Brand new HP laptop with default installation serial?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Sheza, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Sheza

    Sheza MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    My friend has a new HP laptop that he bought in the past few months. It came with Windows 8 and, well, when he went to check the activation page today it said it'll expire next month. The product key shown ended in 27GG4 which as posted on here is the gvlk Core default key.

    Any ideas what went wrong here? Did HP provide a duff laptop, or is the retailer to blame?

    Specifically, it says "Your licence to use Windows expires on 07/03/2014" (That's UK date format, so March 7th).
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    oh, if this device came from a regular dealer, it is time to claim an original 8 to be able to update to 8.1
    ... but let me guess: the dealer was a private person, was he?
     
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  3. Sheza

    Sheza MDL Novice

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    The retailer was Very.co.uk which is quite a large online retailer in the UK though I wouldn't put it past them to be dodgy.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    time to go there asap
     
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