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Solved Windows 8 Pro Adding WMC Product Key: This key won't work.

tpat591

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PLEASE HELP!

Upgraded to Win 8 Pro yesterday. Had gotten email from Microsoft with product key for adding WMC. Went to add it and when it was processing it was unsuccessful and rolled back the installation to "original" settings.

I now realize that was because I had not properly installed my 11 updates after upgrading. Now that I finally have KB2770917 properly installed I went to add WMC again on same computer with windows 8 pro using same product key that Microsoft emailed me (by cut & paste) it says: This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key.:cry:

I have tried to get this to work all night long. Any help you could give would greatly appreciated!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2022us laptop
    CPU
    Core I5 w/ turbo
    Memory
    6gb

tpat591

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Ended up spending 5hrs on the phone w/Microsoft Support. He tried assigning a new product key to no avail. Finally had to perform the entire upgrade process again. As soon as system was reloaded, and all updates were installed, it took the key to add WMC without a problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8 pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP g7-2022us laptop
    CPU
    Core I5 w/ turbo
    Memory
    6gb

DeaconFrost

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Good to know. I'm about to go through this same process now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD3H
    Memory
    16 GB Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 470 GTX
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M4 256 GB, WD WD20EFRX 2 TB
    PSU
    OCZ 700W
    Case
    Corsair 300R
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

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