Windows 8 error 0xc004fe00

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  1. kohht

    kohht MDL Novice

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    #1 kohht, Apr 7, 2013
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    Hi guys, I need help here regarding activation problem with Windows 8.

    Firstly, this is how thing goes.

    Recently, I bought a "Windows 8 Pro Media Center Pack" from local store and.. this was a big mistake.

    When I got back home, I try to clean install Windows 8 for my new RIG, I found out WMC pack was only for adding feature and not for installing Windows 8 Pro.. dumb me.

    Trying hard to find solution in this forum, searching high and low for fix, I came across this thread called " Creating a Windows 8 AIO with Media Center manually".

    The part I did was "Create a Windows 8 Pro with media center iso only".
    Using my friends computer to do it, I got stuck in the part which need to do something with "Data.dat".

    I don't really understand what it wrote there.

    "Keeping the image mounted and viewing hidden files and folders take ownership of the data.dat file and then delete it in C:\win8\mount\Windows\System32\spp\store\data.dat

    and replace with data.dat
    ".

    After taking some time to think what does it mean, I finally came an idea of doing something that may not be right..

    This is what I did.

    1. Delete data.dat in C:\win8\mount\Windows\System32\spp\store\data.dat
    2. Copy my friend computer "data.dat" in his system and place into C:\win8\mount\Windows\System32\spp\store. (Copy ownership? This is what I think it mean.)

    After everything was done, burn into DVD, I manage to get everything work but.. the activation just can't get it work.

    Try to run cmd with admin and type slmgr /rearm, i got this message.

    Error: 0xC004FE00 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004FE00' to display the error text.

    Try other method like Enter New Key still doesn't work. Check the media boot install still no go. Buy Windows 8 said can't do it in current region.

    Please help.

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    After searching internet about "data.dat" and little understanding of this file, here is some of the info of my friend laptop.

    OS:Windows 8 Pro
    BIT: 64
    Other MS product: MS office 2010 with EZ-activation. " Office 2010 Toolkit "
     
  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Which version of windows 8 was installed before all this mess?
    Is it branded PC\laptop that has windows 8 pre installed?

    Method you are using will not work & is not genuine for bought Keys.... Go right way...
     
  3. kohht

    kohht MDL Novice

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    No, this PC have not install any OS. Newly build.

    If you are asking about the creating of the Windows 8 pro with media center DVD, was done on a laptop which is running Windows 8 pro x64.
     
  4. rrohela

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    #4 rrohela, Apr 7, 2013
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    So you don't have base OS licence & bought WMC pack for that...:g:

    If you could buy pro licence than do that, above method you are trying will not work as already blocked by M$..

    You could try phone activation....First install windows 8 pro & KMS activate it, use MTK

    Then disconnect internet from PC & use bought WMC key to ADD feature. Restart & use phone activation to activate product...

    This method will work or not? not sure but chance are high. Using this method if you managed to activate you windows even then still M$ can deactivate that any time, coz method is not genuine...
     
  5. kohht

    kohht MDL Novice

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    Sadly, I got some argument with the local shop. At first, I didn't want to buy this "WMC pack" but the sale claim that it can work even on CLEAN install. I when back to the store and had some argument. He claim that I opened the box. So there's nothing for me to do about it.

    Anyway, thanks reohela.
    By the way, I never touch KMS activation before. Any risk doing that will cause damage to any system file??
     
  6. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Last question what you bought 99$ pack or 9$ pack???
     
  8. Smorgan

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    You can't transfer the temporary licensing store information to another computer. Each machine is licensed by hardware ID's and the perm license store is cache.dat right now you have a corrupt activation state which isn't activated or deactivated. It isn't even licensed as seen with slgmr.vbs. Your not a gray area licensing wise from my knowledge of doing this kind of stuff on purpose ;). Now I would delete data.dat and cache.dat so you can reset the activation and activate with kms.
     
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  9. s1ave77

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    He was trying the tokens swap trick, which was closed in december last year :D. It was working before that date :cool2:.
     
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    #10 hbhb, Apr 7, 2013
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    just a bit late I think :rasta: maybe he been smoking some ganja
    Dude, go kms route, then use u r wmc
     
  11. kohht

    kohht MDL Novice

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    #11 kohht, Apr 7, 2013
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    I bought it at 89SGD.
     
  12. s1ave77

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    I only responded to the Windows Activation Expert-Post :D.
     
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    #13 kohht, Apr 7, 2013
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    I think I will just do clean install again without doing any mod to the image.
    Oh well. Just want to get things work ended up messing up. Thanks btw.
     
  14. kohht

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    Haha. Sure. Will update here once got it working. Right now is late here. Will do it next afternoon. :tea:
     
  15. rrohela

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    So basically you bought Windows 8 to "windows 8 pro WMC pack".... I will suggest you buy "windows 8" NOT "Windows 8 PRO" upgrade pack online.... That will cost you less & then use your "PRO WMC pack" to upgrade to pro & wmc same time...
     
  16. kohht

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    Aww. Man.. Too late now.
    I bought a copy Windows 8 pro from local trusted store. Happy with the system now. But will keep the WMC pack since I don't really use WMC. Maybe soon or later will add into features. Thanks reohela
     
  17. rrohela

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    #17 rrohela, Apr 8, 2013
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    You are welcome..:biggrin: But check with M$ or post at M$ blog... I don't think your "windows 8 pro WMC pack" key will work with windows 8 pro to add WMC, as pack is to update "windows 8" to "windows 8 pro with WMC".

    Still you will get answer only when you try to add feature....
     
  18. Smorgan

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    That is correct sir.

    First you need a Windows 8 (then upgrade to Windows 8 Pro key) or Windows 8 Pro. Then you can update to Windows 8 Pro with Media Center which is kinda crappy in my opinion. I mean there are better software packages you can use hehe.
     
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  19. kohht

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    Sure. I think I won't be adding the key for WMC. Will keep it. No point for me to add as I never really use WMC. Tested in Windows 7 before which is no no for me, just can't do the job.

    Maybe when I set up another RIG, will buy a copy of windows 8 and add the WMC pro pack into it. Cost saving. :cool: