my activated w8.1prox64 isn't activated anymore

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by giovahkiin, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. giovahkiin

    giovahkiin MDL Novice

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    #1 giovahkiin, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
    My laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and I upgraded it to Windows 8 Pro x64, activating with Microsoft Toolkit (VL). I upgraded recently (YESTERDAY!) to 8.1 Pro Retail and activated it with a key from somewhere. It worked for a day but I think the key is now blacklisted, so I went to try another key. Unfortunately, my sppsvc is disabled and I can't re-enable it. Should I clean install? I'm due for one anyway... and if I do, what's the best way to activate? (even if it involves installing 8 then upgrading to 8.1)

    Edit: since Server 2012 (maybe R2 as well?) can use Windows Loader, do you think I should just use that and convert it into a workstation?
     
  2. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    hi,

    i'm not sure that ur key is blacklisted.
    i guess u have some troubles with spp service.

    open regedit and browse to:

    HKLM/system/currentcontrolset/services/sppsvc

    and try to set START value to 2.

    good luck.
     
  3. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Try bootstap's method, if not works, try reinstall Windows 8.1 or try other activation method.
     
  4. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Sounds like a malware infection or you modified the system somehow. Running "sfc /scannow" might help.
     
  5. dmerriman

    dmerriman MDL Novice

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    Same thing happened to me, I figured it out. Bootstrap's suggestion is what I had to do to get it activated again.