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  1. #61


    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post

    Can you point me in the right direction on how to re-install from a USB?

    Please see here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    The only USB i have is 3.73GB 4GB is required :/
    That USB drive is fine - the ISO is 3,21 GB (3 454 271 488 bytes) - for GB, the US version won't be much different.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    The only USB i have is 3.73GB 4GB is required :/
    That USB drive is fine - the ISO is 3,21 GB (3 454 271 488 bytes) - for GB, the US version won't be much different.
    So I put the ISO on the USB? correct? also I'm British - I know my times wrong for some reason.
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  3. #63


    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post

    The only USB i have is 3.73GB 4GB is required :/
    That USB drive is fine - the ISO is 3,21 GB (3 454 271 488 bytes) - for GB, the US version won't be much different.
    So I put the ISO on the USB? correct? also I'm British - I know my times wrong for some reason.
    Affirmative... I use Rufus to create the USB

    BTW make sure you choose the correct version - Win 8.1 (not Pro, N or anything other)
    Last edited by Superfly; 13 Dec 2015 at 12:53. Reason: semantics
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  4. #64


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post

    That USB drive is fine - the ISO is 3,21 GB (3 454 271 488 bytes) - for GB, the US version won't be much different.
    So I put the ISO on the USB? correct? also I'm British - I know my times wrong for some reason.
    Affirmative... I use Rufus to create the USB

    BTW make sure you choose the correct version - Win 8.1 (not Pro, N or anything other)
    Alright, I'll let you know how it goes. I appreciate all the help!

    it worked! Thank you so much for the help, I appreciate it!
    Last edited by Sanity; 13 Dec 2015 at 14:58.
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  5. #65


    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sanity View Post

    So I put the ISO on the USB? correct? also I'm British - I know my times wrong for some reason.
    Affirmative... I use Rufus to create the USB

    BTW make sure you choose the correct version - Win 8.1 (not Pro, N or anything other)
    Alright, I'll let you know how it goes. I appreciate all the help!

    it worked! Thank you so much for the help, I appreciate it!
    Awesome!... you are welcome
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  6. #66


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Hi, I recently bought a PC with windows8.1 pre-installed, but it tells me that the product key doesn't work. A product key was not provided (that I can find) but they did include a recovery dvd. Here is what the diagnostic tool is bringing up:

    Diagnostic Report
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    ToolVersion: 6.3.9600.16384
    LicensingStatus: In Notification
    LicensingStatusReason: 0xC004F009
    LocalGenuineState: Invalid license
    LocalGenuineResultP: 0
    LastOnlineGenuineResult:
    GraceTimeMinutes: 0
    TotalGraceDays: 0
    ValidityExpiration:
    ActivePartialProductKey: 3GMCH
    ActiveProductKeyPid2: 00258-90000-00001-AAOEM
    OSVersion: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
    ProductName: Windows 8.1
    ProcessorArchitecture: x64
    EditionId: Core
    BuildLab: 9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505
    TimeZone: Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)
    ActiveSkuId: b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3
    ActiveSkuDescription: Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
    ProductUniquenessGroups: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    ActiveProductKeyPKeyId: df9d0498-0ecb-0af2-94ab-8b243bca691f
    ActiveProductKeyPidEx: 06401-02589-000-000001-02-1033-9600.0000-2622014
    ActiveProductKeyChannel: OEM:NONSLP
    ActiveVolumeCustomerPid:
    OfflineInstallationId: 250231024774708093630890521579055803672301638397021906515491441
    DomainJoined: false
    ComputerSid: S-1-5-21-204414496-1168381973-3664535629
    ProductLCID: 1033
    UserLCID: 1033
    SystemLCID: 1033
    CodeSigning: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    ServiceAvailable: true
    OemMarkerVersion:
    OemId:
    OemTableId:
    Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Model: GA-78LMT-USB3 6.0
    InstallDate: 20151208220855.000000-300

    Health Check Data-->
    Result: PASS
    TamperedItems:

    Genuine Authorization Data-->
    ServerProps: 0xc004f200

    Activation Diagnostic Tool for Windows 8.x
    Created by Superfly for EightForums


    When I run ShowKeyPlus, the installed key matches, but for OEM key it tells me:

    "Error: Getting OEM key from MSDM table
    Key data:
    Source:mscorlib
    Non-negative number required.
    Parameter name: btyeCount"

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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  7. #67


    Hi Hraizor

    You have an OEM System Builder key installed, those are not included in the firmware - it's odd that there is an MSDM table yet the OEM key data is empty (unless the key is not in the correct postion in the table). To confirm my suspicion, run RW Everything portable and check the MSDM tab.

    In addition, can you run the WDT exe or Display_Licence_Info script? We need the event log errors to see why activation is failing.
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  8. #68


    Posts : 2
    8.1


    Here is what the Licence Info script pulls up:

    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), Core edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_COA_NSLP channel
    Activation ID: b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 06401-02589-000-000001-02-1033-9600.0000-2622014
    Product Key Channel: OEM:NONSLP
    Installation ID: 250231024774708093630890521579055803672301638397021906515491441
    Use License URL: https://activation-v2.sls.microsoft....tension=Retail
    Validation URL: https://validation-v2.sls.microsoft....WGA/slwga.asmx
    Partial Product Key: 3GMCH
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Remaining SKU rearm count: 1001
    Trusted time: 12/17/2015 5:07:12 AM




    ************** Errors from Event Log *************


    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=Y4FXB
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]


    Time Written: 20151216013615.000000-000


    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=27F9V
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]


    Time Written: 20151216013521.000000-000


    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0xC004C003
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=31e71c49-8da7-4a2f-ad92-45d98a1c79ba;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: 20151209030909.000000-000


    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3
    Time Written: 20151209030909.000000-000


    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: 20151209030909.000000-000


    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3
    Time Written: 20151209030908.000000-000


    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: 20151209030908.000000-000


    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0xC004E028
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=31e71c49-8da7-4a2f-ad92-45d98a1c79ba;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=b080aea2-e6c5-4b22-838e-fa4a21c931e3;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: 20151209030908.000000-000

    I ran the RW Everything program but I'm not really tech savvy enough to find the MSDM tab is seems, I'm sorry
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  9. #69


    OK, the poblem is your key is blocked.

    Sequence of events:
    2015/12/08 : Installation
    2015/12/09 : Activation failed due to blocked key
    2015/12/16 : 2x Attempts to install invalid key

    Suggest contact the seller for a genuine key.

    Regards the RW Everything report - it should look like this if there is an OEM key - I suspect not though
    Click image for larger version
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  10. #70


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    I have windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron laptop.
    I tried to do a Dell Restore but now I can't activate Windows.
    It won't accept my OEM Windows key.
    Windows 8 came with my laptop.

    Running WDT it says invalid licence but I bought the laptop legally.
    I also get the error 0xc0000022 sometimes.

    I started the Software Protection Service before running WDT but after WDT it had stopped for an unknown reason.

    I ran WDT and got this result:

    Windows Diagnostic Information
    ------------------------------

    Tool Version: 6.2.9200.16384
    Licensing Status: Unlicenced
    Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004F014
    Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
    Local Genuine Result P: 0
    Last Online Genuine Result:
    Grace Time Minutes: 0
    Total Grace Days: 0
    Validity Expiration:
    Active Partial Product Key: M4DHT
    Active Product Key Pid2: 00179-60240-27497-AAOEM
    O S Version: 6.2.9200.2.00010300.0.0.101
    Product Name: Windows 8
    Processor Architecture: x64
    Edition Id: Core
    Build Lab: 9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247
    Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)
    Active Sku Id:
    Active Sku Description:
    Product Uniqueness Groups:
    Active Product Key P Key Id:
    Active Product Key Pid Ex: 05426-01796-024-027497-02-4105-9200.0000-2962012
    Active Product Key Channel: OEMM
    Active Volume Customer Pid:
    Offline Installation Id:
    Domain Joined: false
    Computer Sid: S-1-5-21-2888928341-1759600752-2764383063
    Product L C I D: 1033
    User L C I D: 1033
    System L C I D: 1033
    Code Signing: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    Service Available: false
    Oem Marker Version: 0x00020001
    Oem Id: DELL
    Oem Table Id: QA09
    Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    Model: Dell System Inspiron 7720
    Install Date: 20121022192218.000000-240
    Result: PASS
    Tampered Items:
    Server Props: 0xc0000022

    ****** Errors from Event Log *****
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.2.9200.16384
    Time Written: : 20160101195018.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.2.9200.16384
    Time Written: : 20160101194946.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.2.9200.16384
    etc. Software Protection service failed to start.

    -------------------------
    running slmgr dlv gave me this:
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Error: 0xC0000022 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC0000022' to display the error text.
    Last edited by GMO123; 02 Jan 2016 at 23:51. Reason: added info
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