Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 19H1 build 18277 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring

Then join our Team! A Reddit user said that upon restarting the PC, the license got converted to Windows 10 Enterprise for Virtual Desktops so clearly there's something wrong with Microsoft's activation servers.

Unfortunately, after the troubleshooting completes, a majority of users are getting the message below which says you're running Windows 10 Home and need to downgrade. "In the meantime, they can continue to use Windows 10 Pro as usual". To deal with specific activation error, head over to this Microsoft website. And Microsoft fixed the problem by the end of the day.

Just like an Amazon Echo, Alexa can control smart home devices, tell you the weather, crack jokes, and answer general knowledge questions.

One of those affected reported that a Microsoft support agent said the firm was aware of the problem affecting users in Japan, Korea, America and other countries. Jeff Jones, Senior Director at Microsoft, confirmed there was a problem by telling ZDNet that "We're working to restore product activations for the limited number of affected Windows 10 Pro customers".

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Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue and it is expected to be corrected within one to two business days.

According to those able to get hold of Microsoft's call centres, the advice is to wait a while and the problem should fix itself, indicating something has gone awry on the licensing servers, and engineers are now scrambling to fix it.

The problems come as a result of hardware manufacturers building PCs on pre-release builds of 1809, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but are now being forced to release them with 1803, the current build of Windows 10, installed after that update was postponed.

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