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Win10 locked me out

January 09, 2017 — BarryK
Windows 10 continues to be a less than optimal experience for me.

I haven't been able to upgrade since June 2016. I used to be able to upgrade, but no longer. When I click the button to check for upgrades, it just reports there was an error, and provides a code that I am to give to Customer Support.

My Asus E200HA came with Win10, I only purchased it this year. Haven't messed around with it much, just installed a few apps, and shrank the partition (using Microsoft's own partition management tool).

Annoying, yes. I do not want to phone Customer Support and wait in a queue.

Then, last night, Win10 wouldn't let me in, with this message:

This device has been locked for security reasons. Connect your device to a power source for at least two hours, and then restart it to try again

What, locked out of my own computer! What nerve MS has!!!

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Tags: linux