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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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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.

A:How to activate Bluetooth?

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

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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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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 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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system asking pruct key

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8YPD-MK68R-J7FDV
Windows Product Key Hash: c4JF7PkaGBNTR5AI7jfNkRLYmNY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9304543-09160
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {D9EEEB57-167B-4DB1-B0CD-C090C03B7776}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
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_025D1FF3-258-3
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A:Windows 7 Pro keeps on asking to activate.....

The Key type is OEM_COA_SLP. Such Keys are only legally sold pre-installed on large manufacturer's machines, with the COS sticker already affixed.
This is almost certainly counterfeit. What sort of packaging did you get with it?

What's happening I suspect is that someone else has also been issued the same Key, and is having exactly the same issue as you, because every time you re-activate it, it's automatically invalidating the other install (and vice-versa).

You should attempt to demand a refund from the vendor - since you are in the US you can threaten them with being reported to the FBI for counterfeiting.
Unfortunately, I don't believe that this license type qualifies for a free replacement under MS's piracy scheme - but you should try it anyhow. - start here.. How to Tell ? Hardware

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i had to reinstall my xp pro everthing want good truth installing it know when i try to activate windows. i get if the product key below was mistyped please correct it and then click retry i have never had to do this befor. is this something new that microsoft is doing?
thank you

A:activate windows xp pro

you need to read what you typed then try again.

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Hi Everyone,

I am having an issue with activating Windows 10 Pro.

When I first purchased my new laptop it came with Windows 8.1. However I needed to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro (due to using the laptop in a business environment).

I suspect that changing to Windows 8.1 Pro changed my product key, which has now affected my ability to activate Windows 10 Pro.

Here is the screen that I see when I look at whether or not Windows is activated -

When I click on the 'Error details' link I see the following -

If I look at the current product key (or at least the last five digits) it does not match my old key (as obtained using Balarc Advisor).

Furthermore if I attempt to change the Product Key by substituting the key that I obtained from Balarc Advisor before performing the upgrade it is rejected.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to overcome this issue they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:Cannot activate Windows 10 Pro

This may be of some help:

Why can't I activate Windows 10? - Windows Help

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Hi, 3 questions if I may

1. Is it necessary to activate windows on XP?

2. What purpose does it serve?

3. Is there a way to change the start -system tray blue to gray? If so, how please.

I appreciate any help.

A:Activate windows

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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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so i built a new computer, and bought the windows 8.1 OEM disk from amazon.

Amazon.com: Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit: Software

well when i type in the key it says its not vaild. i called microsoft, and after being on hold for 2 hours, the lady with broken english said it was amazons fault. i called them and they said they could replace it but it will take a week. is there a diffrence between the oem version and regular? why can i not use that version on my computer? is the oem version only to be used by big companys like dell/hp? wtf?

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

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I have moved my OS to a new hard drive (from HDD to SSD) AND reinstalled it because I wanted to start afresh. I did not use a new .iso, I used the recovery option. Since then, I discovered that Windows 8 wasn't activated and so I tried to do so with the product key I found via Produkey, a third party software. It didn't work and I contacted Microsoft several times. They confirmed it was an OEM that had been blocked since it was used "over 100 times", and that I'd need to contact HP to get the key (which doesn't make sense to me - is it the same key? The key in the BIOS? If so that's pretty pointless since it doesn't work). The general gist I got was to contact HP since it was their problem, not Microsoft's. However, looking for a phone number/email/anything for HP has been a nightmare since my warranty expired back in 2014 and the only support for out-of-warranty products is unrelated to my problem. Can someone help me with getting a hold of a real person at HP or something? I refuse to spend more money buying the same OS again. What options can I take? Note: currently my OS is actually 8.1 because I thought it might've been the OS version that was the problem. It didn't work.

A:Windows 8 key is OEM, cannot use it to activate

Meiji03 Sorry, don't have an answer regarding the "blocked key" -- but I do know that different keyfinders report different keys, especially when dealing with OEM systems. Here are a couple of different keyfinders.  Perhaps one will report a key that works:Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool - Windows 10 Forums Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Help me activate my window 8 hp

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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.

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What happens if you don't activate a copy of Windows. I used it for awhile and then entered the "hack" to allow 120 before activating Windows Ultimate. Today when I turned on my computer and it notified that my copy was "not genuine." My copy is obviously legit, but I am using this copy on my junk computer and want to save the code for when/if I get a newer computer in the future.

What will happen if I don't do anything? All I noticed is that my background turned black, and a few annoying popups. Other than that it is fully usable for what I use it for.

Any suggestions??

A:What happens if I don't activate Windows

Hi drewpul,

Here's an FAQ from Microsoft on activating Windows: Quick start: Activation FAQ

Let me know if you have any questions!


Windows Outreach Team

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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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I have product key for my Windows 8.1 OS. But when activating windows OS it shows message as try another key.

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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've got this desktop with Windows 7 7600 installed, but I can't activate it. When I try to, there is a flashing command prompt telling me the SLUI.exe is too big for the memory.


Then I re-armed the activation and it's now back to 30 days, but something is still wrong with the SLUI.exe

A:Trying to activate Windows 7

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Hi Guys

Here is my problem, i have windows 7 registered to me that is the operating system on my pc, i have had it installed for a few months now, i have reformatted my hard drive many times and reinstalled my win 7 on my desktop with no problems until now.

I now keep getting a message appear at the bottom right of my monitor saying Windows could not activate, is it because i have installed it so many times and updated it or do i have another problem, Any help on this subject would be of great help, I have tried retyping my serial number in but no luck

Many thanks in advance

bobby g

A:Windows Could Not Activate

Who make of PC?

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keep getting a pop up and says i have to activate windows
tried to but have to put in windows cd key
i dont have one
is there a way to get around this ?
or where can i get an key # to put in to activate windows ??

A:activate windows ???

any suggestion????

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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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Laptop purchsed on 15/5/2016 @Qatar . Now Iam getting below message


Hi, I replied your other message before reading this message. Your machine came with Windows 10 Home 64 bit     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04952337 and no need to activate but in this case, please use the following ways to fix:         http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-activation-pr... Regards.

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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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Hi.I have a dell inspiron 14 5000 5459 and I can not activate windows hello. If someone knows a solution very grateful in advance.Greetings.

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