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Trying to activate 8.1 Pro with 8.0 Pro key on Kimsufi box

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    8.1 Pro

    Trying to activate 8.1 Pro with 8.0 Pro key on Kimsufi box


    Hi,

    Hopefully somebody can save me from jumping off the roof...

    I have a Kimsufi remote server that for various reason I have had to load with a copy of Windows 8.1 Pro. This should be a retail version that starts up with a "dummy" key and obviously keeps asking to be activated.

    When Windows 8 first came out I purchased one of the discounted Pro licences, and from the 3 days of google-ing I have done I thought I could just enter this key into the activation program of 8.1 and be street legal.

    Of course nothing is that easy! Windows is still reporting that it is not activated and the license is invalid.

    Does anybody have any suggestions? As this is a remote server I am limited as to what I can do with reloading software.

    Below are the details from the diag tool:

    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: J8CKV
    ActiveProductKeyPid2: 00178-11193-67964-AB205
    OSVersion: 6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
    ProductName: Windows 8.1 Pro
    ProcessorArchitecture: x64
    EditionId: Professional
    BuildLab: 9600.winblue_rtm.130821-1623
    TimeZone: GMT Standard Time(GMT)
    ActiveSkuId: 9e473b6d-b591-4c46-9c44-90a865f22e76
    ActiveSkuDescription: Windows(R) Operating System, RETAIL channel
    ProductUniquenessGroups: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    ActiveProductKeyPKeyId: 3fe7b15a-1696-f7e1-2d43-83f1a722cd75
    ActiveProductKeyPidEx: 06401-01781-119-367964-01-1033-9600.0000-0542015
    ActiveProductKeyChannel: Retail
    ActiveVolumeCustomerPid:
    OfflineInstallationId: 521733595308600279143036404087472009509043179302637178051597841
    DomainJoined: false

    Thanks in advance
    ComputerSid: S-1-5-21-488814663-4259979576-379555890
    ProductLCID: 1033
    UserLCID: 2057
    SystemLCID: 1033
    CodeSigning: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    ServiceAvailable: true
    OemMarkerVersion: 0x00020000
    OemId: NEC
    OemTableId:
    Manufacturer: Supermicro
    Model: X8DT6
    InstallDate: 20140526042700.000000+060

    Health Check Data-->
    Result: PASS
    TamperedItems:

    Genuine Authorization Data-->
    ServerProps: 0xc004f200


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

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  2. #2


    There's nothing in that report pointing at the cause specifically... Try running the Licence script - event log may have more pertinent error codes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    8.1 Pro


    I have been trying to run it for most of the day and keep getting permission denied errors but finally got:
    Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Software licensing service version: 6.3.9600.16384

    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: 06401-01781-119-367964-01-1033-9600.0000-0542015
    Product Key Channel: Retail
    Installation ID: 521733595308600279143036404087472009509043179302637178051597841
    Use License URL: https://activation-v2.sls.microsoft....tension=Retail
    Validation URL: https://validation-v2.sls.microsoft....WGA/slwga.asmx
    Partial Product Key: J8CKV
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Remaining SKU rearm count: 1001
    Trusted time: 23/02/2015 19:37:12


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

    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C008
    Sku Id=9e473b6d-b591-4c46-9c44-90a865f22e76
    Time Written: 20150223114517.000000-000

    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0xC004C008
    Time Written: 20150223114517.000000-000

    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=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: 20140525202903.000000-000

    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e
    Time Written: 20140525202903.000000-000

    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: 20140525202903.000000-000

    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e
    Time Written: 20140525202902.000000-000

    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: 20140525202902.000000-000

    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=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: 20140526032859.000000-000

    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=31e71c49-8da7-4a2f-ad92-45d98a1c79ba;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: 20140526032709.000000-000

    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0x80072EE7
    Sku Id=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e
    Time Written: 20140526032708.000000-000

    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Time Written: 20140526032708.000000-000

    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=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: 20140526032708.000000-000

    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0x80072EE7
    Sku Id=8da2dfae-e4f5-4e6a-9272-96f8470e033e
    Time Written: 20140526032708.000000-000

    Message: License acquisition failure details.
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Time Written: 20140526032708.000000-000
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  4. #4


    As expected - the key has been blocked (exceeded it's activation count) - phone activation may work - if not via bot, speak to support.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    8.1 Pro


    Hi again,

    The key has been used twice in the past, but has never been running on more than one system at a time and hasn't been used for at least 6-8 months. I tried Windows 8 when it first came out but couldn't get on with it, and tried it again when 8.1 came out. In both cases I ended up going back to Windows 7. Do both of those trial count against me? I am still trying to get my head around the licensing for Windows 8!

    Thanks for your replies. I'll try and find a phone number for them.
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  6. #6


    No prob. Unfortunately once the actvations server blocks your key there is no other recourse. We had similar problems with WMC upgrade keys... I think the activation count on upgrade keys are set to minimal.

    Try contacting them via Skype - the UK number is toll free.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    8.1 Pro


    I have just called the activation bot and all is ok. I wish I had done that 2 days ago I had no idea that Microsoft would let the old key authenticate like that. Thanks so much for your help.
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  8. #8


    You're welcome. Glad it's sorted
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  9. #9


    Alabama
    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You're welcome. Glad it's sorted
    Super I am having same issues here can you help I have tried everything in forums keep getting error codes

    0xC004C0030xC004F009

    I have tried phone activation still get errors I am running custom new build had to reformat yesterday and it will not activate again

    Due to not having enough $$$ at the time I purchased a legit digital key it installed fine when I got my system built now nothing is working I figured would comment here since I get same error codes.

    My DVD came from Win media creation tool

    Name: Windows(R), Professional edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: **********-****-****-****-***********
    Application ID: 55c92734-****-****-****-**********
    Extended PID: 06401-*****-***-******-**-****-9600.0000-2832016
    Product Key Channel: Retail
    Installation ID: --------------------------------------------------------
    Use License URL: https://activation-v2.sls.microsoft....tension=Retail
    Validation URL: https://validation-v2.sls.microsoft....WGA/slwga.asmx
    Partial Product Key: 46X**
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Remaining SKU rearm count: 1001
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by OdinSon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You're welcome. Glad it's sorted
    Super I am having same issues here can you help I have tried everything in forums keep getting error codes

    0xC004C0030xC004F009

    I have tried phone activation still get errors I am running custom new build had to reformat yesterday and it will not activate again

    Due to not having enough $$$ at the time I purchased a legit digital key it installed fine when I got my system built now nothing is working I figured would comment here since I get same error codes.

    My DVD came from Win media creation tool

    Name: Windows(R), Professional edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, RETAIL channel
    Activation ID: **********-****-****-****-***********
    Application ID: 55c92734-****-****-****-**********
    Extended PID: 06401-*****-***-******-**-****-9600.0000-2832016
    Product Key Channel: Retail
    Installation ID: --------------------------------------------------------
    Use License URL: https://activation-v2.sls.microsoft....tension=Retail
    Validation URL: https://validation-v2.sls.microsoft....WGA/slwga.asmx
    Partial Product Key: 46X**
    License Status: Notification
    Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 1000
    Remaining SKU rearm count: 1001
    That error combination points at a blocked key - can't be sure as you have masked too much on that dlv report.

    I assume you tried phone activation?

    Please post a WDT report - there is nothing in there other than generic codes and partial key (which no-one can mimic from only 5 characters)
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