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Windows 8 Activation Issues

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 Activation Issues


    I downloaded the official upgrade online to Windows 8 on my computer (from windows 7)
    No issues, all worked fine

    I also ordered the discs

    A virus got on my computer...So I had to reinstall windows via the discs that I received
    Now I have no idea how or why it will not activate
    I have the code...
    But where do I type it in to activate it?

    I cannot personalize my computer until it is activated...
    It asks me every time I sign on to activate but when I click it takes me to settings that says not available...

    When I did the windows reinstall via the disc I did the phone activation thing and it worked, or so it said and I thought...

    But now it will not allow me to do anything...

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    See step 3, the refresh procedure, here: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    How To Change Windows 8 Product Key To Complete Activation | Next of Windows
    I tried that but I get the message ERROR 0x80070426 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run slui.exe 0x2a 0x80070426 to display error text
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    OK ZNOD I will try that thanks
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    See step 3, the refresh procedure, here: Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.
    Did not work...Again I get the message ERROR 0x80070426 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run slui.exe 0x2a 0x80070426 to display error text

    Only thing that changed is I lost a bunch of the stuff I had on the computer...My Antivirus, apps, desktop stuff...Gone
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ihatetech, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You'll need to start over from scratch using the tutorial below instead.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello ihatetech,

    You'll need to start over from scratch using the tutorial below instead.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
    That's what I was afraid of
    Thanks
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by ihatetech1 View Post
    OK ZNOD I will try that thanks
    You are very welcome. Sorry you have to start over.
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