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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?

    Thanks,
    Andrew.

    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):

    <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>

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  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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