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Can't activate Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro x64 will not accept any product key. From "settings" , "troubleshoot" option is not working, "change product key" is not allowing to insert another key.

Product ID is "00331-10000-00001-AA352"
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Have you used this key before, is it a legitimate copy of windows, is it a volume licence, are you using a KMS server, is it your home machine?

Lastly, what's the error.

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Right click Start>Command Prompt > (Right-Click - "Run as Admin") and type in the following command:
slmgr.vbs /dlv

Cut and paste the contents of the windows that opens into this thread
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it is a business workstation, and it has an embedded product key which I have found, but I can't install the product key. The info for the slmgr.vbs /dlv is below:
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It looks like it is looking for KMS server, but I would like to use the embedded product key instead of the KMS key used...
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Error: 0xC004E016 The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid. Any product key I use comes with the same error...
You can only use the GVLK
As long as the machine can see your KMS server try changing the key using
the same elevated command prompt:

slmgr.vbs /ipk W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX

If you mean use the embedded OA3 key - you can't, that will only support OEM licensing and you've installed volume licensed media.

If you want to use the embedded key create an installation disk/USB from here: 
If the embedded key supports Windows 10 Pro then it will activate without using a Key.
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