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Unable to activate Windows 8.1 OEM License, says it is KMS Volume License

Q: Unable to activate Windows 8.1 OEM License, says it is KMS Volume License

Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date: 11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID: 8198
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" Guid="{E23B33B0-C8C9-472C-A5F9-F2BDFEA0F156}" EventSourceName="Software Protection Platform Service" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">8198</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-11-02T15:21:03.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>279</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Temp-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data>hr=0xC004F074</Data>
<Data>RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable</Data>
</EventData>
< /Event>


Here's the diagnostic report:

<DiagReport>
< LicensingData>
<ToolVersion>6.3.9600.16384</ToolVersion>
<LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_NOTIFICATION</LicensingStatus>
<LicensingStatusReason>0xC004F056</LicensingStatusReason>
<LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_INVALID_LICENSE</LocalGenuineState>
<LocalGenuineResultP>0</LocalGenuineResultP>
<LastOnlineGenuineResult></LastOnlineGenuineResult>
<GraceTimeMinutes>0</GraceTimeMinutes>
<TotalGraceDays>0</TotalGraceDays>
<ValidityExpiration></ValidityExpiration>
<ActivePartialProductKey>9D6T9</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00261-50000-00000-AA574</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 8.1 Pro</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>Professional</EditionId>
<BuildLab>9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId>c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67</ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
<ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
<ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>ace182fe-75fe-ee4b-31e7-9fb20a237002</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
<ActiveProductKeyPidEx>06401-02615-000-000000-03-1033-9600.0000-2722013</ActiveProductKeyPidEx>
<ActiveProductKeyChannel>Volume:GVLK</ActiveProductKeyChannel>
<ActiveVolumeCustomerPid></ActiveVolumeCustomerPid>
<OfflineInstallationId>407442684058819857250544485124615311535525728391151350062931526</OfflineInstallationId>
<DomainJoined>false</DomainJoined>
<ComputerSid>S-1-5-21-3609811848-1351913383-3592527090</ComputerSid>
<ProductLCID>1033</ProductLCID>
<UserLCID>1033</UserLCID>
<SystemLCID>1033</SystemLCID>
<CodeSigning>SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED</CodeSigning>
<ServiceAvailable>true</ServiceAvailable>
<OemMarkerVersion>0x00020001</OemMarkerVersion>
<OemId>HPQOEM</OemId>
<OemTableId>SLIC-MPC</OemTableId>
<Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer>
<Model>HP 355 G2 </Model>
<InstallDate>20151030162655.000000-240</InstallDate>
< /LicensingData>
< HealthCheck>
<Result>PASS</Result>
<TamperedItems></TamperedItems>
< /HealthCheck>
< GenuineAuthz>
<ServerProps>0xc004f200</ServerProps>
< /GenuineAuthz>
< /DiagReport>

Let me know if you need anything else, all help is GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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Windows Script Host
---------------------------
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Hi

Just a quick question regarding Microsoft office license installs.

I have just been working on an unbootable computer. Prior to this I asked the user what she would like me to back up regarding docs, music etc etc.
In conversation she told me that she had Office 2003 on the system, her software allowed her three licences to install on three different systems which she had done. I managed to fix the computer without loosing anything in the end.

My question is, would I have been able to reinstall Office and activate it just by reinstalling and supplying the VLK if I had reformatted and reinstalled the Operating System.

Thanks in advance of any replies.
jodav

A:Office volume license

You should be able to do so with no problem. If you do, however, have an issue you can simply call MS and they'll take care of it on the phone.

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I bought a laptop in Thailand with Windows 8.1 Pro pre installed. 11 months down the road it has expired and will not activate using the code I was supplied. I have now been told that it is a volume license and never should have been supplied to me as
a personal computer. How do I activate this product?

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Recently decided to use my old server (Dell, Xeon processor) as a regular work station, PC. The hard drive has been formatted, deleted and loaded with a W7 Pro (enterprise), everything seems to be ok but at the time to try to activate the license through my license server this is the message I'm getting:

The software licensing service reported that the computer could not be activated with a volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from qualified operating system. Error 0x004F035.

Also, no way to join domain !!!!!

Any ideas, thanks in advance

George

A:Invalid volume license key

It depends on where you got your Win7 Enterprise version. Some can only be activated on a volume business network.

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I have a volume license key and an installation cd for win xp pro but it doesn't even have service pack 1. I have about 30 computers to work on and doing updates have been taking a lot of time. Is there a place where I can download or order xp pro with sp3?

A:[SOLVED] XP Pro SP3 for Volume License

try a google search on "sliptream windows xp sp3" that will assist you, but this will only help you if you are re-installing from the start. There will also be further updates that have been released since sp3 to apply to the systems.

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Hi,

I bought a used Laptop and recently found out that it has Volume license Win 8 Pro, which does not allow for Win 8.1 Upgrade... really painful to miss out on some useful apps that only for 8.1

To make thing worst, my license seems to expire in about 6 months. Does anyone know if Volume License Win 8 Pro can be upgraded to Win 10 ?

Thanks

A:Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Hi... just found out that Win 8 is not to be upgraded at all!

"We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!"

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Hey,

I can't get a striaght answer anywhere. My question is, I work for a large company and I am studying Windows Vista OS and if it should be deployed throughout the company. I need to know if Windows Vista Business has Volume Licensing? I know Enterprise does, and also... Whats the main difference between the two versions. I really can't find anything to significant between the two. Except one has MDOP (Enterprise). I just want to know if we should spend the extra cash. Your insight would be most appreciated. Thank you!

A:[SOLVED] Business Volume License?

If you're in the U.S. call (800) 426-9400

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Actually I have installed Windows7 Ultimate on my laptop and I have a volume license key. And it seems, the windows7 activation required windows volume license server to activate. But I am in remote and I could not able to access volume license server available in my office.

If I use this key I am getting the error. I there any way that I can use the volume license key on my laptop to validate the product.

A:Windows7 volume license key to be used in Laptop

Ring Microsoft and get then to activate it.

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I have a Vostro laptop running Win 7 pro x86. I want to upgrade it to Win 8.1 pro x64 and have a volume license key. The optical drive on the laptop is broken so I need to install from a USB stick. I created a bootable USB drive from here:
Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

The laptop boots from the stick, but when I input my license key, a message pops up saying it can't verify the product key.... please check your installation media. I have the laptop connected via ethernet cable, so I don't believe it's a connection issue.

Is installing from a USB stick not supported for a volume license key?

A:8.1 pro volume license key fails when installing from USB

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh824952.aspx

It appears you need to use volume license software and not OEM/Retail software

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...On Monday and Tuesday of this week (Oct 2-3), some VLK customers may have experienced problems with WGA validation. If a Windows XP system with a VLK recently began failing validation or reporting as non-genuine, then they may experiencing this problem. The problem was the result of an issue on the Microsoft server side, and we are still investigating the cause...microsoft.com

A:Volume License Key Validation Notice

Microsoft?.........Problems?...............Who would have thought?

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I am trying to activate Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise onto my machine which I have recently rebuilt. I have a volume license and have recently rebuilt my machine. When I go to activate it though, it just comes up with an error message with the error code 0xX004C020 which I understand to mean volume license limit has been exceeded. Obviously his shouldn't apply though because I have rebuilt my machine and not installed Windows onto a new machine.

In the past when I have done this, it comes up with an error message along with a license server ID number and a telephone number to call to activate it over the telephone. I would normally then go through the automated service, enter the server ID and be given a new activation code and it would activate. As a server ID number if not coming up, I can't do this. I've spoken to someone at the Microsoft activation centre and they say they can't help without the server ID...

What's going wrong and how do I go about getting this server ID? Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Trouble activating with volume license - Help please!

0xC004C020 - The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit.

This is an MAK Key - All such Keys have a predetermined number of activations allowed, and this number is recorded on the MS Activation Servers.
In your case, this number has been exceeded - or the subscription for the licenses has not been renewed.
Either way, you will have to contact your System Admin for assistance and/or a new Key.

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I have a servral year old multimedia laptop that stopped functioning a couple years ago. Well long story short, i upgraded that from the Vista OS originally installed to 7 Ultimate Upgrade. I have now built a new machine but I am unable to license the
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Hi, is there some website on the interwebs where one could check the sha1 for office 2013 professional with sp1 volume license?

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Thanks.

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Hello all,

I should first mention that I am a XP fanatic, have 4 computers, 1 desktop with xp pro, 1 laptop with xp, one desktop (this one) with win 7, and one desktop with win 8.1. Of those 4 puters only 8.1 has the (free) Win 10 notification. My problem is I can't get the win 10 notification on this 7 install, and I suspect that's because of one of 2 or 3 reasons, itemized below. And BTW I want to install win 10 on 7 instead of 8 as a test because I don't want to mess up 8.1 before I know how good (or bad) 10 is for me, so I want to use 7 as a guinea pig first. I have spent too much time and effort getting 8.1 to look and act like XP. I never actually wanted 7 or 8 but since M$oft forced everyone and stopped supporting XP it seems I have to get around M$oft somehow, or else go to linux (which I am actually using on another HD).

(1) My 7 install is a copy (DVD burn) of a school M$oft Win 7 system grant and the 7 copy won't allow 7 activation (???)
(2) I am networking all 4 computers of which 8 is the host and the other 3 puters are clients, so win 10 can't be "shared" with networked puters (???)

I have been unable to formally activate my win 7 copy install even though it works fine and has all updates, the same as any activated M$oft windows does. However in spite of the functionality of the 7 copy install I can still get the warning that this copy of windows is not genuine. I delete that irritation by using SLMGR -REARM. Of course that's only a temporary fi... Read more

A:Win 10 upgrade on Win 7 volume (site?) license install?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I doubt there is any shortcuts to genuine copy of 7
I wonder if you even have sp1 on the 7
I'd contact the school on how to get the install genuine

Or just buy a oem/ system builders copy and enter that activation key they are still pretty cheap on Newegg/.. less than win-10 pro but similar priced as 10 Home version that is about 100.us
10 Pro for 140.us

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can i change the key, from a volume license kms one, to upgrade retail one?

A:change key from volume license kms to upgrade retail?

No. I don't believe that is possible.

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I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, the license is still showing as expired.

I've gotten no response from AVG at all. Can anyone suggest the next step?
 

A:AVG 9 license problem - invalid license

Click on this site it may be of some help http://www.avgvirusfree.co.uk/avg_support.htm

Also this one http://www.avg-antivirus.com.au/avg_technical_support.htm
 

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The troubleshooter gave me the following message:



I also tried to reinstall Windows 10 Pro, but every time it stopped at 40% progress for the following reason:

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Before all this happened, I received a notification that my C: Drive needed to be repaired. I ran the drive repair utility which stated that the repair was successful. This happened about a day before I started having problems.

The only hardware change I've made since upgrading was a new GPU, with a clean install on its drivers.

I don't recall which (if any) Microsoft account I linked this digital license to. I haven't been logging into Windows with a Microsoft account.

My previous version of Windows was Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, which I still do have the product key for.

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My product ID listed for Microsoft Office Pro 2016 is not the same as my license number.

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Ok, heres the deal.

I was in computer retail for many years, participated in the Intel retail edge program 3 or 4 times, and thus have 3 or 4 valid, legal, XP Pro CD keys in my cd key list. However when it came time to format the system after a virus infection, I didn't have any of the XP Pro OEM install disks, and therefore I hastily installed a volume license edition I did have kicking around. This obviously impairs optional windows updates, etc, so I began searching, and eventually found a friend that has a sp2 OEM install disk.

Now I'm looking to switch over the system to a legal version of windows, and although I have everything backed up, I would rather not spend the next 6-8 hours reinstalling everything. So heres my plan: Slipstream a new disk with my raid drivers, and do a "system repair" off of the cd. This should replace all the volume license files with retail ones, then boot into recovery console, and use a vb script I found online that runs from a command prompt to change the cd key to a valid retail OEM key.

Can anyone poke holes in this solution, or offer a better one for what I am trying to do?

Thanks.
 

A:Changing from pirated volume license to retail OEM without format. - can it be done?

See if this helps . . http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4138.html
 

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Hi
I am attempting to perform an interactive in-place of Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro.  The computer was installed using volume license media and activated using a MAK key.  I have now have a Win 8.1 Pro ISO downloaded from the VLSC website, just as the
original 8 Pro ISO was downloaded from.
The problem is that when execute setup.exe from the 8.1 Pro ISO and go through the steps I only see the following options:

Keep personal files onlyNothing 
However I was expecting to see:

Keep Windows settings, personal files and appsKeep personal files onlyNothing 
According to this link the upgrade should be able to upgrade windows settings and apps
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/jj203353.aspx
I have read in other postings on the net that if the languages are different there won't be an option to keeps apps and windows settings.  The volume license ISO that was used originally to install 8 Pro
(SW_DVD5_Win_Pro_8_64BIT_Eng_Intl_MLF_X18-16135.ISO) installs as English (United Kingdom) and then I change it to an Australian local.  The Belarc audit tool reports:

Install Language: English (United Kingdom)
System Locale: English (Australia)
The volume license 8.1 Pro ISO is named SW_DVD9_Win_Pro_8.1_64BIT_English_-3_MLF_X19-84085.ISO which is still an English language ISO.
Is the problem related to language or is there some other reason?
Thanks

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I am working on an XP machine. It allows you to log in, but the only thing that happens is this error message pops up:
 
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Error code: 0x8007007e"
 
I cannot do anything except press Ok, but as soon as I do so, it logs me out. I cannot get to task manager, and the exact same thing happens in safe mode.
 
Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I have literally no functionality.
 
thanks!

A:Unable to logon: "A problem is preventing...checking license..."

Check this link:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914232/en-us

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