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Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

  1. #61


    That good to hear , I didn't do anything really....but you're welcome anyway..

    BTW have you tried running WDT on the new install... it may have got stuck due to the corruption previously.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    Just tried it again. WDT latest version works perfectly.

    You may not have done anything to help me in particular, but you created some very helpful tools that have me an idea of what I had to do to fix my problem. If it hadn't been for your tools I would've delayed in calling Dell support for at least a day or two.
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  3. #63


    Awesome.... Thanx

    I need to build some more error handling into WDT (it runs on a separate thread.. errors that are not caught and reported back, gets lost.. it then goes into la-la-land)
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  4. #64


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I have uninstalled my present Product Key by typing this "slmgr /upk". How can I recover it? I didn't have any DVD or Label when I bought my surface pro 3.
    Thanks for help.
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  5. #65


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by hessamina View Post
    I have uninstalled my present Product Key by typing this "slmgr /upk". How can I recover it? I didn't have any DVD or Label when I bought my surface pro 3.
    How to view Windows 8/8.1 OEM product key from UEFI firmware (BIOS).

    Open the command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following command.

    Code:
    WMIC Path SoftwareLicensingService Get OA3xOriginalProductKey
    Click image for larger version

    -or-

    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. #66


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Thanks a lot.
    By this way, I found the product key, but whenever I decide to add features to Windows 8.1 from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update, it shows a message: This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key.
    How it works?
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by hessamina View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    By this way, I found the product key, but whenever I decide to add features to Windows 8.1 from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update, it shows a message: This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key.
    How it works?
    What edition does Showkey display for the key?
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  8. #68


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Where should I find the edition of Showkey?
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  9. #69


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I don't use Showkey, I used the code below:
    WMIC Path SoftwareLicensingService Get OA3xOriginalProductKey
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  10. #70


    Quote Originally Posted by hessamina View Post
    Where should I find the edition of Showkey?
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums
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