Urgent help needed!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by gymnosperm, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    I just finished installing Windows 8 Pro x64 RTM and I'm in the middle of activating KMS. I got my free WMC in just less than 5 hours. I'm following this procedure for activating KMS: 1). Activate your copy of windows with a MAK or KMS method
    2). To activate windows using KMS server, run Command Prompt (CMD) as Admin
    and enter the following in the given order:
    slmgr /ipk -J8CK4
    slmgr /skms 147.134.1.42:1688
    slmgr.vbs -ato
    slmgr /ckms
    If the server is running then you will be activated for 180 days. I can't seem to activate it using this command: slmgr /skms 147.134.1.42:1688. Can somebody please link me to a working KMS server. Please help me out. I'm new to this thread and I promise I have done a lot of reading. But I'm getting a bit confused what to do next. Please help! Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The server you try to use is down, since some day (R.I.P.). Try

    kms.dant.net.ru

    instead.
    Regards
     
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  3. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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  4. French frog

    French frog MDL Junior Member

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  5. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    Untitled.jpg So I got this error message when I tried activating using kms.dant.net.ru
     
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  6. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    Hey French frog which of these commands needs correcting? slmgr /ipk -J8CK4
    slmgr /skms kms.dant.net.ru
    slmgr.vbs -ato
    slmgr /ckms
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Please mask the keys in previous posts asap. It´s not allowed to post them here, equal who provides them. Maximum show last 5 digits.
     
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  8. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    sorry! I completely forgot! I know I need to mask it I just forgot sorry! What do I do next? I get an error message (see my attachment above)
     
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  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Is OK, simpy mask them, and from now on.
     
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  10. French frog

    French frog MDL Junior Member

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    or

    lunar21.no-ip.org:80
     
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  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    kms.dant.net.ru should work too (works for me), that´s not where it goes wrong here.
     
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  12. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    Does this mean I'm stuck? :( I just need to activate KMS omg I already have my upgrade key! This is so frustrating! But I'm sure I'm just missing something I need to do correctly. Please help me and sorry if I'm such a noob.
     
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  13. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    I already changed my time zone to Cairo with the lunar KMS. Still it doesn't work. Do I need to be disconnected to the internet while doing this? (lol of course I need to be connected haha but I'm not exactly sure since I'm a noob)
     
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  14. French frog

    French frog MDL Junior Member

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    w32tm /resync

    and retry

    edit

    s1ave :v:
     
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  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Check
    • your region and time settings,
    • sync time against internet time,
    • deactivate firewall
     
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  16. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    Untitled.jpg Now I got this when I run w32tm /resync
     
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  17. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    alright i'll try this now thank you
     
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  18. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    oh my god it worked! Untitled.jpg Now what do I do next? Should I leave the firewall off then put in my WMC key and upgrade?
     
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  19. French frog

    French frog MDL Junior Member

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    #19 French frog, Oct 31, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2012

    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.)
    • Enter add features in the search box, and then tap or click Settings .
    • Tap or click Add features to Windows 8 and then do one of the following:
    • If you already have a product key, tap or click I already have a product key.
    • Enter your product key and click Next.
    • Read the license terms, select the check box to accept the license terms, and then click Add features.
    your PC will restart automatically......
     
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  20. gymnosperm

    gymnosperm MDL Novice

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    I'm now waiting for my PC to restart. Hey French frog and s1ave77 thanks for all the help! I'll keep all the things you taught me in mind! :)
     
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