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I can not activate Windows

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    I can not activate Windows


    Hi guys,

    I would greatly appreciate any help with activation. Here are the facts:

    I have been running Windows 8 PRO OEM version on my laptop for over a year without any issues. For several months I have been prompted by the OS to "Install Windows 8.1 upgrade" but I have always been clicking "later" as I really did not want to mess with my production system. Eventually the upgrade was installed automatically and now I can not activate Windows... I get the following using Superfly's diagnostic script:

    Code:
    Diagnostic Report-----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    ToolVersion:            6.3.9600.16384
    LicensingStatus:            Unlicenced
    LicensingStatusReason:    0xC004F014
    LocalGenuineState:        Invalid license
    LocalGenuineResultP:        0
    LastOnlineGenuineResult:    
    GraceTimeMinutes:        0
    TotalGraceDays:            0
    ValidityExpiration:        
    ActivePartialProductKey:    4M2MQ
    ActiveProductKeyPid2:        00180-20017-54950-AAOEM
    OSVersion:                6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
    ProductName:            Windows 8.1 Pro
    ProcessorArchitecture:    x64
    EditionId:                Professional
    BuildLab:                9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
    TimeZone:                FLE Standard Time(GMT+02:00)
    ActiveSkuId:            
    ActiveSkuDescription:        
    ProductUniquenessGroups:    
    ActiveProductKeyPKeyId:    
    ActiveProductKeyPidEx:    55041-01802-001-754950-02-2057-9200.0000-3102014
    ActiveProductKeyChannel:    OEM:NONSLP
    ActiveVolumeCustomerPid:    
    OfflineInstallationId:    
    DomainJoined:            false
    ComputerSid:            S-1-5-21-2981788697-79362257-475415148
    ProductLCID:            2057
    UserLCID:                1033
    SystemLCID:                2057
    CodeSigning:            SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    ServiceAvailable:        false
    OemMarkerVersion:        0x00020001
    OemId:                    LENOVO
    OemTableId:                TP-G5
    Manufacturer:            LENOVO
    Model:                    2447CK6
    InstallDate:            20141106125450.000000+120
    
    
    Health Check Data-->
    Result:                TAMPERED
    TamperedItems:            C:\WINDOWS\system32\sppsvc.exe;C:\WINDOWS\system32\en-GB\sppsvc.exe.mui;
    
    
    Genuine Authorization Data-->
    ServerProps:            0x800700d8
    
    
    
    
    Activation Diagnostic Tool for Windows 8.x
    Created by Superfly for EightForums
    I have spend the whole day trying to troubleshoot this to no avail. Under health check data it says "tampered" even though all updates have come from normal Windows Update.

    What could be wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2



    The "unknown" errror 0x800700d8 refers to Windows not being able to process system files.

    This could be due to outdated Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

    Alternatively, a corrupted update.. check by running sfc and dism .. David has a handy script here:

    Let me know the results of that... if that passes we can try rebuilding the licencing store otherwise a refresh may have to be done with a clean ISO download.

    Good luck
    .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post

    The "unknown" errror 0x800700d8 refers to Windows not being able to process system files.

    This could be due to outdated Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

    Alternatively, a corrupted update.. check by running sfc and dism .. David has a handy script here:

    Let me know the results of that... if that passes we can try rebuilding the licencing store otherwise a refresh may have to be done with a clean ISO download.

    Good luck
    .
    Hi Superfly,

    Thanks a lot - indeed it was a corrupted update that seems to have caused all this. sppsvc.exe service was corrupted. I run sfc / dism /sfc and even though it said it could not repair all files, it did fix the above service. Now windows seems activated.

    Once again thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by SlySys View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post

    The "unknown" errror 0x800700d8 refers to Windows not being able to process system files.

    This could be due to outdated Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

    Alternatively, a corrupted update.. check by running sfc and dism .. David has a handy script here:

    Let me know the results of that... if that passes we can try rebuilding the licencing store otherwise a refresh may have to be done with a clean ISO download.

    Good luck
    .
    Hi Superfly,

    Thanks a lot - indeed it was a corrupted update that seems to have caused all this. sppsvc.exe service was corrupted. I run sfc / dism /sfc and even though it said it could not repair all files, it did fix the above service. Now windows seems activated.

    Once again thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
    You're welcome, thanx for reporting back...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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