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  1. #1

    Can not activate windows 8


    I can not activate windows 8.
    I tried activating by phone, I receive error code: 0xC0000022 {access denied}

    I tried activating the normal way and by phone.

    I installed windows 8 pro as an upgrade on a windows 7 evaluation version 30 january 2013. I think this is the problem, because windows 7 was not activated. It was a new PC and I wanted to install windows xp on this machine and then windows 8 pro, but since windows 7 was already pre-installed I tried that.
    Later figured it was an evaluation version.

    How can I fix this?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,623
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello tint, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since this is an upgrade copy of Windows 8, try installing it using the method in the tutorial below.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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