Home Forums Tech Helproom Win 10 requires activating again. Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Win 10 requires activating again. bumpkin 20:23 23 Mar 2017 Locked Answered I was having some problems with my PC and repaired it from a backup. It is now asking me to activate it. I have a valid key but before I even get to that it says Windows cannot activate error 0x80070422. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:11 23 Mar 2017 That code is usually a windows update error. Make sure windows update is set to automatic Open Task Manager and Click Service - Click Open Services -Search Click Windows Update - Select Automatic - Click Apply - Click OK. bumpkin 20:40 24 Mar 2017 Thanks, I click services but there is no "open services" or "Windows update" option. Govan1x 07:26 25 Mar 2017 Try running sfc /scannow as administrator to see if it finds and fixes any faults. Govan1x 07:30 25 Mar 2017 Or maybe try Control Panel. Troubleshooting.and click on fix problems with windows updates. [DELETED] 11:54 25 Mar 2017 If you open task manager then the services tab - at the bottom you should see 'Open services' link in blue text. In services check Windows Update is set to manual (trigger start). It seems your computer isn't reaching Microsoft's servers. Try following method two here (if you've run the troubleshooter) Microsoft community . bumpkin 16:02 25 Mar 2017 Answer Thanks Dave that has fixed it. [DELETED] 17:12 25 Mar 2017 Thank you for the feedback bumkin. Seems more and more thread starters here seem to abandon their threads and don't bother to give a feedback (good or bad) to a suggestion made :( bumpkin 18:28 25 Mar 2017 The new generation, got the answer, I'm alright Jack. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.