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Windows will expire soon and I need to Activate it.

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    Windows will expire soon and I need to Activate it.


    I am Having the same problem. I bought this laptop (Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5531) a while back from BJs Warehouse. It came with Windows 8.0 installed. I had a hard drive crash and was unable to boot the machine. I bought a new hard drive and installed it. The old drive was hosed so I got a CD for Windows 8.0 Pro from work and loaded that. I then had an online service fix things up so that Windows was the activated. He changed a key somewhere. All has been fine for the past 6 or 7 months. Now I am receiving the message that Windows will expire soon and I need to Activate it. The Activation page says it will expire on July 31, 2015. I ran your script and have the OEM and Installed Keys which are different. I also have a CD key that another keyfinder provided. Non of these are activating my version of Windows.
    I have run your Windows Diagnostic tool and the report is below. ope you can help me.

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

    Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    Licensing Status: Licenced
    Licensing Status Reason: 0x00000000
    Local Genuine State: Genuine
    Local Genuine Result P: 1
    Last Online Genuine Result:
    Grace Time Minutes: 41610
    Total Grace Days: 0
    Validity Expiration:
    Active Partial Product Key: 9D6T9
    Active Product Key Pid2: 00261-50000-00000-AA685
    O S Version: 6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
    Product Name: Windows 8.1 Pro
    Processor Architecture: x64
    Edition Id: Professional
    Build Lab: 9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500
    Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time(GMT-04:00)
    Active Sku Id: c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67
    Active Sku Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Product Uniqueness Groups: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Active Product Key P Key Id: ace182fe-75fe-ee4b-31e7-9fb20a237002
    Active Product Key Pid Ex: 06401-02615-000-000000-03-1033-9600.0000-1832015
    Active Product Key Channel: Volume:GVLK
    Active Volume Customer Pid: 05426-00206-271-232107-03-1033-9200.0000-0802014
    Offline Installation Id: 370504086443945846411230745163403222786492759100068078602875284
    Domain Joined: false
    Computer Sid: S-1-5-21-2214417290-3942467757-1893531758
    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: true
    Oem Marker Version: 0x00020001
    Oem Id: TOSASU
    Oem Table Id: TOSASU00
    Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    Model: Satellite S55t-A
    Install Date: 20150130160936.000000-300
    Result: PASS
    Tampered Items:
    Server Props: GenuineId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;OemId=;OptionalInfoId=;Pid=wJ9MLyFpnL+f50aIHQ0r7qRI7dNYNk2Hdf+Kq+ojaQA=;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;TimeStampServer=2015-02-02T22:56:46Z;

    ****** Errors from Event Log *****
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=PGXF3
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]

    Time Written: : 20150703004701.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150703004640.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150703002523.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150703001743.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150703001446.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150703001430.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232D
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702230157.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702230123.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150702230048.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150702230043.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702225829.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702225731.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150702225616.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007007B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702225610.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x800705B4
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=2
    Time Written: : 20150702225509.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x800705B4
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=dca14e37-0c5c-444f-9b35-1e2f161f5ac3;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150702225509.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150701212011.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20150701212009.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=2
    Time Written: : 20150701150112.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150630164307.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20150630164305.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=4
    Time Written: : 20150630162112.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=3
    Time Written: : 20150630161608.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=2
    Time Written: : 20150630161111.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20150630155546.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150630150801.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150630144817.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20150630144813.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=3
    Time Written: : 20150630132514.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=2
    Time Written: : 20150629193430.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=TimerEvent
    Time Written: : 20150629193427.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20150628175436.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x8007232B
    Command-line arguments:
    RuleId=502ff3ba-669a-4674-bbb1-601f34a3b968;Action=AutoActivateSilent;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20150628175433.000000-000

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    It came with Windows 8.0 installed. I had a hard drive crash and was unable to boot the machine. I bought a new hard drive and installed it. The old drive was hosed so I got a CD for Windows 8.0 Pro from work and loaded that
    There may be 2 problems mentioned, one is your version of Win8 Core being different from the Win8 Pro disc you borrowed. The other issue could be the "work" version is the Enterprise version and not intended for home use. The procedure on this page may be a solution, I did it yesterday on an OEM computer where the HDD had failed, worked good. I didn't know if the original was 8.0 or 8.1 and used the 8.1 version, shows as Activated in Properties of This PC. Just be sure to get the right version, either 32-bit or 64-bit.
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  3. #3


    This is your problem,

    Code:
    Active Sku Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    These folks used a volume license key,

    I then had an online service fix things up so that Windows was the activated. He changed a key somewhere.
    Which isn't legal for consumers.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jodydoughty View Post
    I bought this laptop (Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5531) a while back from BJs Warehouse. It came with Windows 8.0 installed.
    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
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  5. #5


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Thanks for posting the link, genet, mine didn't stay in my reply.
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  6. #6


    I agree with the guys above...you can try ShowKeyPlus if unsure of the edition you need.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks for your help. I'm am Activated. Lost all the data on my machine but most of my files are on the cloud. Directions had me delete all of my partitions. I figure that was what wiped my drive. All be back in business sometime tomorrow. Better then having to pay for another Windows 8.1
    Thanks again
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  8. #8


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jodydoughty View Post
    Directions had me delete all of my partitions.
    The instructions have now been updated.

    How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link

    warning   Warning
    Do not delete the partitions on your hard drive, if you have important files on your hard drive and you will not be able to backup your files.

    - Select the partition on which Windows is installed (see screenshot below).
    - Click on the "Next" button.



    - You will receive the following message (see screenshot below): If the partition you've chosen contains files from a previous Windows installation, these files and folders will be moved to a folder named Windows.old. You'll be able to access Windows.old, but you won't be able to use your previous version of Windows.

    - Click on the "OK" button.
    - The installation of Windows will begin.



    Be sure to copy any files that you may want out of the Windows.old folder before you delete it.

    Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 8
    Last edited by genet; 04 Jul 2015 at 05:20. Reason: Added new screenshots
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Windows will expire soon and I need to Activate it.
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