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wrong Licenses key windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language

    wrong Licenses key windows 8


    i used belarc adviser to find my Licenses key and when i entered the key in( get more features with a new edition of windows) it says this key won't work

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  2. #2


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    The Key you found is probably the OEM Key.

    Please open an Elevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompt icon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
    At the Prompt, type

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\repfiles.cab

    (note the spaces!)
    two files will be put on your desktop -
    open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the repfiles.cab file for the moment, as it's only backup data
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  3. #3


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language


    i did exactly what you asked me to do and i got only one file under the name (report) but it contains to many codes but which one
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try running this vbs script & see if it shows the key you already have:

    ShowKey.vbs
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  5. #5


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    please post the full report - as requested!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language


    thank you but i don't think i need to because i found my activation key and thank you for helping
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by xbladeoo2oo3 View Post
    thank you but i don't think i need to because i found my activation key and thank you for helping
    How did you find your key ?

    Did you use the vbs script ?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language


    yes i just was placing it in the wrong place
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wrong Licenses key windows 8
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