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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - activation problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade

    Windows 8 Pro Upgrade - activation problem

    Hi everyone,

    Apologies if I'm repeating something covered in other posts. I did look here (Windows 8 Pro Activation Problem) 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?


    Scrrenshot of issue with my product key obscured:

    Click image for larger version

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

    <ProductName>Windows 8 Pro</ProductName>
    <TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT)</TimeZone>
    <Manufacturer>To be filled by O.E.M.</Manufacturer>
    <Model>To be filled by O.E.M.</Model>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Follow this tutorial:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

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

    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 System SpecsSystem Spec

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