Authentic Windows 8 Pro won't activate

Millaryn

New Member
Hello! I am sincerely hoping that someone is able to assist me, because I am about ready to pull my hair out. I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit installed on my pc, Upgraded from Windows 7 Professional. Both copies of Windows were legitimately purchased and activated. Now, however, Windows 8 is telling me that it is not activated. The only thing that I did on the pc is I installed and ran a program called System Mechanic, and soon after running it, Windows 8 began saying it was not activated. I did some googling and I attempted to do the whole "run->slui 3" bit but it gave me the error message: "error 0x80070424. The specified service does not exist as an installed service." Not really sure if this information is enough to diagnose the problem, but any and all advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks ahead of time!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

area 66

Banned
You should never install those kind of software and anything free from C-Net, since I suspect you have done so in your previous Windows 7 Install, flush me everything, re install Windows 7 and Upgrade to 8 again, if you have problem at activation, just call MS,. this is what I like from Metro app, it will avoid those kind of C-Net free crap stuff .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.
I agree with "area 66" as far as using those types of programs. They can do more harm than good if one doesn't know how to setup the software to use it. Especially if the registry is involved.

That being said you can repair windows 8 from with in the pc settings by moving the mouse to bottom right corner and clicking that cog, click change Pc settings, click general tab and scroll down and you'll see 3 options: refresh, remove and advanced. I would go with remove and start fresh with 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 320 GB w/OS
    Seagate Barracuda 1 TB data storage
    PSU
    Ultra X4 750 watt fully modular
    Case
    Thermaltake OverSeer RX 1 fulltower
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510
    Mouse
    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

brummyfan

Well-Known Member
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Guru
Try opening the charms bar(move your cursor to right bottom) in search type "SLUI 4" and enter.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Millaryn

New Member
You should never install those kind of software and anything free from C-Net, since I suspect you have done so in your previous Windows 7 Install, flush me everything, re install Windows 7 and Upgrade to 8 again, if you have problem at activation, just call MS,. this is what I like from Metro app, it will avoid those kind of C-Net free crap stuff .

I will try everything suggested by you guys, although I didn't get System Mechanic from C-Net.... My fiancée thought it would be a useful utility to have heh. Guess he was wrong. At any rate thanks for the advice. :)

Can you fill me in on this Metro app please? I'm still learning the ins and outs of 8. And I'll let you all know how the reinstall/upgrade/possibly calling MS goes. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

area 66

Banned
Fiancée ? it's for a girl, it's Fiancé if it's a boy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

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