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"Please Register Windows" ???

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    "Please Register Windows" ???


    I bought this computer last January from Best Buy its a high end acer computer with windows installed on it. Iv'e preformed 2-3 formats since buying it and ever since my last one Im prompted every hour to "Please go to PC settings and activate windows 8" when i click the activate button it just loads and then goes away. I constantly have a watermark on my desktop saying "Windows 8 build 9200"

    Update: I just tried activating through control panel and got this error - 0x8007007B The file name, or Volume label Syntax is incorrect

    Whats wrong with my computer?

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  2. #2


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


    I would return to ACER ASUS for repair.


    My product key is a 'default' product key. Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe
    I have my Acer notebook back & I thought all you guys who have been so helpful on this subject might want to know what Acer Repair did to solve my problem.
    Last edited by theog; 12 Oct 2013 at 19:00.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Id rather not spend the 100-200$ in shipping costs and the 8 weeks without a PC. I spent a good 1300$ on this computer there is no reason why this should be happening. Hopefully I can find a resolution
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Sorry its Asus not Acer
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  5. #5


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


    Only the OEM manufacture can reset UEFI/BIOS firmware product key.


    My product key is a 'default' product key. Why?

    How OA3.0 works:

    The OEMs have two platform servers.
    One is a OA3.0 key server and one a OA3.0 reporting server.

    The OEMs have a master image of windows 8 that has a master key installed.
    The purpose of this key is only one thing: To make Windows 8 to be a pre-licensed version. (SLP channel)
    More details in post 41.
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  6. #6


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I thought Acer were made by Asus? I think Gateway's are Acer, but I thought Acer was just a sub of Asus?
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