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I previously mentioned (here : The Lounge[^] ) that my wife's laptop stopped working and it seemed as if it was because Win10 hadn't been activated on it. Like MS was trying to get our attention.

Ubuntu To the Rescue
She needed Internet access to do some work. I had previously downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 and created a bootable USB. I was able to boot off that USB key and install it to a old laptop drive that I put into her laptop.

She was back up and running in about 30 minutes. not bad.

Also, while she was running on that machine I had her SSD (with win10) loaded into another cheapo laptop and it booted up. I flipped the old laptop over and found the Win 7 product key and was able to register / activate Win10. I couldn't believe it worked.

After that i put the SSD back in her laptop and now she's running fine. Can't beleive it all worked out.
I mean, I'm talking about Win10 getting something right --- WTF | :WTF:

Of course why it stopped working in the first place still seems a bit of a mystery.

If Running Win10, Keep An Ubuntu USB Distro Available
My suggestion is to build an Ubuntu USB bootable distro available if you're running Win10. That's the shortest path to get working again.
That'll probably be Microsoft's stance soon too. Laugh | :laugh:
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