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Recent content by lucidoobe

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    Re-installation?

    Thank you Hi genet, Thanx for the codes. Will the person have to pay MS on activation full price? She was never given her key from sale of the software, no fault of her own.
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    Re-installation?

    Hello People, I have a friend who has been hijacked through phone and being gullible. The PC was totally locked out and my password cracker failed to make headway. She has agreed to re-install, but her supplier did not give her a product key with her system disk and paperwork, consequentially...
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    win8.1 non upgrade

    On a friends laptop, the error code 0xC1900101-0x40017 comes up. It reverts back to win8.0?
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    Solved :) OK, for all people who have jumped through the "fix" hoops and ticked all the boxes like chkdsk, sfc /SCANNOW, Wsreset.exe, task manager settings for altered boots, driver upgrades, bowing down to the great god MS etc etc. try this. Make sure that you are an administrator on your...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    System Image :) I have finally managed to do a system image for the Win8.0 laptop, plus a repair media DVD. I used Macrium, as suggested by another member, and it worked flawlessly. It supports GPT and PE accordingly. I feel a lot safer now if anything comes to grief and I need to restore to...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    Mmmm.... Thanx theog, I have some options to pursue now. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    Thanks theog, I have been that route right through previously, in at least 2 forums. I tried many steps that were listed, none of which worked. Scannow does come up with errors, purge/refresh apps fails, driver updates, registry cleans etc. My action now may go to purchasing Acronis or Norton...
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    Solved Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.

    I have an ASUS laptop with Win8. It gives me messages to upgrade to Win8.1. Store will not open, and never has from new. Other apps have never worked including skype. Some apps work. I have done purging-refresh of app database, doesn't work. I have done complete driver upgrades - store will...