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Activation Faild

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Activation Faild

    I bought Windows 8 pro and install it into my sony vaio laptop now i change my HDD to SSD drive and i installed windows 8 pro but now i can use my product key. what should i do to fix this problem??

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  2. #2

    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)

    Why can't you use your Product Key?
    You cannot install Windows 8 Upgrades onto a bare drive - you MUST have an activated qualifying OS present to upgrade from.
    You will need to install Windows 7 onto the SSD, then upgrade that.
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