Microsoft helps troubleshoot Windows 10 activation with new beta

As Microsoft hurtles towards the release of its major Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the company introduced a tool that’s supposed to help PC owners resolve problems with activating the operating system on their computers.

Microsoft has a complex system in place to ensure people are using a copy of Windows that hasn’t been pirated. But that system sometimes gets too aggressive and ends up dinging users with authorized copies of Windows. The new Activation Troubleshooter should make it easier for users to reactivate their computers after changing hardware, such as swapping out their motherboard or hard drive.

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