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  1. #1


    Manchester uk
    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro

    windows 8.1 pro activation


    I have an Acer aspire 5745PG laptop touch screen,it was running windows 7 when new,I bought windows 8 pro and installed it then upgraded to 8.1 pro,i lost a lot of space on my hard drive so i wiped it with wipedrive that cleared up my hd size so i did the same again installed windows 8 with my disc i bought from pc world then upgraded the free upgrade to 8.1 now i get activate windows message all the time,when i try it says i need to buy another key.It works fine the 8.1 pro apart from constant messages asking me to activate.I tried activating by phone but to no avail.

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  2. #2


    Welcome to EF,

    Run this to check licence state.
    windows 8.1 pro activation Attached Files
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  3. #3


    Manchester uk
    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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  4. #4


    Not sure why you getting that ?running from a temp folder?) anyway try this in cmd prompt as admin

    slmgr.vbs /dlv
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  5. #5


    Manchester uk
    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


    It is saying grace time expired
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  6. #6


    Need to check the other stuff it displays - if you don't want to display it - try running the script again and PM me the txt file or the screen dump from the abbreviated cmd.
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  7. #7


    Manchester uk
    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


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


    Software licensing service version: 6.3.9600.16497


    Name: Windows(R), Professional edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: 9e473b6d-b591-4c46-9c44-90a865f22e76
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 06401-01781-014-000000-00-2057-9600.0000-2092014
    Product Key Channel: Retail
    Installation ID: 355404639568504309024231161589426929366431473778237016218057283
    Use License URL: https://activation-v2.sls.microsoft....tension=Retail
    Validation URL: https://validation-v2.sls.microsoft....WGA/slwga.asmx
    Partial Product Key: CRYQH
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Remaining SKU rearm count: 1001
    Trusted time: 31/07/2014 11:31:19
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  8. #8


    You have a generic key installed...

    Run from cmd prompt admin

    slmgr -ipk xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx
    (where the x's represent your pruchased key) thereafter...

    slmgr /ato.
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  9. #9


    Manchester uk
    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


    I got a message saying key installed,what do you mean by thereafter slmgr /ato.do you mean if i have to do it again i run cmd as admin and type slmgr /ato.plus the key
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  10. #10


    No, the first command installs the key..

    The second activates.(i.e. key no longer needed)

    PS there is no fullstop after the cmd...just

    slmgr /ato
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