Issue: Windows is no longer activated on your University-owned device
University-owned devices using the Windows operating system must communicate with the university network every 180 days to remain activated. If you have been off the university network for an extended period of time and Windows is prompting you for activation on your University-owned computer, use the instructions below to reactivate.
Solution: Connect to the campus network and manually reactivate Windows
Step 1: Connect to the campus network
Step 2: Reactivate Windows
- Open the Start Menu, then search for and open Command Prompt.
- Type the following command and then press Enter
- You should then see a message that Windows has reactivated successfully. You can now close the Command Prompt.