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Windows 8.1 will not activate with OEM key

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows 8.1 will not activate with OEM key


    Hi,

    My laptop comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, ShowKeyPlus seems to confirm it:

    Code:
    Windows Product Key Information
    
    
    Product  Name:	Windows 8.1
    
    
    Product ID:	00259-60600-00001-AA950
    
    
    Installed Key:	334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
    
    
     OEM Key:   	XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-82M99
    
    
     OEM Edition:   	Win 8.1 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM
    But when I install Windows 8.1 (Core) it does not detect the key. I used the generic key to install. When I try to activate with the key from BIOS it says "That key can't be used to activate this edition of Windows. Please try a different key."

    I wonder what version can it be used to activate? Windows 8.1 Pro?

    I have tried booting the installation media and use the [BIOS] key there but it won't work.

    Here's the WDT Diagnostics Report:

    Code:
    Windows Diagnostic Information
    ------------------------------
    
    
    Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    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: D3VPT
    Active Product Key Pid2: 00259-60600-00001-AA950
    O S Version: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
    Product Name: Windows 8.1
    Processor Architecture: x64
    Edition Id: Core
    Build Lab: 9600.winblue_r4.141028-1500
    Time Zone: South Africa Standard Time(GMT+02:00)
    Active Sku Id: 
    Active Sku Description: 
    Product Uniqueness Groups: 
    Active Product Key P Key Id: 
    Active Product Key Pid Ex: 00000-02596-060-000001-00-1033-9200.0000-1062016
    Active Product Key Channel: Retail
    Active Volume Customer Pid: 
    Offline Installation Id: 
    Domain Joined: false
    Computer Sid: S-1-5-21-2745258160-2934659812-2161200562
    Product L C I D: 1033
    User L C I D: 2070
    System L C I D: 1033
    Code Signing: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    Service Available: true
    Oem Marker Version: 
    Oem Id: 
    Oem Table Id: 
    Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    Model: HP 15 Notebook PC
    Install Date: 20160415035447.000000+120
    Result: PASS
    Tampered Items: 
    Server Props: 0xc004f200
    
    
    ****** Errors from Event Log *****
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80070057
    Command-line arguments:
    1
    Time Written: : 20160415140229.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80070057
    Command-line arguments:
    2
    Time Written: : 20160415140226.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80070057
    Command-line arguments:
    32
    Time Written: : 20160415140223.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415140203.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415135706.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415135052.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80070057
    Command-line arguments:
    0xc004f069
    Time Written: : 20160415134223.000000-000
    Message: License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
    hr=0x80070057
    Command-line arguments:
    0xc004f069
    Time Written: : 20160415134156.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415133748.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415133502.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415120000.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415115944.000000-000
    Message: Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F069
    Partial Pkey=82M99
    ACID=?
    Detailed Error[?]
    
    
    Time Written: : 20160415112055.000000-000
    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=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20160415100406.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415100406.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: : 20160415100406.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415100402.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: : 20160415100402.000000-000
    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=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20160415100342.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415100342.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: : 20160415100342.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0xC004C003
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415100338.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0xC004C003
    Time Written: : 20160415100338.000000-000
    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=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
    Time Written: : 20160415020121.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0x80072EE7
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415020121.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Time Written: : 20160415020121.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0x80072EE7
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415020121.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Time Written: : 20160415020121.000000-000
    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=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=UserLogon;SessionId=1
    Time Written: : 20160415015637.000000-000
    Message: Acquisition of End User License failed. hr=0x80072EE7
    Sku Id=9a8645c4-8908-49bb-8eec-6671a533b17a
    Time Written: : 20160415015637.000000-000
    Message: License acquisition failure details. 
    hr=0x80072EE7
    Time Written: : 20160415015637.000000-000
    
    
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    I have considered the possibility that maybe the key is for Windows 8.1 with Bing, but from what I read in other threads it seems that ShowKeyPlus would display "CoreConnected" instead of just "Core" on OEM Edition.

    Note: The recovery partition was wiped clean, and I can't, unfortunately, use it to reinstall Windows.

    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    You have a Single Language licence - download and install that edition.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    I completely overlooked that!


    Wow. I hadn't noticed that Windows 8.1 Single Language was an actual edition. I didn't know there was Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Single Language. I was pretty sure the Media Creation Tool only showed 4 editions: Core & Pro / Core N & Pro N.

    I am sorry for wasting your time

    Thank you very much for your help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    You're welcome.

    We all over-think things and miss the obvious sometimes, so no worries.

    You did a thorough job in your presentation thus it was easy to solve.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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