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How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

Q: How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

My laptop is not allowing me to turn in the bluetooth. I have a windows 10. I don't have a change Bluetooth settings option. Plz help

Preferred Solution: How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

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A: How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

Hi, What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.

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I have an Envy 4-1130us ultrabook that is really nice, but I can't get my bluetooth to work.  It did work for about a week, but somehow is now failing.  I attempted to go into pc settings > wireless and turn the bluetooth to "on" but it is not allowing this.  I have also tried using f12, but it is only activating the wi fi. FYI - I was using the bluetooth for a wireless mouse.  Anything else I might try?

A:How do I activate Bluetooth in Windows 8?

  Hello, I see that you're having an issue activating the Bluetooth on your notebook. I noticed you have already done a couple of steps to try and resolve this issue.  I will list a couple of steps for you to follow, let me know if this resolves your issue. 1.     Press the Windows  + W key.2.     Type Bluetooth into the Search field.Figure 20: Searching for BluetoothClick Change Bluetooth settings from the list of results.Click the box next to Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area , and then click Apply .Figure 21: Showing the Bluetooth icon in the notification areaThe Bluetooth icon  displays in the notification area in the lower right.Double-click the Bluetooth icon  to access common tasks for Bluetooth devices.Figure 22: Bluetooth menuTips for finding a Bluetooth deviceIf Windows cannot detect the Bluetooth device, check the following items:Make sure that wireless communication is turned on (Notebook computers only) Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on and set to be discoverable on the device. When a device is set to be discoverable, it uses radio signals to broadcast its location to other Bluetooth devices and computers.A device such as a wireless mouse or a keyboard, might have a button on it that you need to push.A device such as a Bluetooth mobile phone, might have a setting in the menu that you nee... Read more

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I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard set (logitech dinovo), that works fine on the log-in screen when i boot the computer, but once you click log in, the mouse and keyboard stop responding for 1-2 minuites. Then they come back, and are fine for the rest of the session.

Why does it take so long? Can't i just keep it in whatever mode it's in at startup so theres no delay?


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Hello, I recently bought some wireless headphones, I tried to connect then using ''Add Device'' and I couldn't detect my wireless headphones but then, I found out that I can't turn on my Bluetooth.
My Bluetooth device is Bluetooth Audio Bus Device. I would like an answer as soon as possible.
Let me show you a screenshot:

Thanks for reading.

A:Can't activate Bluetooth.

Does you computer have a bluetooth adapther?

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I have Dell Inspiron 530s.

For some reason I can't connect my cell phone to the computer via Bluetooth. When I click Bluetooth Devices > Bluetooth Settings, nothing happens, and when I click "Add Wireless Device" the computer can't find my cell phone.

Any help is appreciated.

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I have a Libretto U100 and I would like to activate bluetooth permanently, but at the moment each time I reboot it is always turned off.

The result I want is that wifi & bluetooth be turned on at all times.

Thank you for your help.

A:How to activate bluetooth permanently?

Well not very active the Tosh forum!

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hi I have x220 + win 10, just bought bluetooth headphones but cannot activate bluetooth. FN+F5 does not set the bluetooth on. when checking bluetooth in setting is listed but is not button on-off or anything. do i need some drivers? i checked it but there is none for Win 10...thx 4 help. Blanka

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Hello, I have looked at previous threads on Bluetooth but I am not any further forward.  Bluetooth does not show in Device Manager and there is no LED showing.  When I press Fn- F5 I get only two choices: Airplane mode on-off, and 802.11 Wireless radio on-off.  Clicking off just turns off the wireless and loses wifi.  No evidence of Bluetooth yet I believe this laptop shipped with Bluetooth 3 installed.  If so how do I make it appear please?  Thank you.

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how to activate bluetooth in  HP 15-ac040TU laptop? I could not find anything named bluetooth... kindly help me to enable bluetooth....

A:how to activate bluetooth in HP 15-ac040TU laptop

Dear Customer< Please go through the below document to identify the issue:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01060335#AbT0   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello All,

I'm having Dell Inspirion N5010. When i try to install Bluetooth driver it asks me "Activate Bluetooth Using Wireless Switch" . I tried to press f2 & fn+f2. But no changes. I went to BIOS and Everything was enabled and proper. How do i get rid of this problem?Please help me!!!

A:Activate Bluetooth Using Wireless Switch??

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Hello, can someone help?

Tecra R840, BIOS 4.1, Win 7 64bit, everything up to date.

Bluetooth can not be activated. The driver offered are instaliert, Bt is in the BIOS to enable. However, the lamp does not come on.
In the SysStrg no error message, everything is OK.

Where is my thoughts error?
In addition, wireless can not FN + F8 turn -but that is rather unimportant, it just amazes me.

I also find a faint image of Toshiba: no German manual and in English
Version is suddenly still the 850s talk.

best regards

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Hi everyone. I've updated my computer to Windows 10 for a month and now i can not activate wifi and bluetooth at the same time. This didn't happen when my computer was windows 7. Plesase help me. Many Thanks !!!

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Recently I received a new set of wireless, bluetooth headphones as a Father's day gift. I have successfully paired the headphones to my smartphone and my laptop, Acer Aspire running Windows 8.1. I have no problems using the phones with the smartphone, but the laptop is my problem. The "Control Panel" under "Sound" shows the phones, but they are designated as "Disconnected". Nothing I do can activate the device, and no help from MS and their literature shows me nothing beyond what I've already done. Under "Devices and Printers", the phones are shown as recognized but still they don't work. I don't know if I just have not found the correct toggle to turn on the phones or if it's something else. I'd hate to return the headphones since they were a gift from the "kids", but if these cannot be useful, I have no choice. Please help!!!!


A:activate bluetooth wireless headphones

Right click the Volume icon (in the Notification Area) - Playback devices. Are the headphones listed? If so, you can probably make them the default and, hopefully, that's all it will take.

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I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as my KMS host. This server has been in production for over 18 months. It services both Windows 7 Pro, Ent, Win8.1, Office 2010 Pro Plus and Office 2013 Pro. I set this KMS up via the VLS on 2012 and manage it via
VMAT 3.0 version 6.2.9200.0. After I replaced my 2012 server kms host key with the newer one that would activate Windows 10, did an offline via telephone activation. My issue is that now I can activate all my servers (2012 r2) but cannot activate any Windows
7 Pro/Ent workstations. My main error is "The software licensing service reported that the product could not be activated. No key management service (KMS) could be contacted. With that being said, I've checked to ensure that the KMS service is running
and that port 1688 is open. This was accomplished using PortQryUI. I also have verified that the KMS host is properly registered in DNS. Within the KMS event logs, I have Evt ID#12290 and in the Volume Activation Management Tool logs I have VMAT Runtime Evt
ID#1000 with error 0xC004F074. On any given WS (Win7) the Application event log shows Evt ID#12288 with 0XC0000022, 0x00000000 as it starter, with no #12289 entries. I've read where I should remove the newly installed host key, reboot, reinstall, activate
and then reboot. The strange thing is that when I run "slmgr.vbs /dlv all" I can see the newly installed host key as verified by the last 5 digits and it shows active and licensed. If I run "... Read more

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I want to play music on my mobile phone but listen the sound on my E5450 laptop, using bluetooth (not other methods)
I have paired the device with the laptop, but I see no options in Windows about what bluetooth services is Windows offering to paired devices.
The laptop is using latest Intel bluetooth driver for the device that appears in device manager with name "Intel Wireless Bluetooth", with these hardware ids:
There is a "bluetooth headset service" on windows with start type manual, I've started hoping it would allow phone to "see" the laptop as a bluetooth audio headset but no change.
I remember old Windows had a "Services" tab sheet on the bluetooth settings but on my W10 is gone.
Is this gone for good from Windows 10, or only on my laptop? Using latest released windows version.

A:How to view/enable bluetooth services (bluetooth windows service is already working) on E5450 with Windows 10?

I?m not sure where to find that info, but streaming audio from your phone to the PC would require that the PC act as an A2DP target, and to my knowledge Windows only acts as an A2DP source.

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I have windows 7 with no bluetooth installed. I purchased Edimax Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter in hope to connect my bluetooth headphones. I installed the Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 onto my pc but it still cannot detect my headphones, it stays on 'Searching for devices...' for a long time. My bluetooth headphones automatically connects to my mobile phone but not to my laptop. Please help.

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Hi I have Bluetooth file transfer on my computer, I get this message Bluetooth isn't supported in
Windows Server.  but I want to be able to connect a Bluetooth speaker to my computer is there any Bluetooth software that I can download and install so I can connect my laptop to any Bluetooth device.  My E-mail address is . Cheers
Rod Dohrman

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I have this watermark in the bottom right of my screen. looks like this:

In case it's important I'm using dual monitors and my OS windows 8.1 build 9600. It. I don't know the first thing about computers so I don't really know what to else information is essential. I'm really sick of this thing here so if anyone could help me get rid of it that'd be great, thanks

My specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (300 GB Free); D: 931 GB (472 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z97-A
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:"Activate Windows go to PC settings to activate windows"

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A friend, who exhausted his resources at hand for trying to clear my infection, recommended I post here.

The issue:

* Was getting google search result redirects (seemes fixed after changing my DNS server)

* Cannot start Windows Defender (message: The Windows Security Center Service can't be started.)

* Cannot start Windoes Security Center Service

* Cannot start Microsoft Security Essentials (appears for a brief moment before evaporating)

* Malwarebytes comes up clean, Rkill comes up clean, Spybot detects two registry changes, says it "fixed" them, but the error remains in subsequent scans.
So, dear bleepingcomputer forum, here is the results of my DDS:

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Andrew at 16:39:12.25 on 12/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.2.1033.18.6143.4261 [GMT -2.5:30]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
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A:Unable to activate Windows Security Center, Windows Defender, etc

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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i cannot activate my laptop it was windows premium 7 now its windows proffesional N

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Hello thereI bought a dell laptop from singapore on 22 June 2015 with genuine windows 8.1 preinstalled.now it is giving me a message saying that i have to activate windows and that my windows will expire on 4th november.however when I do so....there is no activation happening automatically. They are asking the key which I dont have it.i contacted singapore office and they asked me to scan using command prompt by giving the command as, sfc/scannowit says there is no violation..but the activation message kept popping up.and now they directed me to Bangladesh dealer as am using the laptop in dhaka.could u please help me......it says my windows will expire on 4th novemberregards

A:How do I activate windows on a Dell laptop which came with pre installed genuine windows 8.

It is possible  you have a pirated copy of Windows. Computers with a factory installed legal copy of Windows do not need to be activated. The activation code for Windows 8 is located in the system BIOS and is read automatically. You can check the code by using one of the utilities that will extract it from the BIOS. If there is a code, contact Microsoft and ask them if the code is valid.

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Hi Everyone,  I just swapped out the hard drive in my ThinkPad T510 and replaced it with a zippy SSD.I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 thinking I have my Windows 7 COA (clearly visible under my battery).But I was unable to activate Windows 10. I called Microsoft and they said yes, I have a geniune copy of Windows 7 BUT that the OEM (Lenovo) was blocking the activation. I called Lenovo and they said it's a Microsoft issue. I called Lenovo again and they said I needed to pay $45 for recovery discs because my "real" Windows 7 code was secreted in a system board, and once I retrieved that, I would have to install Windows 7 on my new SSD, then upgrade to Windows 10 and the activation would take. Um, really? Isn't there an easier (and cheaper) way to accomplish this? Again, my Windows 7 COA is clearly visible under my battery but it didn't work. What am I doing wrong? And can anyone out there make it right? Thank you so much!

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I recently reinstalled windows for a friend using a cd from another friend. The laptop has a cd key at the bottom of it (since it came with a license) but the XP cd used never asked me for a key. I guess the disk wasn't legit or whatever, is there a way I can activate windows with my key without reinstalling the damn thing with a good cd?


A:How to activate windows with new key

Go to Start/Run and type or paste this command oobe/msoobe /a and hit enter. http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/1...nutes-or-less/

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You have a Lenovo OEM_SLP Key on a Gigabyte retail motherboard.
Do you have a COA sticker on the case of the machine?
If not, and you didn't purchase your Windows LIcense separately, then teh install is counterfeit.

A:How do i activate my windows

Buy a legal license for Windows and clean install it - unless you can find a COA sticker, or the Product Key of any license you already own.

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Basically last week when i logged on, it said Windows Needs Activating, Activate now. So i clicked Yes, and it said it was already activated and left me the in the famous " Windows Activation Loop ". So i booted into safe mode, and messed around with the key in the regedit which allowed me to activate windows when i logged on. So it came up with the options, i tried the internet one but it said it can't connect even though my internet is connected ect. So i opted with the telephone option. It gave me the number, so i ring it, it comes up with the automated voice asking for the Instalation ID. So i typed in the installtion ID on the phone numbers, and it said it was being generated or something. Then it said " Error, we couldn't activate the ID or something like that and told me i might be a victim of piracy blah blah blah. So i contacted a Microsoft Techi, told him my problem, and he asked for my computers product key, which i provided, and he said that its incorrect or he couldn't find it ect. Told me to contact my Computers manufacture and purchase a new Windows CD as i've lost my current one.

So now im stuck. The hardrive is secondhand but i've had it for over 2 years and activated windows about 2 times already on this PC without a problem. Is there anyway to activate windows with a generated product key of the internet or is that impossible. I've actually activated windows by going into safe mode, going into regedit > WPAEvents and putting in a key t... Read more

A:Can't Activate Windows

That does not sound correct. Either the Product Key is valid or it is not. Getting a new CD is not going to fix an invalid Product Key.

Do you have a Microsoft Product Label with a Product Key on it? Where are you getting the characters for the Product Key from?

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A week ago my laptop failed to boot up with a failed driver so had a couple of options,Wipe and start again or use HP refresh which is like a reinstall but doesnt affect documents but does remove any installed application.I decided to go for this option and after a bit of time it worked and I was back in. However after rebooting my machine the next day I was asked to activate Windows again.I tried to complete this and it failed. What I have noticedI now have Windows 8.1 9600 build on the bottom right hand corner of my machine.It wont let me customize a lot as its not been activatedNot sure if its related but also cant install Office 2016 as it keeps saying something has gone wrong. Things I have triedActivating through the normal Windows Activate screen (failed with no error)I have tried using RUN Slui3 and Slui4 both of which fail.Microsoft themselves have remoted onto my machine and confirmed the product key I have is legit but because its an OEM build I should go back to HP.When trying to contact HP I am told its out of Warranty so have appealed this by saying it is software related and that the tool they supply has caused this issue. I have not had a repsonse from them and cant find anyone to call nothing. help

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I keep getting pop ups saying "activate windows within 1 day" so I click activate but it freezes and another one comes up
It happend after I downloaded a file delete a file it never stopped
I've tried multiple fixes but non worked
I'm running a hp laptop windows 8.1
I goto settings and it says windows is activation
In safe mode it never shows up

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I keep getting pop ups saying "activate windows within 1 day" so I click activate but it freezes and another one comes up
It happend after I downloaded a file delete a file it never stopped
I've tried multiple fixes but non worked
I'm running a hp laptop windows 8.1
I goto settings and it says windows is activation
In safe mode it never shows up

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I just scrued up my Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit service pack 1. I did format and downloaded the same windows from internet only that was service pack 2. and i tryed to activate my windows with the product key that i found under my pc on microsoft sticker. it told me that it is wrong key. Is the problem that i had service pack 1 before or the new windows that i downloaded is bad copy?

A:Cant activate windows

The problem could be that it's SP2 vs SP1 (but probably not as long as it is the same version and bit size as what was originally installed) or it could simply be that the system thinks the product key is already in use (by your computer) and thinks you're trying to re-install it on another computer. I believe the download is probably just fine (and I don't want to know how you got it because I suspect I know how you got it).

Try the manual activation process and see if that works:

To manually activate, go to start, search box and type in slui 4 and enter. Enter your country and press next. You'll be on a screen with a phone number and a bunch of codes at the bottom. Call the number and wade through the automated prompts until you reach a human. Have your product code handy as it will be requested. Explain the situation (but don't volunteer how you came to get the disk) but it's the same PC and only installed on that one PC. They should give you a code to enter on that screen to activate Vista.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I brought a laptop which is preloaded with windows 8.1 also this laptop having fully bloatware. So i decided to download official windows 8.1 latest build 9600 and install it manually . Finally i download it and removed all the partitions even i removed recovery partition with out taking back up because i don't need it, after installation i am unable to activate i know they key is place on the bios which is automatically activate the windows but its not activating don't know why ? So please anybody help me how can i activate my windows ?

A:how to activate windows 8.1

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. When you say you decided to download the
official windows 8.1 latest build 9600 Click to expand...

I am unsure of what you mean, the latest 8.1 download from Microsoft applicable to your computer, if it was NOT already installed is the 8.1.1 update

and of course the usual windows updates since.

3. I am unsure of what or indeed from where - you downloaded this
official windows 8.1 latest build 9600 Click to expand...

BUT if you used this procedure

then this is why it will not work - please see link - why will it not activate

4. The activation procedure from the key embedded in the firmware does NOT apply to the procedure you have used

5. I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news but in view of this -
Finally i download it and removed all the partitions even i removed recovery partition with out taking back up because i don't need itClick to expand...

which I have to say was unwise, as the result has shown you DID. Even if you were going to try the procedure you should have created a complete system image to restore from - there is IMHO now NO WAY of recovery - without ordering recovery discs from the laptop manufacturer.

The reason is that the key for the licence authorisation embedded in the firmware of the laptop i... Read more

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I suddenly get a message screen telling me I have 3 days to reactivate Windows?
I have done a system restore to several days earlier but it still appears.

Fairly sure it is a virus or scamm because the Microsoft Privacy screen it takes me too says visit a site but part of the URL is missing and just a snail mail microsoft address shows?

Can anyone throw any light on my problem or suggest a fix?

Pretty sure it started after an Adobe Update?

With thanks


A:Let's Activate Windows???

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Pulling my hair out

After my hard drive failed, I have done a clean install of Windows 7 Pro that I got from Microsoft as a student. I have always always done the clean install when I had to do an install and never had an issue before.

This time when I try to activate I get this:

I clicked the top option and get this:

I entered my Product Code and clicked Next

After a bit I get:

Basically say I can't my Product Code with clean install. There is NO option for activation phone or any other method.

I resorted to doing a search for this problem and found this page.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

I tried to use Method #2. I made the changes in the registry and closed it.
I then ran "CMD"

and got this message:

I don't have a clue how to elevated privileges for this process.

I did take ownership of everything in the windows folder but that did not help any at all.

I really don't want to have to install Windows again. This is the first time it has worked well in two weeks.

Please ... Please ... Does anyone have a way to fix this or another method I use to activate my windows?

A:Cannot Activate Windows 7 Pro

Hello Huffman,

Be sure that you are opening an elevated command prompt while doing OPTION THREE in the tutorial below for the same thing. The command prompt that you opened in your screenshot is not elevated, so that is why you are getting that error message.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I have an original retail version of Windows XP Home Edition. I believe this is my third or fourth reinstall with this CD of Windows and the Serial it brought with it. I only have used this Windows on two PC's, and only once on one of them. Now i reinstall Windows XP and everything is alright, but when I try to activate Windows (through the Internet, not telephone) it tells me that the number of times i can activate Windows with my serial has exceeded. I thought I could reinstall as many times as I wanted as long as I used an original copy of Windows XP. Can someone help me out here and tell me whats happening. Though I was considering buying Vista, I better wait to have a computer with the recommended settings to get the most out of it. I dont want to buy another copy of Windows XP. Please Help!

A:I can't activate Windows XP. Please Help!

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how i activate my windows  

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The computer says to activate windows to personalize my PC . But when I try, it takes a lot of time and finally doesn't gets activated. How can I fix it ?

A:Activate Windows

Was it ever activated? Did you just reinstall Windows 10? Was Windows 10 installed on this PC beforehand? What version of Windows 10; Home, Pro, Enterprise, etc?

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I spent 2 hours on the phone with microsoft, and I built this computer so I don't have a company to call for a new product key because I lost the case and blahblahblahblahblah.
and now the CD's gone poof.

What can I do?...

A:Can't Activate Windows Xp

What happened to the cd and where is the product key that came with it?

Did you get XP installed and is it working?

If it is, you can download an ap named Keyfinder from magicaljellybean.com which will read the product key the cd installed.

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Alright so, a while back i for some absent minded reason upgraded to Windows 8 for fun. Pretty sure i was drunk or something. It completely broke my computer in 100 ways and i hated it, so i grabbed my DVD and went back to Win7. Only problem is, it keeps telling me invalid key. When i called Customer Support, i was told i have to re-buy Windows 7 because i wiped my HDD when Win8 installed.

Now SURELY there is some way for me to get Windows 7 back without spending tons of money, especially since i have already paid the outrageous price for Ultimate once. I'm not really understanding why it won't let me use the key.

A:Cannot activate Windows 7

A little more info is needed.
Is your system from a major manufacturer like Dell or HP?
If so was the DVD you used to do the reinstall from that major manufacturer?
Was the Key you used from the COA sticker on that system?
Was the DVD you used the SAME type, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate, as what is on that COA sticker?

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Help me activate my window 8 hp

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I recently installed a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard, replacing a MSI NF980-G65 mobo, and got the notification to activate Windows (I had installed the NF980-G65 mobo 4 years ago with no activation problems).

However, selecting the Activate now line in the Control Panel\System box just started SLUI but nothing else happened.

I got several automated boxes at various times saying Activate now but when I entered my Product Key I'd get the error that 'The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. Error 0C004C008'. I also tried selecting Activate via telephone but the only phone number that appeared was '+971 4 391 7000. The other two selections were blank. Of course, the +971 number was invalid.

I went online to MS Chat and the tech determined that I had some corrupt files after trying to connect remotely and being rejected by my PC. They had me issue: SLMGR /DLV, SLMGR /CPKY, SLMGR /UPK, AND SLMGR /REARM, which apparently erased my product key.

They then had me download an ISO file so I could 'Upgrade' my PC, figuring that would un-corrupt my files. After running all night and after installing 200+ missing Windows updates, I get to the System box in the Control Panel and select 'Activate Windows Now'. Again, SLUI runs but nothing happens but it gives me two more days to activate.

I ran MGADiag and have posted the results:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->... Read more

A:Cannot activate Windows

Hello rzn,

Since it was activated on the old motherboard, activation is thinking that you are trying to also activate it on the new motherboard as well.

You should be able to activate by phone instead though.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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tried to activate windows
i bought the laptop came pre installed with windows 8 it now asking to activate windows when say ok it fails
any ideas please

A:windows 8 will not activate

try opeing a cmd prompt as admin and type slmgr.vbs /ato

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Hey 'Guys'

Having just recently re-installed Windows XP, it has told me that I have 30(now 26) days to activate windows. i have tried activating online but it gets to as far as entereing the product key, I have used the product key that is situated on my modem tower, however it doesnt seem to think that i have typed in the correct code.



A:Activate Windows

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GRYDB-C4DT7-GV8KJ
Windows Product Key Hash: UnP476H7qQFb96lMK5kE/ZeYGck=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9815883-00470
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {40876585-51B5-49D6-B735-EB0ED6AAAC23}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-25... Read more

A:Windows can not activate

It looks to me as if you simply neglected to activate it inside the Grace Period.

telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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I can not activate windows 8.
I tried activating by phone, I receive error code: 0xC0000022 {access denied}

I tried activating the normal way and by phone.

I installed windows 8 pro as an upgrade on a windows 7 evaluation version 30 january 2013. I think this is the problem, because windows 7 was not activated. It was a new PC and I wanted to install windows xp on this machine and then windows 8 pro, but since windows 7 was already pre-installed I tried that.
Later ? figured it was an evaluation version.

How can I fix this?

A:Can not activate windows 8

Hello tint, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since this is an upgrade copy of Windows 8, try installing it using the method in the tutorial below.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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I brought a HP Pavilion 15 e058TX before two months, I can't activate my windows 8.1 pro and my windows will expire by August 28/2014.The message displaying in my Laptop "Your windows licence will expire soon, Activate windows. Contact your system admin to get Product Key".So How can i contact my system admin to get product key and how to activate windows.

A:i can't activate my windows 8.1 pro

Please read through the document from the following weblink and follow the steps application for this situation: HP PCs - Windows 8 Product ActivationActivate Windows 8 on HP and Compaq computers.

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Windows 8.1 laptop failed to activate, it keeps showing "this key doesn't work", any one can help me?

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Hi! I am using a HP envy 15-j139TX model. My recovery drive and all things accidently got formetted. Now i cannot activate my windows. How can i activate the windows? Please help me! Br,-Sasanka.

A:Cannot activate the Windows

 So can you access your desktop. If so click the flag and type in Change your Windows product key

I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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