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Windows 8.1 keeps saying to activate

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 keeps saying to activate

    I keep getting pop ups saying "activate windows within 1 day" so I click activate but it freezes and another one comes up
    It happend after I downloaded a file delete a file it never stopped
    I've tried multiple fixes but non worked
    I'm running a hp laptop windows 8.1
    I goto settings and it says windows is activation
    In safe mode it never shows up

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  2. #2

    We will need a WDT report - see the first post here.

    May be a general malware issue if a downloaded file has caused it.
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  3. #3

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    Now that I'm thinking it might be malware, a lot of the options are blurred out and it asks me for my full product key
    I would take a pic but I don't have my phone in me
    I'll run Malware bytes and I'll report back
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  4. #4

    OK good luck - remember to run integrity fixes like dism /restorehealth and sfc /scannow as well...if you have corruptions.
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  5. #5

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    Malware came up clean
    Pc does not wanna down the wdt
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  6. #6

    Not much we can do now - I note your concern expressed in the WDT thread - it's helped quite a few here. So be rest assured it uses MS' own utilities to generate the report.

    Your best bet will be a clean install - back-up what you can beforehand - if the problem persists then we can start from there.
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