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gurungpawan
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Windows activation(hardisk change)

Hi

i have recently changed my hardisk (corrupted).Nowdays every time i turn on it is asking for windows activation.please help me.

Regards

pawan gurung

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RE: Windows activation(hardisk change)

Windows version?  Did you use the Dell restore to install?

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gurungpawan
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RE: Windows activation(hardisk change)

windows 8 after change in  hardisk it come up with windows 8 pro. 

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9 Rhodium

RE: Windows activation(hardisk change)

You will need to purchase a license key for 8 Pro - you cannot upgrade a system that shipped with 8 to 8 Pro without buying a new license key.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/add-features-frequently-asked-questions

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Windows activation(hardisk change)

Phone Dell Technical Support and request a Windows 8 or 8.1 Reinstallation DVD/USB.

You currently have the wrong version of Windows installed without a way of activating it (besides purchase of a new product key).

P.S. where did you obtain the Windows 8 Professional media? Do you have this from an unused license?

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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ieee488
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RE: Windows activation(hardisk change)

windows 8 after change in  hardisk it come up with windows 8 pro. 

What makes you think you can activate Windows 8 Pro on a system that came originally with Windows 8?

Please be honest with what you did. Windows 8 Pro does not "magically" install itself. YOU installed it.

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