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    Looks like OP's error is trying to upgrade with a non Windows 8.1 key.

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    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
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    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
    Windows 8.1 Single Language Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
    Windows 8.1 Core 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    Windows 8.1 Pro XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

    Install with the correct key for the version you have a legal key for, once your installed activate with your KEY these keys will only allow you to install they will not activate. This is how I Clean installed win 8.1Pro from a Win 7 HP OEM, I had bought the key for $14.95 Win 8 pro in July before win 8 was released. I didn't install until 8.1 was released.
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    my windows 8.0 is already activated, the problem is when upgrading to windows 8.1 it doesn't go to a screen where I can input the code
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
    Windows 8.1 Single Language Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
    Windows 8.1 Core 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    Windows 8.1 Pro XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

    Install with the correct key for the version you have a legal key for, once your installed activate with your KEY these keys will only allow you to install they will not activate. This is how I Clean installed win 8.1Pro from a Win 7 HP OEM, I had bought the key for $14.95 Win 8 pro in July before win 8 was released. I didn't install until 8.1 was released.
    When I installed Windows 8.1 on my PC , that error didn't occur with me, which is very odd.
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    it says that windows failed to validate the product key, when I havnt even put the product key in yet is what im saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    it says that windows failed to validate the product key, when I havnt even put the product key in yet is what im saying
    It sounds like your trying to install a different Version of 8.1 from your 8? I think the choices are Core, Pro, or single language Going with the upgrade path you have to match the version on your computer!

    Your computer started out as a win7 hp? so you don't have an embedded product key. I can't understand where your 8.1 install is picking up a Key with out you inputting one?

    I didn't try the upgrade path as I know from experience that clean installing it the best way to go, less issues and windows gets a fresh start
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    Post one
    Quote Originally Posted by skits559
    i have a problem switching from windows 7 home premium to window 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by skits559
    my windows 8.0 is already activated
    Are you upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8?
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    1) ACTIVATE Windows 7.

    2) Use a Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 UNTOUCHED DVD/USB disk.
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    I am upgrading from an activated windows 8 Pro
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