Microsoft is working on a fix for Windows 10 Pro activation bug

Control Alexa from your Windows 10 PC

If you can hear a distant sobbing noise at this point, it's probably coming from Cortana - Microsoft's own virtual assistant that lives in every Windows 10 PC, optimistically waiting to be called upon.

A bug in what appears to be the Microsoft Windows activation service is causing Windows 10 Pro licenses to be downgraded to Windows 10 Home and then stating that Windows is not activated.

Reports began circulating yesterday that Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system was, for some users, issuing warnings that the operating system was not activated and therefore not licensed for use. (And some people said they did this.) Some users also said they followed the instructions they received in the erroneous messages and rolled back to Windows 10 Home.

"We're working to restore product activations for the limited number of affected Windows 10 Pro customers".

The company's Twitter support account said the deactivation issue is affecting customers with Windows 10 Enterprise licenses as well, but could not offer further assistance.

Microsoft is aware of this situation and has released a statement explaining the issue.

Other devices will require users to press a button to issue requests. This happens in Japan, Korea, American and many other countries.

Microsoft has advised users to wait for the fix.

The online retail giant announced today that it's releasing an Alexa app for all Windows 10 PCs.

If you are facing the issue, you can resolve it using the Activation troubleshooter, located in the Windows settings, under the Update and Security.

You can try to click on "Troubleshoot" link and Windows will try to detect any problems.

There are 31 pages of comments (and counting) on the Microsoft Answers forum about today's issue.

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