1.    04 Oct 2014 #1

    Activation woes - Windows needs activation to personalize


    Hi there

    anybody else got this -- trying to personalize PC -got you need to activate windows before you can personalize PC.

    Now what do I do !!!!!?!

    Is this normal (I did an UPDATE rather than a new install BTW).


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    04 Oct 2014 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,300
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Jimbo,

    See if you may be able to activate with the same Windows 10 Technical Preview key below.

    Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

    https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...l-preview.html

    You should be able to use the same OPTION TWO below for Windows 8 in Windows 10 as well.

    Activate Windows 8 Online
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  3.    04 Oct 2014 #3

    For those of us not doing a fresh (from setup in root folder) Enterprise install - it will install a default volume licence key rather than the key in pid.txt

    Product Name: Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise
    Product ID: 00137-50010-01506-AA991
    Installed Key: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
    Key Status : Valid
    PID : 00137-50010-01506-AA806
    Extended PID : 00000-01375-001-001506-00-7177-9600.0000-2782014
    Activation ID : 72e02447-a7bc-462c-9c3d-e5c919a5140a
    Product Description : Win 8 RC Enterprise Retail
    Edition ID : Enterprise
    Part Number : [TH]X18-05586
    Key Type : Retail
    Eula Type : Retail
    Group ID : 1375

    Strange to see a retail Enterprise key...
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  4.    05 Oct 2014 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    For those of us not doing a fresh (from setup in root folder) Enterprise install - it will install a default volume licence key rather than the key in pid.txt

    Product Name: Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise
    Product ID: 00137-50010-01506-AA991
    Installed Key: PBHCJ-Q2NYD-2PX34-T2TD6-233PK
    Key Status : Valid
    PID : 00137-50010-01506-AA806
    Extended PID : 00000-01375-001-001506-00-7177-9600.0000-2782014
    Activation ID : 72e02447-a7bc-462c-9c3d-e5c919a5140a
    Product Description : Win 8 RC Enterprise Retail
    Edition ID : Enterprise
    Part Number : [TH]X18-05586
    Key Type : Retail
    Eula Type : Retail
    Group ID : 1375

    Strange to see a retail Enterprise key...
    Yep, since April this year you can buy Windows Enterprise without SA.
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  5.    05 Oct 2014 #5

    Hi there

    Brinks suggestion - SLUI 3 worked - it accepted the product ID from my TechNet download -- my subscription expires on the 10 Oct (sob sob !!!!).

    As far as Enterprise Retail version exists - good idea if you want to use WINDOWS TO GO - hopefully that won't be restricted to the Non Retail or VL versions only.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 05 Oct 2014 at 04:12.
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  6.    05 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi there

    Just an addendum

    I got rid of the whole kybosh by restoring an image I had with just a LOCAL account - The whole Ms Account thing totally hosed me up royally - I needed a NEW user name for Local account so I had mega problems connecting to shares and other services on a LAN since the logins often required a USER ACCOUNT on the machine you were logged on to as well as an account on the Remote shares etc. I wasn't going to re-configure configurations on the LAN.

    The whole Ms account login is total B/S IMO . I'm sticking with LOCAL accounts as before.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    06 Oct 2014 #7

    Thanx for the feedback, Jimbo - I stick to local accounts and have not had any problems with Samba etc.

    I doubt M$ account networking was a high priority during testing as this version of Windows is directed at enterprises, but hopefully it's something that they will look into nevertheless.
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