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Installing windows 8.1 Pro using OEM key on a fresh build


HpE

New Member
Finland

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2
#1
Hi there, new on these forums and after hours of searching I decided to put up my own thread to get help.
I have a freshly built custom PC and a Win 8.1 Pro OEM key.
I can download the installer using my key and I can download the installer using mediacreationtool.
I can also install those two with the key, but for some reason I cannot activate my windows with it.
It give the errorcode: 0xC004C003
I have tried reinstalling and using the phone activation but it just tells me it has failed and eventually hangs up.
Any ideas on what to do? Getting a bit desperate and considering on purchasing a new license.

Thanks in advance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-2600k
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe
    Memory
    8Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX680

HpE

New Member
Finland

Posts
2
#2
Never mind, I called Microsoft Tech help and they determined it being a pirated key and said it will never activate. Money out the window(s) so to speak.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-2600k
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z77-i Deluxe
    Memory
    8Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX680