Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


windows 8.1 install fail from product key

  1. #11


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


    Looks like OP's error is trying to upgrade with a non Windows 8.1 key.

    Click image for larger version

    Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

    Click image for larger version

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 pro


    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
    Windows 8.1 Single Language Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
    Windows 8.1 Core 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    Windows 8.1 Pro XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

    Install with the correct key for the version you have a legal key for, once your installed activate with your KEY these keys will only allow you to install they will not activate. This is how I Clean installed win 8.1Pro from a Win 7 HP OEM, I had bought the key for $14.95 Win 8 pro in July before win 8 was released. I didn't install until 8.1 was released.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 pro


    my windows 8.0 is already activated, the problem is when upgrading to windows 8.1 it doesn't go to a screen where I can input the code
    it goes from Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version that's straight what it goes to, theres no way for me to insert a key
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Posts : 56
    Windows 8 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    ok recently installed windows 8, now im trying to install windows 8.1 but it doesn't take me to a place to type in the product key, it just gos straight to saying that the key cannot be validated, any ideas??
    Windows 8.1 Single Language Y9NXP-XT8MV-PT9TG-97CT3-9D6TC
    Windows 8.1 Core 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    Windows 8.1 Pro XHQ8N-C3MCJ-RQXB6-WCHYG-C9WKB

    Install with the correct key for the version you have a legal key for, once your installed activate with your KEY these keys will only allow you to install they will not activate. This is how I Clean installed win 8.1Pro from a Win 7 HP OEM, I had bought the key for $14.95 Win 8 pro in July before win 8 was released. I didn't install until 8.1 was released.
    When I installed Windows 8.1 on my PC , that error didn't occur with me, which is very odd.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 pro


    it says that windows failed to validate the product key, when I havnt even put the product key in yet is what im saying
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by skits559 View Post
    it says that windows failed to validate the product key, when I havnt even put the product key in yet is what im saying
    It sounds like your trying to install a different Version of 8.1 from your 8? I think the choices are Core, Pro, or single language Going with the upgrade path you have to match the version on your computer!

    Your computer started out as a win7 hp? so you don't have an embedded product key. I can't understand where your 8.1 install is picking up a Key with out you inputting one?

    I didn't try the upgrade path as I know from experience that clean installing it the best way to go, less issues and windows gets a fresh start
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18


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


    Post one
    Quote Originally Posted by skits559
    i have a problem switching from windows 7 home premium to window 8.1
    Post 14
    Quote Originally Posted by skits559
    my windows 8.0 is already activated
    Are you upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


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


    Click image for larger version


    1) ACTIVATE Windows 7.

    2) Use a Genuine Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 UNTOUCHED DVD/USB disk.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8.1 pro


    I am upgrading from an activated windows 8 Pro
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
windows 8.1 install fail from product key
Related Threads
Windows 8 install image recovery fail in Installation & Setup
Hi my friend has asked me to recover his Dell Inspiron One 2330 to factory settings but for some reason it fails to recover from the hidden partition, I've tried through pc settings in the right side charms menu but i get Error code: 80070490. Does anyone know why this is happening?. Would i...
Hi, Lenovo Thinkcentre Windows 8.1 Pro (with media centre) 64-bit 16GB ram I am trying to add a new user account to my machine (Microsoft account). When complete, none of the default Start screen apps are properly installed - aside from the desktop tile, all others have a black X in the...
Hello, sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I guessed it was the best one for it. My computer has gotten really clunky and likes to crash, so I decided I might as well clean install it. I keep my important stuff on my external, so there's not an issue with that. My problem, however, is that my...
Windows updates download but fail to install in Windows Updates & Activation
There are five windows updates that have downloaded but have failed to install. I have attempted to install them numerous times with no success. I have rebooted the netbook after the install with no installation success. Two are critical Win 8 security updates, 2 are Win 8 updates, and one is IE...
Solved Product Key in Use after re-install of Windows 8 in Windows Updates & Activation
I recently reinstalled windows 8 on my computer and everything went fine, but now it's saying that the current product key is already in use.... how can it be in use if I just reinstalled? Any help?
Well, I tried to install Windows 8 on my old Compaq Presario X1010US (running Win XP home) and the install failed due to the NX issue. I went into the bios and there is no option to enable NX. And there are no further flashes to the bios available. As I paid for the upgrade and was given a...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook