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Activated Windows 8 keeps asking for activation.

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Activated Windows 8 keeps asking for activation.


    So I've got to use this PC running on Windows 8 recently. It's pretty neat, I have to say. There were no problem first. But lately, it occasionally keeps asking me for activation. Even though I'm pretty sure it is activated.
    Right after startup, and sometimes even during usage, a blue screen pops up, asking me to activate my Windows in the Settings. It even promts me a button to go right there. But clicking on it redirects me to a page that appearently does not exists/is expired - no wonder, as it already is activated.
    Also, if I go into the System, at the bottom it says the Windows is not activated, and a text saying to click there for more informations. But appearently, clicking there redirects me to an other page, which states that the Windows is activated. Typing „slmgr/xpr” into CMD also verifies that my Windows 8 activated.

    So, even though my Windows 8 is proven by itself to be activated, it still acts like it is not. What could've caused this? And how could I fix it? I'd really apreciate if someone could help.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

    Paste this into cmd prompt and check info.txt

    cscript %SYSTEMROOT%/System32/slmgr.vbs -dlv>%HOMEPATH%/Desktop/info.txt

    if the text file is empty - just slmgr.vbs -dlv
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  3. #3

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    So where di you obtain this PC from? Is the Windows 8 install a factory OEM install? It wouldn't happen to be Windows 8 Enterprise would it?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Here is the info.txt;

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host 5.8 verzi˘
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. Minden jog fenntartva.

    Szoftverlicencel‚si szolg ltat s verzi˘ja: 6.2.9200.16693

    N‚v: Windows(R), Core edition
    Leˇr s: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Aktiv l si azonosˇt˘: c04ed6bf-55c8-4b47-9f8e-5a1f31ceee60
    Alkalmaz s azonosˇt˘ja: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    B‹vˇtett PID: 05426-01907-000-000001-03-1038-9200.0000-1762014
    Telepˇt‚sazonosˇt˘: 305006608400934345003654602143105961933801071437518197426698564
    R‚szleges term‚kkulcs: 27GG4
    Licenc llapota: Licencelt
    Windows-aktiv l si adatok alaphelyzetbe llˇt sainak h tral‚v‹ sz ma: 1000
    Megbˇzhat˘ id‹: 2014.07.17. 14:39:10

    It tries to be hungarian, so it looks like some letters are messed up because of the letter coding. But it shows a lots of IDs, keys and as far as I can see it says it is licenced (third row from bottom) - I guess it means the Windows version is licenced.

    About the other question; I don't know. I wasn't the one who bought this PC. My brother's father bought it for him, and I'm just using it, too. And no, it's not Enterprise. It seems to be simple Windows 8.
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  5. #5

    It's hard to read even with Google translate - but it seems you are not legit - Core with a KMS volume licence - you are in grace period thus showing as activated - it will expire in a few days.<br><br>
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  6. #6

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Basically, what it says is:
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation 1996-2001. All rights reserved.

    Softwarelicensing service version: 6.2.9200.16693

    Name: Windows(R), Core edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Activation ID: c04ed6bf-55c8-4b47-9f8e-5a1f31ceee60
    Aplication ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 05426-01907-000-000001-03-1038-9200.0000-1762014
    Installation ID: 305006608400934345003654602143105961933801071437518197426698564
    Partial product key: 27GG4
    Licence status: Licenced
    Number of Windows-activation data resets left: 1000
    Time: 2014.07.17. 14:39:10

    I don't know how are all these called in english, so the translation might not be right.
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  7. #7

    Yes, that is an exploit - it's not even reporting the activation properly:
    Here's an axample of a legit KMS activation

    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
    Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Activation ID: xxxxxx-1b34-41c0-acb7-xxxxxxxxxxx
    Application ID: xxxxxxx-d682-4d71-983e-xxxxxxxxxx
    Extended PID: 00392-00170-918-500000-03-7177-7601.0000-2372011
    Installation ID: 0456489752361854564545646798011488649944261265457487878
    Partial Product Key: HVTHH
    License Status: Licensed
    Volume activation expiration: 254700 minute(s) (176 day(s))
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1
    Trusted time: 17/07/2014 14:18:11

    Key Management Service client information
    Client Machine ID (CMID): xxxxxxxx-18c2-4720-ddf4-xxxxxxxxxx
    KMS machine name from DNS:
    KMS machine extended PID: xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-03-7177-7601.0000-0362014
    Activation interval: 120 minutes
    Renewal interval: 10080 minutes
    KMS host caching is enabled
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  8. #8

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    So you're saying it probably is not a legal copy? It might be true, I don't know - I wasn't the one buying this machine, neither the one installing the OS. But how comes it worked perfectly for a while at the beginning then?
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  9. #9

    KMS activation is temporary - PC's connect to a server on a LAN and obtains activation from it at certain intervals - normally every 180 days (for Windows Pro and Enterprise).

    An exploit was found that could activate Core but only for 30 days in the case of Windows 8 core (or WMC for that matter) and 45 days for Windows 8.1 core/WMC - these versions cannot be activated with a legal KMS server. (Why gvlk KMS client keys even exist for those me)

    Thus to answer your question, your PC was activated initially for 30 days, Windows gives you a further 30 days grace (with warnings to re-activate therafter) - that's where you are now...
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  10. #10

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Yeah, I didn't think you could KMS activate Core? I thought that was an 8 Pro and 8 Enterprise thing. The only VL editions I see on MSDN are Pro and Enterprise. Anyway I had a hunch this system was not activated correctly/legally.
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