Did anyone else's Windows 8 randomly deactivate today

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by windows8lover, May 14, 2013.

  1. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    Did anyone else's Windows 8 randomly deactivate today.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    What about some more details?
     
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  3. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    well when I started up my computer, I got a message from the Action Center saying to reactivate Windows 8, when it was activated and fine yesterday.
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    How did you activate, via KMS or official retail key ?
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Or did you used an "Activator"? Or what else you'd done?
     
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  6. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    I used W!nvator the first time, and then I used my WMC key. This morning, I used Microsoft Toolkit to reactivate it.

    Version I have is: Windows 8 Pro.
     
  7. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    My point of view : too much different processes for activation, you should try a fresh reinstall using MTK only.
     
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  8. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    ok, thanks for the info.
     
  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    here all went absolutely perfect on some boxes both legally and KMSed :D
     
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  10. moderate

    moderate MDL Guru

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    No, absolutely not, the bought Retail doesn't do such things. :))
     
  11. AnarethoS

    AnarethoS MDL Expert

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    My Windows 8 Pro (legal - Retail) with MCE (the free key - Retail - legal) got deactivated Sunday. Had to run the "Slmgr.vbs /ato" to reactivate.

    I have Office 2013 with KMS on the laptop though.
     
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  12. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    interesting. Sunday was no update yet. So reason certainly was somewhere else
     
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  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    It's maybe because of the Internet connection. I had several times to reactivate to while on the move using my Laptop which has only legal apps installed. Also a simple restart would activate again.

    As I use a lot Macros, I created one for re-activation and I need only to press my Hot-Key (3 key's at the same time), That works fast and well.
     
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