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New laptop pre-installed Win 8.1, can't activate

  1. #11

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    W8.1 x64 and W8.1 Enterprise x86

    OK, and good luck. And if activation fails this time around then I think you should be looking at an exchange. You shouldn't need to jump through hoops to get it activated.

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  2. #12

    Yes, you have a corrupted installation - the error 0x80070005 implies access denied. As suggested by Mooly, a reinstall is the best option.
    BTW sorry about not being more specific previously regarding the commands.
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