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Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue


Superfly

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Good day,

After my Windows 10 crashed i had to reinstall the oem Windows 8 on my PB easynote. After updating to 8.1 it would also not auto activate. Keeyfinders gave the wrong key. But the scrip in this post did the work.

So you see how important it is not to remove old threats like this.

Thanks for the script.
Sorry I don't reply as often as I should, but I'm glad that it did it's job...Your comments are much appreciated :)
 

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I need some help please. i have an office with 4 computers that have windows 8.1pro WMC on it. i can't update the key can't update to windows 10. i'm not sure what the old tech did when he updated these machines from vista.
 

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SSDD - literally, the same problem but the fix doesn't fix

Hello everyone and thank you so much for being detailed in explaining your problems and the solution! But it's not working for me! lol! I have done the same things using belarc advisor, gotten my product key, the last five match what it says on my laptop, I have entered the key a bazillion times, it doesn't work. I downloaded the nice young man's file that says the key will come up, it did, it's a match, and I entered both (OEM key and product key) and still, windows won't activate...

My email is - can someone tell me what else to do. I have 2 days before the 'window' closes for activation, and, like the other guy, when I try to 'activate online' nothing happens. Also there was a download recommended fix link below in this forum, that is no longer functional either.

wtf is wrong with these people? If they know this isn't a unique problem why hasn't it been fixed yet and why do WE have to search all over the place on google to find a forum (not Microsoft mind you... ) with the necessary skills that are kind enough people willing to answer the same questions for the bazillionith time!

Thank you so much for your time! I really appreciate it and I hope someone will drop me an email to help!



Sorry! Just very frustrated. I've been fooling with this literally all day. I'm 56 yr old woman with zero computer literacy so for me to have even gotten this far, it's a doggone miracle!
 
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Superfly

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Hello everyone and thank you so much for being detailed in explaining your problems and the solution! But it's not working for me! lol! I have done the same things using belarc advisor, gotten my product key, the last five match what it says on my laptop, I have entered the key a bazillion times, it doesn't work. I downloaded the nice young man's file that says the key will come up, it did, it's a match, and I entered both (OEM key and product key) and still, windows won't activate...

My email is - can someone tell me what else to do. I have 2 days before the 'window' closes for activation, and, like the other guy, when I try to 'activate online' nothing happens. Also there was a download recommended fix link below in this forum, that is no longer functional either.

wtf is wrong with these people? If they know this isn't a unique problem why hasn't it been fixed yet and why do WE have to search all over the place on google to find a forum (not Microsoft mind you... ) with the necessary skills that are kind enough people willing to answer the same questions for the bazillionith time!

Thank you so much for your time! I really appreciate it and I hope someone will drop me an email to help!



Sorry! Just very frustrated. I've been fooling with this literally all day. I'm 56 yr old woman with zero computer literacy so for me to have even gotten this far, it's a doggone miracle!
Please run a diagnostic and post the report and make sure you mask the key under OA3 in the report (if it shows there.).

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting
 
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i did what superfly said but still not working...!!!!
Please delete your screenshot - it shows your Win 8.1 RTM Core OEM: DM key.

What edition do you have installed?

Pro, Single Language etc won't activate with that key.

Please post a diagnostic report and make sure you mask the key under OA3 in the report (if it shows there.)

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting
 

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    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
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    16K, 640K max
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    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
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    80 X 24 text
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Thank you Superfly! I apologize for the delay in getting back here!

Ok, 'run a diagnostic....' I'll google and figure it out. 'Mask the key' let me run the diagnostic first and see if it's self explanatory when I do it! lol! Reading 'activation troubleshooting' in a sec and I'll do what you said.

Thanks again!

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