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windows 8 will not activate


peally

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4
#1
tried to activate windows
i bought the laptop came pre installed with windows 8 it now asking to activate windows when say ok it fails
any ideas please
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

sri2000

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India

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#2
try opeing a cmd prompt as admin and type slmgr.vbs /ato
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Inspiron 530S
    Motherboard
    64Bit X64 based Processor
    Memory
    4.5GB Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB - XFX ONE ATI Radeon HD 5450 - Plus Edition
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440*900
    Hard Drives
    1*Seagate 150gb + 1*Seagate 320gb
    Cooling
    3 x fans
    Keyboard
    Dell Analog
    Mouse
    Dell USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps, 100kbps Download Speed
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, Bitdefender, but Switched off

sri2000

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India

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172
#4
do u have the serial key? which came with ur pc?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Inspiron 530S
    Motherboard
    64Bit X64 based Processor
    Memory
    4.5GB Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    1GB - XFX ONE ATI Radeon HD 5450 - Plus Edition
    Sound Card
    Inbuilt
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1440*900
    Hard Drives
    1*Seagate 150gb + 1*Seagate 320gb
    Cooling
    3 x fans
    Keyboard
    Dell Analog
    Mouse
    Dell USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps, 100kbps Download Speed
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, Bitdefender, but Switched off

CountMike

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Belgrade , Serbia

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4,663
#5
Serial key should be on a sticker on bottom side. On the other hand, many laptop manufacturers sell them with "test" version of Windows and it's up to you to buy a license. Check your bill of sale if license is included in price.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350Be @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    8GB Kingston 1866
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI AMD R7 260 oc
    Hard Drives
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    Kingston V300 120GB SSD
    WD 750GB Green
    WD 500GB black
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    CM Dragon Tower
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    10/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD