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haha541
09-21-2014, 12:35 PM
After i reformatted my Windows 8, i am unable to activate my Windows for wierd reasons . They gave an error about KMS . Any idea how to solve this? This is quite annoying as it force my to activate windows by going into PC Settings to prompt me to activate windows but i could'nt . In PC Settings when i click Activate, it just load for a while and nothing happens. But when i try to Activate windows from My Computer -> Properties . They gave an error about KMS.

hmscott
09-21-2014, 12:38 PM
After i reformatted my Windows 8, i am unable to activate my Windows for wierd reasons . They gave an error about KMS . Any idea how to solve this? This is quite annoying as it force my to activate windows by going into PC Settings to prompt me to activate windows but i could'nt . In PC Settings when i click Activate, it just load for a while and nothing happens. But when i try to Activate windows from My Computer -> Properties . They gave an error about KMS.

haha541, are you trying to use an enterprise/school license?

Try this, and reboot after installing the patch before trying again:

Update adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757817

Darnassus
09-21-2014, 01:12 PM
Did you make sure you backed up your Windows Product Key BEFORE you formatted?

You can post your key here or to me in PM and I can tell you what CD you need to install or if you accidentally backed up your Windows Serial.

Also as an alternative, you can post it in this: http://d-fault.nl/PidCheck.aspx and paste the data you get back.

Serial Keys and Product Keys look very similar but do largely different things.

P.S. your product key is tied to your motherboard, so it's completely safe.. however if you don't wish to post it, that's fine.

haha541
09-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Did you make sure you backed up your Windows Product Key BEFORE you formatted?

You can post your key here or to me in PM and I can tell you what CD you need to install or if you accidentally backed up your Windows Serial.

Also as an alternative, you can post it in this: http://d-fault.nl/PidCheck.aspx and paste the data you get back.

Serial Keys and Product Keys look very similar but do largely different things.

P.S. your product key is tied to your motherboard, so it's completely safe.. however if you don't wish to post it, that's fine.

Hi, This is the output i had.

Product Key : BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4
Validity : Valid
Product ID : 00190-70000-00001-AA470
Activation ID : c04ed6bf-55c8-4b47-9f8e-5a1f31ceee60
Edition Type : Core
Description : Win 8 RTM Core Volume:GVLK
Edition ID : X18-21491
Key Type : Volume:GVLK
Crypto ID : 1907

haha541
09-21-2014, 08:20 PM
haha541, are you trying to use an enterprise/school license?

Try this, and reboot after installing the patch before trying again:

Update adds support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2757817

Hi, i tried to install the patch and reboot after installing. it still doe not work.

hmscott
09-21-2014, 10:52 PM
Hi, i tried to install the patch and reboot after installing. it still doe not work.

haha541, what is the error code you are seeing, besides the word KMS in the error dialog?

Look through this google search, and add your error code to focus on your specific problem.
https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+8.1+activation+KMS+error&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0CBwQBSgA&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.75775273%2Cd.cGU%2Cpv.xjs.s.en_US.9YGum3Fv7 uk.O&biw=1031&bih=604&dpr=1.5&ech=1&psi=-VYfVMXuK9DhoAT6nYAQ.1411340020614.3&ei=-VYfVMXuK9DhoAT6nYAQ&emsg=NCSR&noj=1

If this is an enterprise or school key, then look to their support staff to help you install.

Please come back and let us know what the error code is, and how you fixed it.

pokerface
09-22-2014, 03:48 AM
You installed the Volume License of Windows 8 that's why. You need to install the proper edition that came with your laptop buddy

Darnassus
09-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Which would be Core. Just the CD, too. No language packs.

haha541
09-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Hi, how would i do that? i believe my laptop is OEM thus no CD

gazzacbr
09-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Hi, it has to be Core version and SL (single language) to automatically pick up the oem key from your bios.
also you need the same version as installed originally 8 or 8.1.
this has all been covered before. check earlier threads on this forum (hint, search for rweverything)

haha541
09-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Hi , i had only able to find Windows 8.1 but not Windows 8

Darnassus
09-22-2014, 10:36 PM
That will work, I am trying to find the torrent I used to send you the hash, but I can't find it anymore. I also can't remember what disc I used which is really frustrating. (Already burned my copy) Pokerface might know better since he helped me out with it. ;x

haha541
09-23-2014, 05:24 AM
I tried this link : http://forum.maxgeeks.net/forumdisplay.php?f=12 from, pokerface but i torrented the whole thing and but which option should i choose?

1. Decrypt and export to install.esd
2. Decrypt and create install.wim
3. Create Full ISO with instal.esd
4. Create Full ISO with install.wim

Previously i chose option 4 but it gave me the ISO folder but not the .iso itself and had some problems

EDIT 1 : I tried the ISO but when i use rufus to put the ISO inside my usb, it prompts an error for the ISO halfway through.