtual machine - even though it is physical

please see attached

Re: Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview 18305 and cant activate

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:25 pm
by Alexander Riedel
Windows Insider builds are beta versions and as such are not supported. Only official Windows releases are subject to support.
Installing this likely eradicated all licensing from your machine or invalidated it.
It doesn't matter if PowerShell Studio thinks this is a VM or not, you can simply activate it with your license.
You may need to remove the activation of your 'old' machine on your account page first.
Installing insider builds will likely continue to require you to re-activate after each install.

Re: Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview 18305 and cant activate

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:02 am
by mbaugh
understand the beta software piece :) But appreciate your help - this did work. the vm piece was throwing me off