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Win 8 re-install refuses activation key ??

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    Win 8 re-install refuses activation key ??

    After Win 10 uprade, ssd decides to crash... I re-install win 8 onto an hdd using the install key and it is running perfect
    until I get a prompt to activate, which I do, using the key... which Windows rejects... any clues guys ??? strangely, it also
    gives me an option to stop the activation nagging .

    leo1949. Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Yes try the phone option to activate you have to many activations on that Product Key, Phone activation should work as long an there are no other actual copies activate.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Win 8 re-install refuses activation key ??

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