Problem - fail to activate neither Win 8 Pro nor Win 8 Enterprise using a MAK key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by RogerI, May 4, 2013.

  1. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    The copy of MAK was verified workable at time filling in the space provided on the Windows Activation screen. In the Win 8 Pro case, Windows prompts that the grace period had been expired, copy not activated; whereas in the Win 8 Enterprise case, Windows prompts that system server cannot verified it is a valid key.

    What have I done wrong? Or I need a third party tool?
     
  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    If its your own key then talk to M$. If you got key from internet then sorry can't help...
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    First, the K in MAK already means Key. :D

    Is that MAK genuine? You can use Ultimate PID checker to find out if it is maybe blocked (it will check remaining activations with MS servers).
     
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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I've to second that.

    MAK Key discussions not allowed on this forum and there a lot other way around to find what you're looking for. And you still have the choice, if your key isn't your own one to use KMS which works well.
     
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  5. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    All,

    Thx for your valuable response. The MAK was checked and proved to have numbers of activation count available. What leave questionable is the edition of Windows 8 Pro and Windows Enterprise ISO file that I have. Listed below is the file label.

    1) en_windows_8_pro_x64_dvd_915440.iso
    2) 9200.16384.120725-1247_x64frev_Enterprise_VL-_HRm_CENA_x64FREV_EN-US_DVD.iso

    Thx again.
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #7 Tito, May 5, 2013
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    en_windows_8_pro_x64_dvd_915440.iso can also be volume activated if you install correct GVLK (in case of KMS) or use a MAK.
     
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  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Obviously... if you earn it legally.

    ;)
     
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  8. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    Trojan & Tito,

    Very likely I have to find either iso below and try to use my copy of MAK. By the way do I have to remove the key that comes with the ISO first before input the MAK.

    • en_windows_8_enterprise_x86_dvd_917587.iso
    • en_windows_8_enterprise_x64_dvd_917522.iso
    • en_windows_8_pro_vl_x86_dvd_917830.iso
    • en_windows_8_pro_vl_x64_dvd_917699.iso
     
  9. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #11 Carlos Detweiller, May 11, 2013
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    Code:
    Code: 0xC004C004  Description: The activation server determined the specified product key is invalid.
     
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  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #12 pisthai, May 11, 2013
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    Use the MTK2.4.3 Toolkit for to activate! Shouyldn't be a problem
     
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  12. RogerI

    RogerI MDL Junior Member

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    Carlos Detweiller & pisthai

    Thx for your response.

    Activation using a third party tool is not my preference; nevertheless appreciated.