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Windows 8.1 Expired Problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Expired Problem


    I just bought a new laptop last month and it has windows 8.1 by default.
    And today there's a pop up that said I need to activate my windows. I dont know what should I do, it said that it will expire in April 28th.
    When I checked on properties the windows is Windows 8.1 Single Language and it said Windows is activated.
    Edit: i browsed and found some method to know if your win is original or not and these are the results
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    So, what should I do?
    Thanks in advance and sorry for broken english.
    Last edited by Auryon; 13 Apr 2015 at 03:57.

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  2. #2

    Take it back to wherever you bought it. Do NOT be trying fixes yourself or they may argue that you've voided the warranty.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    That is a volume license key that apparently has a short shelf life. I would also suggest to take the whole thing back. Let the seller deal with it.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    @md2lgyk and @whs: ok, should i take it to the seller or directly to Asus center? (since i purchased an Asus)
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  5. #5

    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I would go back to the seller. If it has been modified in any way, Asus may be unable or unwilling to help you.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Ok then, I will do that. Thank you md2lgyk, whs, and deaconfrost for the replies, I really appreciate it.
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