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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    Yes, I've registered there.
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    I tried it with the Dell recovery USB. Nothing worked. I tried everything. I then tried the Windows.iso USB file. Bingo. It worked with Secure off. I then tried to transfer my personal files but it kept asking for additional drivers. I didn't know what it was talking about. So I copied as...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    A question. With my problem with permissions I think it's better to not copy or transfer over my data and settings because, presumably, the settings would just transfer my problems to my new operating system? Is that correct thinking? Is there a certain partition I should be putting the new...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    Hi. I believe I tried it with secure on and off but I'll try again.
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    I used Rufus to create the Windows 8 bootable disk plus I have the Dell Recovery on a USB. Neither work. Not sure if I'm answering your question or you need more information. "are you using the recovery version or the downloaded Windows ISO?" How do I tell the difference? Thank you.
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    I found this so I'm going to try it (substituting USB for DVD/CD). How to enable boot from DVD option with UEFI boot mode enabled. (Windows 8) | Dell US I tried this. Got the USB option on the startup screen but it still goes into the normal setup, ignoring the USB. I'll try it again. Maybe I...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    This is so discouraging. Pushing F12 does not bring up an option for USB nor custom. Pushing F12 I get this on the screen: Boot mode set to UEFI: Secure Boot on UEFI Boot: Windows Boot Manager Network Boot Below this are other options such as Settings and Diagnostic and...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    OK so I simply re-start my PC with the USB iso file plugged into my Dell laptop. I don't go into Advanced Startup and choose the option to re-start using a USB? I'm confused by "do not run setup from within Windows - that won't work". Does that mean restart and tap on F12 before Windows starts...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    Thank you for your reply. I created a windows 8 iso USB file using Rufus as per instructions on this forum. I don't have a restore point before the corruption. Sorry but I don't understand the point about not running setup from within Windows. Do I start Windows with the iso file on the USB...
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    Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum fr this. I have windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I tried to do a Dell Restore but now I can't activate Windows. It won't accept my OEM Windows key. Windows 8 came with my laptop. Running WDT it says invalid licence but I bought the laptop legally. I...
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    Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

    I have windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I tried to do a Dell Restore but now I can't activate Windows. It won't accept my OEM Windows key. Windows 8 came with my laptop. Running WDT it says invalid licence but I bought the laptop legally. I also get the error 0xc0000022 sometimes. I...
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