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Am I activated or not?

  1. #11


    So what should i do??

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  2. #12


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Install Win 7?

    This is yet another of those unnecessary irritations that are driving me AWAY from MS and W8.

    How anyone can build such a good OS, yet stuff-up just about everything else around it is beyond me.
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  3. #13


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


    Quote Originally Posted by shivampaw View Post
    So what should i do??
    As I said earlier - attempt a System Restore back to a time the system was showing as genuine.
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  4. #14


    No restore points only got one which was when i installed Natural Reader (Yesterday night after i first did this post)
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  5. #15


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    And it doesn't work anyway.

    Nor does restoring from an 'activated' image.
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  6. #16


    Well then what should i do and am i currently activated permanently or not?
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  7. #17


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    No idea. Been trying for a couple of days.

    But, on top of all the other niggles with W8, this is the deal-breaker.

    At this stage, I'll be going back to 7 as soon as my RTM Enterprise expires.

    I've given up on Pro, and have deleted it.
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  8. #18




    Hope this is still permanent activation and wont expire as it should not!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 142
    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    I'm simply not prepared to take the risk.

    MS' piracy-paranoia is OK UNTIL it affects MY user experience.

    This obviously does.

    And it is certainly enough to make me want to stay well away.
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  10. #20


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


    Normal Windows Keys do not expire
    (Beta Keys do expire, and new TechNet Keys also expire)
    In that case try an SFC

    Open an Elevated Command Prompt window, and run the following command

    SFC /SCANNOW

    When complete, copy the CBS.log file to the Desktop, and compress it, then attach the compressed file to your reply, reboot TWICE, and run a new Licensing Diag report - post the results.
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