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kunalkadyan
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Error in windows 8.1 activation

I updated my windows 8 to 8.1 recently and it asked for an activation key.I downloaded a software which found my key. After entering the key windows shows an error 0x8007007B. Windows is not getting activated.please help

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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: Error in windows 8.1 activation

Not all "key" programs get the proper key.  Use RWEverything to read the key from the BIOS - ACPI Tables, MSDM tab.

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RE: Error in windows 8.1 activation

If you cannot activate your windows OS then your key expired.  This happens.  It happened to all of my windows XP licenses because I kept migrating the OS to different computers.  You may need to buy a new windows 8.1 license.

My laptop is a Dell E4300 with dual boot Linux/Windows.

-Windows XP Desktop Support-General Studies A.S.
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theflash1932
6 Indium

RE: Error in windows 8.1 activation

XP activation is very different from modern activation.  Windows 8 OEM keys don't expire, and he doesn't need to buy a new license.

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