Activation worked but I still can't change User Picture [Win8 64 Bit]

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  1. magdalene

    magdalene MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am running Win 8 64 bit and activated with the "Windows 8 Activator For Build 9200 (Sep 2012)" off TPB.

    Just discovered that although it works, I still cannot customize the Metro interface, or change the user interface.

    Grateful for any tips on what I can do to solve this!
     
  2. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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  3. -=fantômas=-

    -=fantômas=- MDL Senior Member

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    That's because you used fake activator. In fact your system is not activated, and the only way it looks. Start a command prompt as an admin, type this line: sfc /scannow and press Enter. You'll see the result.
     
  4. s1ave77

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  5. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

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    #6 vjott, Sep 17, 2012
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    Activation did not "work". You are using a tool that replaces some of your system files with patched files which contain god-knows-what modifications. End result: it seems as if your system is activated but it is not and if you downloaded it from a peer-to-peer site, chances are that it might be loaded with some extra "goodies" that will cause you headaches later on. My advice: undo the hactivation and run sfc /scannow as recommended by a previous poster.

    EDIT: Also recommend you run a full system scan with your antivirus of choice.
     
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  6. magdalene

    magdalene MDL Novice

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    Sorry I did not respond straight away. Right after I posted I found another thread about Win 8 activation... I figured my question was so stupid that Mod would not allow it.

    Anyway all is well! I ran SFC /scannow and fixed the hack.
    I managed to do a KMS activation instead!
     
  7. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

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    That's OK. Glad to hear that it worked out. In the future, be careful when trying tools that purport to activate Windows 8 especially from torrent sites.
     
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  8. Loisaltas3

    Loisaltas3 MDL Novice

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    Help me plz


    Can you plz tell me how you did the KMS activation as i am having the same problem you had and i have been searching for hours for the solution
     
  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    After cleaning your system, you have to wait for a kms server to appear to activate this way.
    regards
     
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  10. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    glad my advice worked out for you :D
     
  11. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    jessica,can you sing me a lullaby ?? :D
     
  12. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Better yet, change your avatar....... :sleep2::laie:
     
  13. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    :tooth: you funny :D
     
  14. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    i have settled on this avatar,it represents Superior technological advances in the modern era.. :D
     
  15. vjott

    vjott MDL Member

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    I much prefer this avatar, it's better than your previous seizure-inducing one.
     
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  16. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    this one is much better, the old one give me flash back of acid trip:evil::laie:
     
  17. Nazriy

    Nazriy MDL Novice

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    I used some other activation tool i have this problem too. "Microsoft Windows 8 Activator(All Edition)"
     
  18. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    You have been scammed, fake activator. Read the stickies and reinstall with RTM. or purchase a legit upgrade at 40 bucks for pro.

    Mods, is this thread still relevant? Just causes confusion, one of those "me too" threads.
     
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  19. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    That is really bad...
    ...the life without user-picture...
    ...I can hardly imagine that.
    Only real solution for man after facing such hard trouble is pistol with one bullet.