Windows 8.1 strange activation issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Bluescreen, May 4, 2016.

  1. Bluescreen

    Bluescreen MDL Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2009
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    Hi,

    I have a machine with Windows 8.1 Pro WMC legit installed.
    I have installed GWX control panel (don't want W10 now). Think I have run DWS. once.

    The issue: Frequently , Windows 8.1 show not activated, and got I the watermark if I am disconnected from Internet.
    I Found an error into system log: unable to connect "IP 204.79.197.200" ... Witch is :
    ECN-NETWORK a-0001.a-msedge.net.
    Does Windows 8.1 needs to be connected to MS servers in order to run ?
    What's wrong with activation status. ?
     
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  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    sounds DNs or some mod done to block telemetry ??

    try adwcleaner from toolslib.net
    then windows repair all in one from tweaking.com
    run in safemode with net on default setting..and takes about 50 mins.

    then sfc /scannow
     
  3. Bluescreen

    Bluescreen MDL Senior Member

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    I have done all the above. All is ok but Telemetry is disabled by GP. sfc /scannow is ok.
    Did not know it was necessary even offline mode to have Telemetry enabled.
    This issue come approximately each 2/3 days. I don't use much this computer connected to Internet.
     
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