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'activate windows' message

  1. #1

    Posts : 9
    Windows XP

    'activate windows' message

    I get the blue screen to 'activate windows'. I click on the button to go to settings, enter my product key, then it tells me 'this key did not work. Check it and try again' What do I do?

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  2. #2

    Hi Jill

    Please post a Win8Diag diagnostic report.

    See here: Please Read: Activation troubleshooting
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  3. #3

    Posts : 9
    Windows XP

    Diagnostic Report
    Windows Validation Data-->
    ToolVersion: 6.3.9600.16384
    LicensingStatus: Unlicenced
    LicensingStatusReason: 0xC004F014
    LocalGenuineState: Invalid license
    LocalGenuineResultP: 0
    GraceTimeMinutes: 0
    TotalGraceDays: 0
    ActivePartialProductKey: 8QG7T
    ActiveProductKeyPid2: 00179-60935-29380-AAOEM
    OSVersion: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
    ProductName: Windows 8.1
    ProcessorArchitecture: x64
    EditionId: Core
    BuildLab: 9600.winblue_r3.140827-1500
    TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)
    ActiveProductKeyPidEx: 55041-01796-093-529380-02-1033-9200.0000-0542014
    ActiveProductKeyChannel: OEMM
    DomainJoined: false
    ComputerSid: S-1-5-21-2647794894-3841741464-4055786531
    ProductLCID: 1033
    UserLCID: 1033
    SystemLCID: 1033
    ServiceAvailable: false
    Manufacturer: LENOVO
    Model: 10094
    InstallDate: 20140223082036.000000-300
    Health Check Data-->
    Result: PASS
    Genuine Authorization Data-->
    ServerProps: 0x8007041d
    Activation Diagnostic Tool for Windows 8.x
    Created by Superfly for EightForums
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  4. #4

    Try running command prompt as admin and enter these commands

    net start sppsvc

    If it says service started sucessfully then run the following:

    slmgr.vbs /ato
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  5. #5

    Posts : 9
    Windows XP

    When I run net start sppsvc I get 'service is not responding to the control function.'
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  6. #6

    Run services.msc and see if Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is running...
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  7. #7

    Posts : 9
    Windows XP

    yes, it is
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  8. #8

    Do you get the same error when starting Software Protection from that screen?
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  9. #9

    Posts : 9
    Windows XP

    what do you mean 'software protection'. I don't run things from the command prompt.
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  10. #10

    Click image for larger version

    NB Stop any Anti-virus programs while doing this....
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