my laptop came with win8 core edition. Anyways, i updraged to pro version using add features to windows and activated it. DONE
everything was fine untill for some stupid reason i remembered that i have a wmc key (the one microsoft gave for free for some time). So i searched my email and found the key. I was not expecting it to work as the time period to install the free key was over.
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 :
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 .
I installed Windows 8 Pro with this key -*****-J8CK4 and activated with KMS. My system works perfectly, but when I have upgrade with free upgrade WMC key I not have function add features and Add features to Windows 8.
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.
I have three Laptops in office and we have windows 8 Pro x64 activated with same Volume License Key. Now I need Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and tried searching 8.1 in store but cant...then tried with windows 8 key and it says you cant use retail key so read in forums that I need windows 8.1 x64 Pro volume License iso file.
Is there any magnet or torrent link where I can download windows 8.1 x64 pro for VL installation? Also tell me if I would be able to activate 8.1 pro x64 VL iso with the existing VL key of windows 8 64bit pro.
I've just activated my teacher's laptop (ASUS K34AS) with Windows 8.1 ProWMC via Skype, but after i shutdown it and restarted, it won't boot. Keep showing error "Your PC ......... We must restart ........." (BSOD) .........
i just got a new computer, it came with windows 7 home premium pre installed, however it is not activated and it says i have 30 days to activate it.
however i dont have a key as i didnt purchase the OS, instead i have ordered Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English OEI/OEM International and my dvd disc comes tomorrow so my question is, can i install windows 8.1 over windows 7? i would just put the disc in delete whats on the harddrive, format it and install my new OS right?
I bought yesterday an OptiPlex 7010 with windows 8. Product key is in the bios as I have read on the internet. Due to a crash of the os I had to reinstall windows 8 using the operating system cd included in the package. I have booted from dvd. After a clean reinstallation the os is not activated and I can not do anything about it because no product key is available. What should I do?
Why I don't have a setting for personalization? I am activated and running a pro edition of Windows 8.1 [URL] .... When I goto main pc info next to my "your copy of windows is activated" is a terms button which gives me [URL] .....
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
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.
I have a virtualbox running on my Ubuntu Server 13.10. My goal is to run virtual machines on HDD, while every other stuff is running on SSD. Because the CD/DVD drive wont work on the server, I had to install Windows 8.1 in Virtualbox on my own computer. After successful installation, I transferred the .vhd file to the server (HDD) and created a new virtual machine from Ubuntu Server / php Virtualbox using the .vhd file I just transferred.
But now the Windows 8.1 running on the server's HDD complains that it is not activated. I tried to activate it using the key card from the box, but it says that the code is not valid.
Yes, the first time I installed Windows 8.1 on Virtualbox on my own computer, I entered the activation code successfully. So I can't make copies from activated .vhd files?
I shrunk the SSD down leaving about 100 GB for Win 8.1 and formatted the remaining space creating an NTFS partition for the Windows 7 (DVD) install. I disabled quick boot and changed the boot order so the optical drive is first. When I attempt to boot from the disk, it freezes before i get to the screen to choose which partition to install to.
So i then changed the bios from UEFI to CSM, and now i make it as far as the screen to choose the partition, but it won't let me install on the newly created SSD partition, with the message: "windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style", greying out the install button when trying to select this partition. However, when I select one of the 1.5 TB HD's, the install button becomes active. But I really want to install Windows 7 on the SSD.
My machine is a Toshiba Qosmio X70 with 32GB ram, two 1.5 TB HD's and a 256 GB SSD
After I DLed GIMP I noticed that several other apps had installed themselves. Just your run-of-the-mill adware opening random popups asking to scan my system for this and that and trying to sell junk. I used Malwarebytes and AdAware. Don't get me started on AdAware, as I think they've been overrun by monkeys. Anywho, AdAware doesn't find anything anymore, whereas Malwarebytes found 40 something issues. It now says my system is clean.
Now the strange thing is, my problem didn't occur until after I deleted the extra programs from my system. I have yet to locate GIMP at all on my system. Firefox and Chrome were both rendered useless, as they were "unable to connect to the proxy server." The store page in Steam gives me nothing but a "-130 error."
The plot thickens... My computer IS connected to the internet, as I am able to play games online through Steam, and I was able to disable the proxy server setting in Firefox. However, when I attempt to disable my system's proxy server settings, it reverts back the second I hit Okay.
I have changed the registry setting from 03(proxy) to 09(auto-detect)....No dice. That change sticks, but appears to change nothing. I have also disabled other proxy settings in the registry that had been activated, changing 1s to 0s. Those changes stick, too, but still nothing.
The only constant is the phrase "some settings are controlled by your systems administrator" plastered in Internet Options. I am logged in as administrator and have even tried merging Brink's .reg file to remove windows update policies.
I've upgraded to Windows 8 RTM this weekend and I'm having this problem: Every time I boot the PC (shutdown or restart), the Num Lock key is off. Since my password uses numbers, and I'm pretty used to type it with Num Lock, I'd like to keep it always on. It was fine on Windows 7. Now, I've searched for it, and there is the "InitialKeyboardIndicators" key on regedit. I have changed values for all of them to "2", and it didn't work. My BIOS say to keep it always on.
I purchased that HP came with windows 8 installed with a product key. I recently purchased a samsung 120GB SSD and wish to install my windows 8 onto the SSD and leave the HD as just a storage drive. When I purchased the computer it came with windows 8 installed and no installation CD. How do I go about obtaining an installation CD, or do I even need one to install it onto my new SSD.