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    Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    I have purchased a windows 8 Pro pack online and just received it few days ago. I tried to use it but the product key doesn't work.I have tried the same key many times which failed to work everytime. It means that either the product key is invalid or i am doing any kind of mistake. Can you provide some help?

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    Support Array
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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    It happens in rare cases. However some users has fixed this issue by following the below given methods:
    1. Open run command by pressing "windows key+R".
    2. Type "msconfig" in the textbox and hit the enter button on your keyboard.
    3. Now go to the "Services" tab.
    4. Check the checkbox which shows "Hide All Microsoft Services"
    5. Finally click on Apply and Ok.
    6. Once done, restart your computer and try to use the same key again.It will work.
    As mentioned earlier the above written steps has worked for many users so just give it a try. If you are facing any other issues then feel free to post a question in this forum.

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    As youa are a genuine owner of the installation authority to your computer, which you have paid for, you have all the rights to claim the explanation and perfect solution which Microsoft is bound to provide you after confirming your purchese.

    Log into www.microsoft.com, at the bottom of the page there is Contact Us, click that, write in detail what you have encountered, alongwith the purchase detail and payment detail.
    Or contact Microsoft over phone and tell them everything, they will solve your problem, even they can reset the product code qnd provide another fresh one for you if required.

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

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    There may be two reason for not working of product key.

    :: Your product key is not genuine.

    :: Else the system can not detect the key in normal mode
    .

    :: So open the run command terminal by pressing Windows key + R letter from the keyboard.

    :: Then type “msconfig” and press enter.

    :: After opening the new tab you select the boot tab and under it select Safe boot .

    :: Then restart your system to get into the Safe mode.

    :: After then try to again put the product key in to window 8.

    If the same problem is facing then your key is not original.

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hello

    To solve that problem you can try these steps....

    =====>Go to control panel and than click on Administrative Tools.
    =====>After clicking you will see the Administrative Tools Window.
    =====>Under that window click on System Configuration.
    =====>After clicking you will get the System Configuration window with few tabs.
    =====>Now click on Services tab.
    =====>Under the Services tab check the checkbox says Hide all Microsoft services.
    =====>Now click Apply and than OK button to confirm change.
    =====>After that re-try to use product key.
    =====>This time you will get proper response.


    Try this i hope this will help you.....

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hi,
    This might be due to you might be entering it after a long time.
    AS it might have got leaked and used already.
    When a product key is used to activate windows several times then it gets blocked by the MICROSOFT SECURITY AUTHORITIES.
    So you can just contact microsoft and tell them about the query.
    Hope this helps....

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 pro

    Hi friends,

    You must log in to WWW. Microsoft.com.
    You can enter this site you see the pursues of the windows 8 pro key.
    You can down load and install the product key.
    So your system product key is working.

    You can any problem face you can contact Microsoft.

    Thanks!!!

    GOOD LUCK..........

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hello Friend,

    you have purchased a windows 8 Pro pack online and just received it few days ago. you tried to use it but the product key doesn't work.you have tried the same key many times which failed to work everytime. It means that either the product key is invalid or you are doing any kind of mistake.

    Its not a big problem,please go to the control panel,and open the adminstor and after this you open the adminstor tools cilck on this showing the service tools.

    after this please cilck on this and hide the all microsoft windows service.

    after this please save the settings and now you enter the product keys and your windows normally activated,

    i hope this information usefull to you............

    thanxxx.............

    brar22,,,,,,,

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Follow these steps to resolve your issue,

    1:Things you need to know about windows 8 product key are,

    2:First of all, once used key is not gonna solve your issue because one product key is only valid for only one pc!

    3:So, make sure you are not using the used product key to activate your windows 8 operating system!

    4:If you think, your product key is not used at least once then,

    5:Make sure you have entered the right product key!

    6:If you want to buy a new product key for your windows 8 operating system then, go to www.Microsoft.com.

    7:There buy the original product key

    That's it over!

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hi............,

    Make sure that --->
    * A used key can not be used many times.
    * Also if you misspell the code you face such problem.
    * You can buy a new key from microsoft.com
    * Else you can click on run option in menu.
    * There write misconfig.
    * Then you will see a new dialog box.
    * There go to service option.
    * There select hide all microsoft service.
    * Now restart your system and use the same key.

    Hope now it will work.....

    Thanks

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hi friend,
    Windows-8.jpg

    >>>It seems that product key is invalid

    >>>Make sure that you are pressing right characters

    >>>Don't be confuse between O and zero(0)

    >>>As you told you purchased online then make a call or e-mail to them and inform about your problem.

    >>>As for replacement from online shopping site

    >>>Otherwise tell them to give new product key through E-mail.

    Thank you

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    hi,

    you have problem with product key

    >> just try with new product key that is available in internet .

    >>just you need to provide corrrect information about your system .

    >> bit and version and all.

    >> or try to install home based windows 8 it will run without key.

    >> i hope you have got me

    >> all the best

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    hi,

    you have problem with product key

    >> just try with new product key that is available in internet .

    >>just you need to provide corrrect information about your system .

    >> bit and version and all.

    >> or try to install home based windows 8 it will run without key.

    >> i hope you have got me

    >> a

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hello Dude

    Go to the Start page

    Open the Web browser

    Then you need to Type the

    www. microsoft.com


    So that you will see the Product key options

    Click on it

    Then it will get enabled


    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Product key not working in windows 8 Pro

    Hiiiiiiiiiiiii

    you are unable to use the product key due to certain reasons like:

    your key is not genuine
    your key is too old

    contact www.microsoft.com and buy a genuine key

    your problem will be solved

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