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  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 PRO

    Windows 8 activation


    Hi to all, I have a unusual problem, I do an upgrade from win7 to win 8 and all working ok except one thing, I have two lan card's dhat I use for 2 internet connection's dhat I use individually, when I use Internet connection 1 windows is activated, dhen when I disable Internet connection 1 and enable Internet connection 2 windows deactivate itself, and when I disable internet connection 2 and enable Internet connection 1 windows Is now automatically activated. Is someone else have that's problem or similar and how you solved dhat...?

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    That is weird, I recommend running SFC /SCANNOW on an elevated Command Prompt.
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    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Hi, thanks for response, I work on the fild next 10 days, so when I get back I gona try that.
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    You should not disable the cards in the BIOS - this will almost always cause an activation request.
    disable them in Device Manager instead.
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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    I never disable card in bios, I disable card in device menager and dhat cause deactivation.
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    North Wales
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Disabling in Device Manager certainly shouldn't cause the problem - unless you also uninstall the driver.
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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    No I not unistall driver, I recorded that event and sent it to microsoft, I gona see what dey haw to say about dhat
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    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    One way around it - so long as you never use the two NIC's together - may be to force the 'odd one' to use the same MAC address as the one that works. Certainly this solved a similar problem in Win7 in one case I know of.
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    Windows 8.1 PRO


    Hi, what ever I do I not able to fix problem, I talk the 3 times to Microsoft support ower phone a unable to solve anything, and after all I get recommendations from Microsoft dhat will be best to do a clean install (fifth time since first install because various errors), so I do a clean install agen and now everything working fine, and now is no longer problem with activation and deactivation because lan cards.
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