Windows 8.1 Activation Error

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by deepak2001, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. deepak2001

    deepak2001 MDL Novice

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    Trying to activate windows 8.1 with windows 8 upgrade key
    Any help will be great
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Dec 17, 2013
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    Code:
    Windows Activation
    
    An error has occurred
    
    You can also contact Microsoft by phone to help resolve this problem.
    
    Code:
    0xC004F069
    
    Description:
    The Software Licensing Service reported that the product SKU is not found.
    
     
  3. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    #3 mabaega, Dec 17, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
    Make sure the edition of Windows 8.1 installed on your computer accordance with upgrade key you have.


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    For Windows 8 Pro Retail

    U can Install Windows 8.1 directly with the generic product key.

    Once Windows 8.1 is installed you may go to system properties and change product key.
    Input your actual Windows 8.0 product key and it will activate.

    or from command prompt, type

    slmgr /upk
    slmgr /ipk (your win 8 Key)
    slmgr /ato


    Backup your system before test!