My Windows cannot be activated. I have tried several different methods of activation but none seem to work. My computer was Windows 8 pre-installed before purchase. Because of this I literally have no product key. I have checked my email and searched for anything that seems Windows related just to make sure of a product key to be found.
Eventually I came across a program that told me my product key. After I found my key, I then tried multiple methods of activation and nothing seemed to have worked. I am running Windows 8 on a 64-bit system. This problem started on the 28th of June and I found out that this could be a hacker attacking my key (using a key-gen and my key being used on another computer) how can I solve this!? any method I will try!
When I first installed Windows 8 I got 2 free WMC keys. I used one on my Windows 8 system and never used the 2nd one. I have installed 8.1 preview using the ISO and Hyper-V. Today I used "Add features to Windows 8" using the unused WMC key to install WMC on my 8.1 virtual system and it worked great.
i was reading about how Windows 8 must be activated using a KMS server of some kind, i was wondering is it possible to activate Windows 8 without internet or use infinite trial to avoid connecting to the internet?
Could i create a KMS server hosted on my LAN so i dont have to rely on the internet to activate Windows 8? Is there any method to activate Windows 8 offline?
I too got rid of Norton, but I still have another a/v suite on my Toshiba laptop. Should Windows Defender be activated? A tech person at the company told me there would be no conflict, but that it's up to me.
In general, is it a good idea to have both running?
I brought my zoostorm tower with out an OS and purchased copy of windows 8. Everything was going fine then suddenly when my PC booted up it asked me to activate and took me to pc settings and I get an error saying I couldn't activate try again later or contact support. A google on the the web tells me to run SLUI04 - which I do but after selecting my country it just hangs if I try and activate by telephone it just asks me for groups of numbers which of course I don't have?
I upgrade with windows anytime upgrade windows 8.1 to 8.1 pro with media center. I use key JK7QT.But key not working. Phone activation system says the installation id is not verified. I try disable sound driver and calling again.
I enter new installation id. But says again the instalation id is not verified. Need new key windows 8.1 pro wmc for activation with phone. Or there is no new key?
Maybe upgrade with dvd to enterprise version?Laptop new asus x550c factory pre installed windows 8.1. Need leave this windows version.
I bought a laptop last July it had Windows 8 preinstalled, I had it for about a month and the screen went black on it so i sent it to a guy in my town and he fixed it but ever since it kept telling me to activate Windows 8, but it wont activate when i put in the serial code it says "Error: 0x8007007B The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect"
I've tried to fix it and i'd get it to go away for a while and it'd pop up again but since the other day whenever i turn it on it goes to this blue screen asking me to activate it and after a while on it the blue screen pops up again but it still wont activate it says "Windows can't activate at the moment"
I had Windows 8 Pro with Media Center installed on my Asus K55A laptop and it was 'activated'....no problems! So I decided to install the 8.1 Preview via the Windows Store...installation went fine. However when exploring, I noticed that it was not activated: So I entered in the the product key for my Windows 8 pro information....even purchased a Windows 8 Pro media DVD....have a copy of the email with the purchase price..So I enter in the Product Key that worked successfully with Windows 8 Pro: Received this nice message..
Error Code: 0xC004C003 Error Description: The Activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked
A note that also stated, You need to enter in the product key on the back of Windows 8 box, or the product key that came in the email that you received when you purchased the DVD....I have a copy of the email that I received with the purchased Windows 8 DVD.....there is NO product key listed at all!Now I can not even attempt to customize Windows 8.1 preview, because it is not activated.....
I am quite frustrated to say the least, and even attempted to install (clean) back to Windows 8 Pro with my purchased DVD....when I entered the same product key that was successful (only 3-4 days) ago....the installation process stalled!
So I stuck in a Windows 7 disc.....and at least the system rebooted back into Windows 8.1 Preview....but still no dam activation...I guess my only alternative is to contact Microsoft support... my Windows 8 Pro with Media Center was running beautifully and was fully activated only 2 hrs ago...
How to fix 0xC004C003 Error? (Wiki)
What is 0xC004C003 error?
The 0xC004C003 error is the Hexadecimal format of the error caused. This is common error code format used by windows and other windows compatible software and driver vendors.
This code is used by the vendor to identify the error caused. This 0xC004C003 error code has a numeric error number and a technical description. In some cases the error may have more parameters in 0xC004C003 format .This additional hexadecimal code are the address of the memory locations where the instruction(s) was loaded at the time of the error.
How To Fix 0xC004C003 Error?
Error message when you try to activate Windows 7 or Windows Vista: "An error has occurred"
Error code Description 0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is in use.
I had Windows 8 Professional edition from ASDF India (Association of Software Developers & Faculties). They had provided a KMS Activated version, which after installation, activated Windows 8 automatically. Also to mention that it is a genuine copy, as I had a special password which was provided by them to log in and download windows 8. However, I was not provided any extra Keys.
After running smoothly for 8 months, today out-of-the-blue a message pops up saying Windows 8 is not activated. The error shows as follows :
Error : 0x8007232B Description : DNS Name does not exist.
I tried to follow the steps mentioned in this Microsoft Article Error 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B occurs when you try to activate Windows, but could not solve the error.
2. Install a Windows 8 clean installation 3. Install all drivers 4. Turn-Off Internet 5. Restore the Activation using Advanced Tokens Manager.. Failed 6. Restore the Activation again.. Success 7. Update all O.S. using the Windows Update.. Success
How to install Windows 8 without Product Key and Restore the Activation?
I MAK activated Office 2013 on Windows 8.1 (I have that MAK key, just in case that I require it later on) and also took a backup of spp...Recently I had to reinstall Windows 8.1 along with Office 2013 on it..I have a MSDN Windows 8.1 key that I can use to activate..The thing is, how do I restore my Office 2013 activation through the spp backup?
I recently had to do a system restore through the Dell System Restore programme, however now it appears I cannot activate Windows 8 - I get the "Windows cannot activate right now. Try activating Windows later".
I have tried entering manually through a command prompt but all I get is an error 0x8004F80B. How to resolve this?
I tried the guide for activation backup but on reinstall the WMC is missing, so the restore of the activation status fails. Even it seems impossible to integrate the Media Center into the upgrade due to the encrypted install.esd file.
A fresh install via retail iso also failed with the "core" message (wrong version?) giving a slui code afterwards. How to manage to keep the activation intact using the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade?
Now that Windows 8 cannot be permanent activated with Windows Media Center Key and only KMS working for 180 days, tested this today so this is true only kms 180 days works. So is there any solution any other alternative for permanent activation of Windows 8 and 1 can install all Microsoft updates after permanent activation ....
For Windows 8 core and pro RTM and for Windows 8 Enterprise volume edition MSDN iso ....
A while back, I changed the internal drive in my laptop and restored Windows 8 using the recovery tools on the installation DVD. After reboot, windows was still activated and everything was working fine. Then I resized and moved the partition on the same new drive and activation was still ok.
I just tried a slmgr.vbs /ato and Windows got de-activated!
Edit: Tried re-activating but failed with an error code, then tried phone activation, got a confirmation id but when I clicked next in the activation wizard it said not genuine.
I had to restore a backup of my data.dat file from Linux and my activation came back.
Is this normal?
I am using Windows 8 Professional x86 and added the free Media center Pack.
I have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro Version a few weeks back on my desktop computer running 64 bit version of the OS. The OS was running perfectly fine until today when it started showing activation error. This is not right since I had installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 with a legit key since I have an MSDN subscription As you can see in below pic. It says that you can activate the Windows Machine now
Now I went ahead and tried to activate the windows by the key which I had intially activated and also with a new fresh different key which I haven't any activated windows machine yet. Both the steps didn't yield any fruitful results
1) When I hit "Activate" button
2) When I click "Error Details"
3) When I click "See Support info online" - Nothing happens
I have tried below troubleshooting steps but nothing happened yet
Run sfc/scannow command. This failed at 42%Tried to scan registry and fix the registry by using Advanced System Care 7.2 Pro EditionRefresh the PC. PC was unable to refresh. I had inserted my OS USB DriveTried System Restore to yesterday state. System Restore too failedUninstalled Windows Updates that were installed yesterday.
I bought a lenovo y410p with windows 8 preinstalled. I upgraded it to windows 8.1 using a generic key. Now if I look into my windows 8 key it will show me the generic key I used (using Belarc Advisor).
If I activate it online, the Error code: 0x8007007B comes out...
Part of my job is to prepare new laptops for end users that comes from OEMs. Since the included windows installation on most laptops is loaded with "bloatwares" we used to deploy a fresh Win7 Image in WDS and activate using OEM slic which made them completely legal. That was in the Windows 7 days.
Now I'm trying to do about the same thing with Windows 8 however since there is no SLIC it gets a little bit trickier.
Here is what we are doing right now:
-pull the hard drive from the laptop
-make a backup of 'Store' folder
-Reinstall hard drive, deploy Image or Clone from same model.
-pull the hard drive again
-overwrite content of Store folder with the old one
-Change folder permissions
-put the hard disk back in the laptop, let it boot.
-Windows complain about an activation error, reboot or CMD>slmgr -dli.
The hardest part in fact is to take note of which Store folder goes with which laptop.
What I need to know is that: Is that possible to integrate a loader onto Windows 8 boot loader to reset the activation to trial period and then activate the system with an offline key (activate as offline only)?
This way we could make somekind of loader to set activation status as OK as far as online is not intented. And we can continue to have an trial adventure for life with Windows 8. Is that possible or no one tried it yet?
One more question, does the dev who made that topic has the tool for his method so we can try it on any win8 machine? If so, download link?