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Solved Trouble with Windows 8 activation (gotten from Dreamspark)


Kinvalar

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#1
I got Windows 8 Pro from Dreamspark earlier today and everything went fine, till I tried to personalize things. I can't change my user profile picture or go to "Change PC Settings" (both do nothing when I click them). Other locations online says my problem is that it's not activated, but I've confirmed activation. Anybody know what could be causing the problem and/or how to fix it? Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Intel i5 2500k
    Motherboard
    Maximus IV Gene-Z
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 6950, MSI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Crappy flatscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    64gb M4 SSD, 750gb old as dirt HDD, 500gb slightly less old HDD
    PSU
    Corsair TX750
    Case
    NZXT light-up blue one
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212+
    Keyboard
    Old Dell junky one
    Mouse
    Razer Naga
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FiOS

jer

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#2
I am having the same issue. If anyone knows how to fix this that would be great. Mine is a dreamspark download for school as well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

Kinvalar

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#3
I don't know if this is what caused your issue Jer, but mine was caused by me using an unattend script to move ProgramData and Users folders to a different drive than Windows. Once I installed it without doing that my personalization stuff started working again.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Intel i5 2500k
    Motherboard
    Maximus IV Gene-Z
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD 6950, MSI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Crappy flatscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    64gb M4 SSD, 750gb old as dirt HDD, 500gb slightly less old HDD
    PSU
    Corsair TX750
    Case
    NZXT light-up blue one
    Cooling
    Cooler Master 212+
    Keyboard
    Old Dell junky one
    Mouse
    Razer Naga
    Internet Speed
    Verizon FiOS

jer

New Member
Posts
5
#4
Mine fixed itself too. I think it started when I added a new hard drive. It wouldn't do windows updates for a bit and then all of a sudden it updated my keyboard software (Microsoft keyboard) and things worked after that. It was really odd. I didn't do anything to fix it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

HBHB

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#5
substantial change of hardware can cause de-activation. So you laptop was just verifying against MS sever to determine what changed, and if that warranted a de-activation meanwhile you were stuck . Peace out yo.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 64 bits Ent- Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 3000-Radeo hd 6370- Nvidia Ge540

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