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couldn't activate [cbs.log included]

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    couldn't activate [cbs.log included]


    Here is my cbs log Dropbox

    I replaced the hdd on my laptop with a ssd. By cloning, I move everything over and it was working, but today, the activation pops up saying I need to activate my copy of windows. I tried entering the key but its not working...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    It would be best to do a clean install on the SSD. I have seen this done many times and if it's not done correctly it will cause major problems with permissions among other things.

    Link: Clean Install - Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    It would be best to do a clean install on the SSD. I have seen this done many times and if it's not done correctly it will cause major problems with permissions among other things.

    Link: Clean Install - Windows 8
    The laptop did not come with any dvds...


    problem solved. Turns out, all I need is boot from my original hdd, find the key and its activated now. For some reason, it gives me a volume key in my ssd...
    Last edited by intel 4004; 03 Mar 2014 at 14:26.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Excellent work, thanks for posting.
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