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Windows 8 activation

Product Name: Pavilion
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

 

I bought a HP laptop almost 2 years ago with a pre installed windows.

 

Couple of weeks ago windows started asking me to activate for the first and when I tried to activate it shows , it can not be done now. contact systen admin.

 

I contacted microsoft and they advised me to contact HP.

 

Have no idea why all of a sudden windows asked me for an activation code.

 

Could someone help me with this.windows.png

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Re: Windows 8 activation

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Use the first link for the information to get your windows product key from your system, and use the second link for the information to activate windows manually

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-recover-windows-88-1-product-key-from-bios/

 

http://www.urtech.ca/2012/08/solved-windows-cant-be-activated-right-now-windows-8/

 

 

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Hi

 

Use the first link for the information to get your windows product key from your system, and use the second link for the information to activate windows manually

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-recover-windows-88-1-product-key-from-bios/

 

http://www.urtech.ca/2012/08/solved-windows-cant-be-activated-right-now-windows-8/

 

 

Dan Asee



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You made my day..perfectly fine.. EVen the microsfot guy wasnt able to help me. He was trying to sell me a new windows.. Thanks alot.. Smiley Happy 

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I was really frustrated to know this problem ,But thanks a lot for your help. It worked like a charm.Smiley Happy


Dan_Asee wrote:

Hi

 

Use the first link for the information to get your windows product key from your system, and use the second link for the information to activate windows manually

 

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-recover-windows-88-1-product-key-from-bios/

 

http://www.urtech.ca/2012/08/solved-windows-cant-be-activated-right-now-windows-8/

 

 


 

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Re: Windows 8 activation

Hi,

Appreciate the help below. My laptop stopped booting into windows (8.1 Pro) the other day. After running several diagnostics, (memory, disk, system board, etc,) with no problem found, I tried the System Restore from Bios\troubleshooting. (not wanting to have tto re-install all my applications).  

 

After restore, i was presented with the Actiavte Windows screen looking for a Product Key.

I don't recall receiving a product key as the laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed.

 

I tried the product key provided by the First Suggestion above (pkeyuibx). which did find a key. Unfortunatey, MS came back with "This product key doesn't work." Even thought the last 4 digits matched the Current product key shown.

 

I tried the online activation, again, MS said that it could not activate this version.

Problem is that I need to activate windows 8 in order to upgrade to windows 8.1 pro (which I have a product key for).

Tried using a winodws 8.1 pro iso and PK, but it would not accept it this way.

Quite frustrating that the restore doesn't automatically activate....arghhhh.

 

Any help appreciated.

Doug

 

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Re: Windows 8 activation

ha....ha...

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Solved the problem myself. Microsoft helped to get my windows 10 pro os installed.
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Does your daddy know you are playing with his computer? Naughty boy.
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