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8.1 Asking for Activation months after install

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    8.1 Asking for Activation months after install


    Please read this one carefully - as the problems seems quite common - but I can't use any of the fixes

    I brought my zoostorm tower with out an OS - and purchased a copy of windows 8.1 OEM separatley from

    Everything was going fine - then suddenley when my PC booted up it asked me to activate and took me to pc settings where I get an error saying I couldn't activate - try again later or contact support.

    A google on the the web tells me to run SLUI04 - which I do - but after selecting my country it just hangs - if I try and activate by telephone it just asks me for groups of numbers...which of course I don't have ?

    Seem to be going round circles ! really fustrating - any ideas

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    The phone activation will ask for your Windows 8 license number. After you input that into the phone, it will check and give you back a long list of numbers that you put into the activation screen.

    Read this post:

    Activate Windows 8 by Phone
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8.1 Asking for Activation months after install

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