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Did I replace my original windows 8.1 product key & ID?


ihos2

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Hi. I think I have replaced my original windows 8.1 64 with a fake one. The scenario of what I did is given below: I purchased a new hp laptop with original windows 8.1 64 preinstalled. I downloaded Microsoft office with toolkit from torrent because I did not want to buy ms office. First I installed the office setup.exe as per instructions. Then I opened the Microsoft toolkit. I had no idea how to use it and there were no instructions on how to use it. I pressed the windows logo instead of the office logo. Then I selected windows 8.1 and I clicked activate, backup, check, check status, etc. I had no idea what I was doing. Now I think I replaced my original windows 8.1 64 with a fake one. I cannot update my windows and it is showing error code 8024402F. Please help me on what to do now. I want my original windows back. How do I retrieve it?
 

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pparks1

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Find the Windows 8.1 media creation website. Download the version you need. Install it. Done.
 

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KYHI

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You can also download OFFICE from ms website too..

I used torrent and I have a problem, that is expected outcome..

You get nothing but problems for free.
 

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Superfly

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To answer the OP, yes you did overwrite your key.

Note to all: Microsoft Toolkit (a.k.a MTK) is not a Microsoft product - it's an exploit to emulate KMS server activation.

@ihos2, you should uninstall that app. and use this to retrieve your key and use the change product key link in system properties to activate with it.
 

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    PC-DOS v1.0
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    System Manufacturer/Model
    IBM
    CPU
    Intel 8088, 4.77MHz
    Memory
    16K, 640K max
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    What's that?
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pparks1

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The vast majority of problems I ever experienced on a PC went away when I stopped pirating software, or tried to obtain license keys or key generators.

When 5 copies of Office 2013 Pro can be had for a $99 yearly subscription to Office 365 live, I simply don't see why people would bother with stealing it anymore. You can go in on a subscription with a friend or 2 and drive your cost down. Microsoft allows you to share the subscription with friends and family. If it's not worth the $99, perhaps you don't need Microsoft Office at all. Try some of the 3rd party office suites, or the Office Web Apps available for free from Microsoft One Drive.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built in July 2009
    CPU
    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
    PSU
    Corsair 620HX modular
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    ABS M1 Mechanical
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Internet Speed
    15/2 cable modem
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Superfly

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The vast majority of problems I ever experienced on a PC went away when I stopped pirating software, or tried to obtain license keys or key generators.

When 5 copies of Office 2013 Pro can be had for a $99 yearly subscription to Office 365 live, I simply don't see why people would bother with stealing it anymore. You can go in on a subscription with a friend or 2 and drive your cost down. Microsoft allows you to share the subscription with friends and family. If it's not worth the $99, perhaps you don't need Microsoft Office at all. Try some of the 3rd party office suites, or the Office Web Apps available for free from Microsoft One Drive.
Couldn't agree more ... :)
 

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  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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

ihos2

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To answer the OP, yes you did overwrite your key.

Note to all: Microsoft Toolkit (a.k.a MTK) is not a Microsoft product - it's an exploit to emulate KMS server activation.

@ihos2, you should uninstall that app. and use this to retrieve your key and use the change product key link in system properties to activate with it.
Hi everyone,
Thanks for your support.
@Superfly , Thanks for your support. I have another query. After I did the Microsoft Toolkit accident, I noticed that my windows was still showing ACTIVATED with a Product ID (lot of 0 and few A) & written Windows 8.1. Now, I cannot remember what was the product key written when I first purchased it.
Today, I used reset PC to factory settings How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help in order to retrieve back to the original windows. This removed all the files. However, after resetting was done, I checked the system information page again and found the same - showing same ACTIVATED with same Product ID (lot of 0 and few A & numbers) & written Windows 8.1.
Can you tell me why the product ID is still the same? Shouldn't resetting PC revert back the windows to the original version using the Recovery D: Drive? Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

Superfly

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To answer the OP, yes you did overwrite your key.

Note to all: Microsoft Toolkit (a.k.a MTK) is not a Microsoft product - it's an exploit to emulate KMS server activation.

@ihos2, you should uninstall that app. and use this to retrieve your key and use the change product key link in system properties to activate with it.
Hi everyone,
Thanks for your support.
@Superfly , Thanks for your support. I have another query. After I did the Microsoft Toolkit accident, I noticed that my windows was still showing ACTIVATED with a Product ID (lot of 0 and few A) & written Windows 8.1. Now, I cannot remember what was the product key written when I first purchased it.
Today, I used reset PC to factory settings How to refresh, reset, or restore your PC - Windows Help in order to retrieve back to the original windows. This removed all the files. However, after resetting was done, I checked the system information page again and found the same - showing same ACTIVATED with same Product ID (lot of 0 and few A & numbers) & written Windows 8.1.
Can you tell me why the product ID is still the same? Shouldn't resetting PC revert back the windows to the original version using the Recovery D: Drive? Thanks.
ProductID's all have AAxxx - if its your OEM key that is installed it will say -AAOEM. Otherwise it will be AAxxx (other key installed) - best to do a diagnostic report.

I cannot comment without knowing some technical info from that. There are too many variables at play to pin-point a specific cause.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    PC-DOS v1.0
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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

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