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Sep 13, 2013

I bought a new xps12 with Win8 last week and absolutely love it.

However I was given an upgrade key fro Win 8 prowmc. After putting code in it said that this key works, I restarted and it does say windows 8 pro with media centre but it also says that windows is not activated.

I just want to revert back to how it was when I received the laptop last week. I have tried restore both windows and dells and I have made a recovery image with USB but when I try and boot from this it says that there are files missing.

I Just want everything wiping and laptop back to how it was when I unwrapped it.

Is this possible? I know I shouldn't have used the key.

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Nov 7, 2014

My Dell Inspiron All-In-One came with Win8 preinstalled. Purchased from Staples I have the pc for about a year and was forced to do the 8.1 upgrade. The upgrade went ok but now I'm seeing a message that Windows is not activated. I call Microsoft and they said it is a volume license key and I need the retail key. I called Staples - no luck.

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Jun 18, 2014

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Jul 22, 2013

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Oct 25, 2013

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Nov 11, 2014

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the key is not showing as valid.  When I enter the key I get this error code:

Error code: 0xC004F012

I used a tool to get the actual key from the OEM code and when I try to add that key it also rejects the key. Also, the system will install updates but after rebooting but it reverts all the new updates.

Dell XPS One 2710

I tried calling windows and dell support with no luck..

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Nov 4, 2013

With KMSMicro 5.0,I have successfully activated Windows 8.1 Pro (6.3.9600.16384) with KMS key ,but when I add the function of WMC,the system shows that this version windows can not be added functions.Why? In the past ,I activated Windows8 Pro successfully with KMSMicro 4.0,then I added successfully the function of WMC .

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Dec 5, 2013

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Sep 24, 2013

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Oct 1, 2013

my laptop came with win8 core edition. Anyways, i updraged to pro version using add features to windows and activated it. DONE

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Anyways, i decided to try it out. I enter the key in add features and i am surprised to see that it says the key is valid. so i clicked next. It installed fine and when it rebooted i was even greeted with a screen saying everything worked fine. Then i notice windows is not activated. I go to activation and it returns the error saying the key is blocked.

Now my windows has wmc BUT is not activated. I can not use my win8 pro key since it does not have wmc. I searched online and it seems that the only way to go back is to reinstall win8

Is there any way to remove wmc? Or any other way i can activate my windows using my pro product key?

I dont understand if the key was blocked why did it say that the key works :

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I used my retail Windows 8 Pro key to activate Windows 8.1 RTM. Then used my Windows Media Center to add features and get Windoes Media Center

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So I hit the Enter key button and enter my Windows 8 key again, that says : "this key cannot be used to activate this edition of Windows".

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Jan 24, 2014

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