BESR / SSR Restore Anyware completes successfully, but the Windows Activation Popup prevents a successful logon to the system.
The logon to Windows is prevented by a Continuous Activation Request and selecting 'OK' to the Activation Window does not allow the logon to proceed.
1. A recovery completes successfully.
2. Restore Anyware is targeted to new hardware.
3. CTRL+ALT+DEL Logon to Windows results in Activation popup window.
4. Windows is stuck in an Activation Loop.
The source machine has a restricted OEM License. Windows has detected a significant change in hardware, and determines the machine to no longer be the original machine that the OEM license was assigned to. This is a Microsoft feature working as designed.