Updates :: Windows Suddenly Not Activated?

Mar 25, 2014

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

I used my laptop for like 5 days, now suddenly I see the build number mentioned on the desktop, so I checked my activation status and it said windows is not activated

I clicked Activate Now, and it shows my product key ending in: GBFNG-2X3TC-8R27F-RMKYB-JK7QT that is a default installation key and not an actual product key

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".

I used the WMC key, that also says "This key didn't work try another key"

Could this be because I tried to use the Windows Setup box yesterday?

Trying to change the product manually in CMD also didn't work:

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My computer came with pre-installed Windows 8 Single Language but I can't active it. I contacted Microsoft but they didn't response. My error code: 0xC004F074.

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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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Jan 24, 2014

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Jun 10, 2014

I purchased a new ASUS LAPTOP which came with windows 8 installed. When i tried to restart after installing Gtalk i got this message.

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I got this on last friday i.e the 6th of june, ever since i am not able to do anything with my laptop. I don't have windows 8 dvd as well. How do I reboot it?

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I also tried pressing the power button for 15 secs , still no luck. Tried f8 f9 and windows + r and windows+ X keys no luck.

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I upgraded my Dell XPS10 from Windows RT 8 to Windows RT 8.1 Preview.

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Now I'm trying to use a USB recovery drive to roll my XPS10 back to Windows RT 8. Unfortunately I failed to use the recovery files from Microsoft Surface RT, XPS10 could not boot with those files.

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This should take half an hour. After 90 minutes it has rebooted 5 or 6 times. It keeps reverting to the same "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" message. Looks like it might want to reboot through each of those 104 updates.

I'm going to repeat the factory reset and the FIRST thing I will do is disable updates. I'm going to see how long I can work without any updates.

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I was reviewing my windows updates and saw two optional updates that were pending. First one was for MS office and it went through fine. Second one was some update to AMD vision control center. During that update screen flashed couple of times and went for re-start. After that I am unable to get into the system. I tried safe mode/debugging/low resolution mode etc.. But all resulted in the same blue screen with the 0xc000021a error message.

I am able to go only to command prompt. Nothing else (fortunately I am able to backup my photos by connecting external hard drive and using command prompt). I checked the SRT log file but it doesn't say any issue. All passed.

I tried refresh PC but it came back and said "There was a problem refreshing your PC. No changes made".

I tried using win ISO image bootable flash drive. It couldn't get through me in (I just tried with PC repair option when I booted with ISO image).

Is there a way I can get over it without re-installing?

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I do not have a copy of my original windows 8 disc and am at a loss!

I have tried spamming F4, F8, F10 buttons and none are allowing me to enter boot mode.

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Feb 16, 2014

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I tried doing System Restore, but it just hangs. Windows Installer hangs on "preparing to install".

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It never gets any further than this, it never reverts, I have left it running for an entire day and have restarted several times.

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Your use of this software is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement by which you acquired this software. If you are a volume license customer, use of this software is subject to your volume license agreement. You may not use this software if you have not validly acquired a license for the software from Microsoft or its licensed distributors. EULAID:WinBlue_R8_1_ED_PS_V_en-us

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