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Activation key for windows server 2016 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys,
    I have an issue:

    I was using Hyper V, and I created a virtual machine. I installed Windows Server 2016 which I got from "eacademy". I used the key for this product and I activate Windows.

    Everything worked well.

    Then, I decide to delete this VM (all files) and start to use VMware. I installed same Windows server 2016 but when I went to use the same key to activate the product, it says "This key was already used for another machine..." I cannot activate windows and use all the features.

    Any idea what can I do?

    Thank you

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:41 AM

All replies

  • The key would be a digital entitlement so linked online to the hardware of the first server. That has changed as in affect it has been re-installed on new hardware.

    Contact the eacademy I would say see what they say.

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 11:03 AM
  • Hi Jonathan Pirca,

    For a product key issue, it is recommended to make a phone call support directly.
    Contact Us
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/

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    Monday, March 27, 2017 6:31 AM
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