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Windows 8 Pro Activation Problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro (2 Copies)

    Windows 8 Pro Activation Problem


    Hello eightforums!

    Long story short

    I installed windows 8 pro to my second laptop. A few weeks later, I decided I would input my 2nd WMC Code (I have 2 of them) After adding WMC to my laptop, it automatically rebooted after adding the features but now my laptop isn't activated anymore.

    Solutions I tried:
    Activating Windows via:
    1. Re inputting my Windows 8 pro product key - That didnt work
    2. Re inputting WMC code - That didn't work either.
    3. Restarting laptop

    I checked my 1st laptop's product key (which has wmc too) and it was different to my 2nd laptop which also has Wmc. From what I see, inputting my second Wmc code seems to have broken my activation. Is there any other solutions to solve this apart from clean install?
    Last edited by Nihad; 22 Nov 2012 at 17:34.

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  2. #2


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    This appears to be a fairly common scenario - and it usually solves itself after a couple of days.

    You can try activating over the phone - use 'SLUI 4' in Search to bring up teh wizard.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro (2 Copies)


    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    This appears to be a fairly common scenario - and it usually solves itself after a couple of days.

    You can try activating over the phone - use 'SLUI 4' in Search to bring up teh wizard.
    So what you are saying is that I should wait a couple of days and things will go back to normal?
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  4. #4


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Windows attempts activation fairly frequently until it succeeds - so with luck it'll do it itself.
    You could also try telephone activation.

    ...or you can post a Licensingdiag report and I'll see if I can spot what's blocking it so far. (There's not much data available on how to read them as yet)

    Please open an Elevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompt icon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
    At the Prompt, type

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\repfiles.cab

    (note the spaces!)
    two files will be put on your desktop -
    open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the repfiles.cab file for the moment, as it's only backup data
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