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Solved Can't Activate Windows: App Minimizes back to App Screen


dekree

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#1
I have a Lenovo y50 with Windows 8.1 installed. I had to do a factory reset the other day and now I can't activate windows...it didn't activate automatically when I connected to the Internet and I can't do it via PC Settings

Every time I go to PC Settings and click on Activate Windows, it just takes me back to the Apps Screen and nothing happens. I managed to bring up the 'Enter Key' by using 'slui 3'but the key that I was given by running Showkey and Belarc Advisor isn't being accepted

I tried the other 'slui #' command to run Windows Activation Online but nothing happens when I do that.

Now I'm puzzled :rolleyes:
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8

axe0

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#2

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
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    Fractal Design Define S
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    Cooler Master TX3 i
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    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
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    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
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    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

dekree

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#3
Hello, get this on the log files

Windows Diagnostic Information
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Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Licensing Status: Unlicenced
Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004F014
Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
Local Genuine Result P: 0
Last Online Genuine Result:
Grace Time Minutes: 0
Total Grace Days: 0
Validity Expiration:
Active Partial Product Key: 66MCD
Active Product Key Pid2: 00258-61642-70660-AAOEM
O S Version: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
Product Name: Windows 8.1
Processor Architecture: x64
Edition Id: Core
Build Lab: 9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time(GMT-06:00)
Active Sku Id:
Active Sku Description:
Product Uniqueness Groups:
Active Product Key P Key Id:
Active Product Key Pid Ex: 06401-02586-164-270660-02-1033-9600.0000-2882014
Active Product Key Channel: OEM:DM
Active Volume Customer Pid:
Offline Installation Id:
Domain Joined: false
Computer Sid: S-1-5-21-3310584233-340002872-2029465478
Product L C I D: 1033
User L C I D: 4105
System L C I D: 1033
Code Signing: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
Service Available: false
Oem Marker Version:
Oem Id:
Oem Table Id:
Manufacturer: LENOVO
Model: 20378
Install Date: 20150803131724.000000-360
Result: PASS
Tampered Items:
Server Props: 0xc0000022


****** Errors from Event Log *****
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193848.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193839.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193839.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193838.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193838.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193729.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193728.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193722.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193721.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193713.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193712.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193349.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193348.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193250.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193250.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193247.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193247.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193224.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193224.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193206.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193206.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803193204.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803193204.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803192836.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803192835.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192734.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192734.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
6.3.9600.16497
Time Written: : 20150803192332.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192332.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192235.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192235.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192231.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192231.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803192113.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191956.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191955.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191954.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191953.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191951.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191950.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191949.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191948.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191947.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191946.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191808.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191756.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191743.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191742.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191741.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191740.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191739.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191738.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191737.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191736.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191735.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191732.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191327.000000-000
Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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Time Written: : 20150803191116.000000-000


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  • OS
    Windows 8

Superfly

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#4

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

dekree

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#5
ahh yeah it looks like he is getting the same issue as me! How do I re-install from an ISO? I've already tried two factory resets that didn't resolve the issue

thanks!
 

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    Windows 8

Superfly

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#6

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

Superfly

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#8

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
    Graphics Card(s)
    What's that?
    Sound Card
    Not quite
    Screen Resolution
    80 X 24 text
    Hard Drives
    dual 160KB 5.25-inch disk drives

dekree

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#9
It didn't work :(
I created the USB and booted to it but it asks for my windows product key straight away upon installing Windows. It says it is meant to pick it up automatically but it doesn't
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8