Microsoft has recently been reported to be looking into some Windows activation issues. This is in response to the sudden closing of a loophole that put users in a state of limbo after they had already activated their copy of Windows without an activation key.
Not too long ago, some users discovered a way to bypass the need for an activation key altogether. Essentially, they would carry out the activation process without entering a key. Instead, they would get their PC to successfully activate Windows by reorganizing the system’s directory files. While this worked for some users, other users reported having activation troubles after doing this.
Microsoft has noticed the unusual activation behavior and is currently investigating the issue. While the company has not released any official statements about what’s causing these activation issues, they have confirmed that they are looking into it.
A Microsoft spokesperson told reporters, “We are aware that customers are experiencing activation issues after exploiting a loophole to bypass the need for an activation key. We are looking into the matter in order to identify and resolve any underlying problems.”
Regardless of the root cause, it appears that Microsoft is taking the issue seriously. Closing the loophole was definitely the right decision from the company’s standpoint, as it helps them protect their software from unauthorized use. The company also wants to ensure that users who do have legitimate copies of Windows can receive timely support and assistance in the event of any activation issues.
In the meantime, it would be prudent for users to avoid exploiting this loophole. As there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bypassing the need for an activation key, it’s best to contact Microsoft Support if you’ve experienced any activation issues after doing so. The company’s engineers will be able to assist you until the issue has been properly sorted out.