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window 8 activation

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    window 8

    window 8 activation

    i can't activate my new window 8. It doesn't come with activation key and its not activated.
    who can assist?

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  2. #2

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

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Where do you buy your DVD from?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    window 8

    No DVD,I bought a new laptop, Aspire Acer, window 8.its brand new and its saying window not activated
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  4. #4

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

    Acer's should have Automatic activation.

    If not call Acer.

    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    How to make Acer Recovery disks.

    Using Acer Recovery Management to Restore Windows 8

    Create a Acer Factory Default Backup in Windows 8

    You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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  5. #5

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

    Please open an Elevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompt icon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
    At the Prompt, type

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\

    (note the spaces!)
    two files will be put on your desktop -
    open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the file for the moment, as it's only backup data
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