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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - activation problem


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#1
Hi everyone,

Apologies if I'm repeating something covered in other posts. I did look here (http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/13892-windows-8-pro-activation-problem.html) but it was a different issue. It showed me how to get the included text file though about licensing. :)

Anyway, I've just tried to do a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro Upgrade (it didn't ask me for the disc of my previous edition though, which previous Windows upgrades used to do - is this normal?) and it says that my windows key didn't work and that I cant activate it. I've double checked the key I was given and I've typed it correctly. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Andrew.

Scrrenshot of issue with my product key obscured:

Windows8Pro activation and key issue.png

Pasted text from report.txt file (based on instructions in other forum post linked to above):

<DiagReport>
<LicensingData>
<ToolVersion>6.2.9200.16384</ToolVersion>
<LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_UNLICENSED</LicensingStatus>
<LicensingStatusReason>0xC004F014</LicensingStatusReason>
<LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_INVALID_LICENSE</LocalGenuineState>
<LocalGenuineResultP>0</LocalGenuineResultP>
<LastOnlineGenuineResult></LastOnlineGenuineResult>
<GraceTimeMinutes>0</GraceTimeMinutes>
<TotalGraceDays>0</TotalGraceDays>
<ValidityExpiration></ValidityExpiration>
<ActivePartialProductKey>HH3G7</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00178-10506-99599-AB527</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>6.2.9200.2.00010100.0.0.048</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 8 Pro</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>Professional</EditionId>
<BuildLab>9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId></ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription></ActiveSkuDescription>
<ProductUniquenessGroups></ProductUniquenessGroups>
<ActiveProductKeyPKeyId></ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
<ActiveProductKeyPidEx>00000-01781-050-699599-01-2057-9200.0000-3422012</ActiveProductKeyPidEx>
<ActiveProductKeyChannel>Retail</ActiveProductKeyChannel>
<ActiveVolumeCustomerPid></ActiveVolumeCustomerPid>
<OfflineInstallationId></OfflineInstallationId>
<DomainJoined>false</DomainJoined>
<ComputerSid>S-1-5-21-3389326522-654310035-1868908150</ComputerSid>
<ProductLCID>2057</ProductLCID>
<UserLCID>2057</UserLCID>
<SystemLCID>2057</SystemLCID>
<CodeSigning>SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED</CodeSigning>
<ServiceAvailable>true</ServiceAvailable>
<OemMarkerVersion></OemMarkerVersion>
<OemId></OemId>
<OemTableId></OemTableId>
<Manufacturer>To be filled by O.E.M.</Manufacturer>
<Model>To be filled by O.E.M.</Model>
<InstallDate>20121207093445.000000+000</InstallDate>
</LicensingData>
<HealthCheck>
<Result>PASS</Result>
<TamperedItems></TamperedItems>
</HealthCheck>
<GenuineAuthz>
<ServerProps>0xc004f200</ServerProps>
</GenuineAuthz>
</DiagReport>
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

NoelDP

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#3
YOu need to enter a valid Key - that one is either a Default Key, or blocked because it's been plastered all over the internet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus K52F
    CPU
    i3
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    it's an i3 :)
    Sound Card
    Conexant (rubbish - or it may be the speakers)
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Internet Speed
    whatever I can get - G3

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