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Windows 8 Product Key Error: "We couldn't verify the product key"

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)

    Windows 8 Product Key Error: "We couldn't verify the product key"


    I wanna dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview with my existing OS, Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created the necessary partitions and also created the bootable pendrive from the ISO downloaded.

    When I begin the installation, everything goes fine until the Product Key screen comes up. I have tried 'NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8' and 'DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J' but I get an error message saying 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
    When I enter a random product key like '00000-00000-00000-00000-00000' it gives a message saying that the product key is wrong, but when I enter the correct product key I get the error message which I have put in bold statements above.

    What shall I do? Please help.

    Regards,
    Abhishek Sharma

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,462
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello Abhishek, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    The latest version of Windows 8 is currently the Release Preview. You might consider installing it instead.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3997-windows-8-release-preview-download.html

    Hope this may help,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    Oh thanks a lot for this valuable information. It's always good to install the latest available version. Will download the ISO now and hopefully won't have any issues. I'll revert back here with my progress.
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  4. #4


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    And it's working flawlessly now.

    Actually I had earlier downloaded the ISO of release preview only, but the name 'Consumer Preview' had stuck in my head and when I searched for the product key, I used to search for the product key of the consumer preview.

    Using the release preview for about 15-20 minutes now, and unlike many of my friends I am not finding the Metro UI annoying to start with. Many said that you gradually get hold of it, well, I'm feeling very comfortable with the Metro UI.

    Thanks for the help, Shawn.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 84
    Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit)


    And yeah, I've marked this as solved now.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 20,462
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    That's great news. You're most welcome.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1
    Windows


    Hello, I need help please! I installed windows 8 but I found out it is " windows 8 release preview build 8400 " I got a product key to activate it! but every time I put the product key it gives me 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
    why should I dooo please???
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  8. #8


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    The version you are trying to use is dreadfully out of date, and is probably why you are having the issues you are having. Get the latest version here --=> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
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  9. #9


    i need help with it too
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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