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Windows 8 become suddenly inactivated

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    Windows 8 become suddenly inactivated

    Hi everyone,

    I upgraded my Windows from 7 to 8 pro using the 40$ offer and it worked like a charm : )
    Unfortunately, today my room-mate tried to install a cracked version of Microsofot Office 365 and he ruined my computer. My windows 8 become inactive and the Windows keeps asking me to activate it.
    I saw a lot of soltion for the error code 0xC004F074 here and all of them require the product key which I do not have.

    Please help me

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    Oh thank god,
    I contacted Micosoft live chat and they gave me the product key
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    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC

    I have a spare computer with Windows 8 Pro that was activated and upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate. It seems like I only use it every so often to stay current with the Microsoft updates. Today I suddenly get a message telling me to activate my computer as my key is being used on another computer and that is definitely not true! I had to go through the phone activation procedure, nine sets of 7 digits read, 8 sets of 6 digits entered and all is well again.

    Could this have caused the de-activation, I turned the power off when MS told me not to turn the power off? In my defense that screen was up for more than a half hour and there was no visible activity. Maybe it was Microsoft's punishment for not doing what it told me to do.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Maybe it was Microsoft's punishment for not doing what it told me to do.
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