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Key not working when reinstalled windows 8 pro

scott7saunders

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Hey.

I am just in the process of clearing out my laptop and decided to wipe it all as it was feeling a little sluggish. Problem I bow face is the product key that came with my Windows 8 pro software order will not be accepted again when trying to reinstall Windows.

What's going on? There is not even an option for calling Microsoft and using the automated line similar to previous MS products?

Should I worry and is there a way around?

Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

bobkn

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us connecticut

scott7saunders

New Member
No the product key that I got when ordering my Windows 8 was for a full version not an upgrade and it worked initially 2 months ago,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

SIW2

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Team Member
Do you get a message?

Does it say it is the wrong key - or that the key is already in use?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

scott7saunders

New Member
I get the messaging saying that the key is wrong even though I can use that key to get back the key request screen when installing windows 8...

very strange
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Core i7
    Memory
    12GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 840M 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Beats Audio)
    Screen Resolution
    1080P
    Hard Drives
    1GB hybrid HHD
    Internet Speed
    152MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows 8 standard

bobkn

New Member
Member
No the product key that I got when ordering my Windows 8 was for a full version not an upgrade and it worked initially 2 months ago,

How did you obtain the key?

The only "full" version I've read of is the System Builder one, which functions like the old full retail license in a machine for personal use, but like a generic OEM one in a machine for resale.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us connecticut

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