Windows 8

Saturday, May 17, 2014 by kona0197 | Discussion: Personal Computing

I really have an itch to run Windows 8. I mean it's like a sickness. Even after all of the bad things I have said, I want to switch from 7 to 8 really bad. Found out my system will run 8 just fine. Problem is getting a copy. Might take a very, very long time to afford Windows 8. No income right now.

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RedneckDude
Reply #1 Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:21 PM

                     

starkers
Reply #2 Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:24 PM

Problem is getting a copy.

Like what?  I gifted you a copy back when it cost just 40 bucks, so pray tell what happened to that?

kona0197
Reply #3 Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:30 PM

It will not activate, nor can I get a copy of it anymore. I've gone rounds with Microsoft to no avail.

 

Wizard1956
Reply #4 Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:48 PM

Might take a very, very long time to afford Windows 8. [/quote]

Well then, it looks like you'll have a long, long wait. Windows 9 will be out by then. I doubt you will find anyone willing to gift you a copy though.

[quote who="kona0197" reply="3" id="3466940"]It will not activate,

 Did you buy Windows 8 OEM? If you activated it on another machine, that is why it won't activate now.

RedneckDude
Reply #5 Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:50 PM

kona0197

It will not activate, nor can I get a copy of it anymore. I've gone rounds with Microsoft to no avail.

 

All you'd need is the key, Terry. The one Starkers gave you back then. Windows 8 can be downloaded freely. The key is the key.

 

 

kona0197
Reply #6 Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:20 AM

Every time I put that key in it says it was already activated on another machine. I have never used the key on any other machine, nor have I successfully activated it on any machine. Microsoft says I need a new copy.

RedneckDude
Reply #7 Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:31 AM

So, what you're saying is that Mark gifted you a bad key?  I give up. 

Wizard1956
Reply #8 Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:34 AM

So you're telling us you went over a year with an OS key that wouldn't activate but you didn't mention it ONE time in the forums before now..........

This from the guy who obsesses over his hard drive led blinking and a 3-5 degree temp rise.

kona0197
Reply #9 Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:58 AM

Actually I didn't know it wouldn't activate until recently. Nevermind I said anything.

benmanns
Reply #10 Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:36 AM

If you contact support you will get a different key...
it’s not even much of a hassle.... just tell them you recently tried to activate your windows8 but it keeps saying that the key is already in use.
If you haven´t activated it on another machine then there is the small but consisting chance that your key was used or generated via a generator and use for piracy.
In that case tell them to kindly provide you a new key- ( send them a receive of the purchase or a screenshot of the original pack with the receive)

If all strings break -and they don´t want to help try the offline phone activation.

Uvah
Reply #11 Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:58 AM

You're still using the Win7 disk I sent you...right.

CarGuy1
Reply #12 Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:04 AM

benmanns
If all strings break -and they don´t want to help try the offline phone activation.

Do this. It's very simple. When they ask how many machines you have it on, say "this is the only one".

Microsoft has it for download here.

RedneckDude
Reply #13 Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:01 AM

benmanns
If you haven´t activated it on another machine then there is the small but consisting chance that your key was used or generated via a generator and use for piracy

If I understand correctly, said key was provided by Starkers.

 

I doubt Starkers would give away a key that was generated for piracy, and say he paid 40 bucks for it.

CarGuy1
Reply #14 Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:11 PM

RedneckDude

Quoting benmanns, reply 10If you haven´t activated it on another machine then there is the small but consisting chance that your key was used or generated via a generator and use for piracy

If I understand correctly, said key was provided by Starkers.

 

I doubt Starkers would give away a key that was generated for piracy, and say he paid 40 bucks for it.

 

Jim, I read that the key that Starker's bought from Microsoft could have been generated by someone with a key generator after he purchased the key from Microsoft.

I read that the chances of this is 1 in 3656158440062976.

If I remember correctly, Kona uses a free antivirus program. Since some free antivirus programs don't have email support, if Starkers emailed him the key, Kona's email may have possibly been hacked.

the_Monk
Reply #15 Sunday, May 18, 2014 1:39 PM

I really have an itch to run Windows 8. I mean it's like a sickness. Even after all of the bad things I have said, I want to switch from 7 to 8 really bad.

Maybe you will be more reasonable in your future forum posts?  No more unsubstantiated claims or grandiose statements?  Well at least there will be less to retract!    

 

The Windows 8 kona will be a new kona!   hehe

 

Also, correct me if I am incorrect but I thought at some point you had 'tried' and/or 'played with' Windows 8.   If you used the disc which Starkers sent you (and if that was an oem key) it would be conceivable that that key would be seen by MS as having been 'activated' by your previous hardware.  You also stated in another thread that you recently upgraded your system.  So that could be where the issue is stemming from?

As has been noted by someone else.  Use Microsoft's telephone support for activations.  Explain some hardware was swapped/replaced etc.

kona0197
Reply #16 Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:25 PM

Starkers didn't send me a disk. He bought Windows 8 for me and I received a email from Microsoft with instructions to download and burn the Windows image. The key was included in the email. It is not a OEM key.

Thanks everyone for the support. I now remember why I haven't upgraded from Windows 7. Windows 8 does not work with my wireless USB network adapter. And my computer sits too far away to run a LAN cable.

Back to the drawing board.

starkers
Reply #17 Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:30 PM

RedneckDude


Quoting benmanns, reply 10If you haven´t activated it on another machine then there is the small but consisting chance that your key was used or generated via a generator and use for piracy

If I understand correctly, said key was provided by Starkers.

 

I doubt Starkers would give away a key that was generated for piracy, and say he paid 40 bucks for it.

Just to clarify things here, I enabled kona to purchase Win 8 by forwarding him the funds via Paypal to download the $40 discounted version from Microsoft... hence his key would be legitimate and there should be no issue with contacting MS support to have it re-activated over the phone. 

The reason I did it this way rather than purchase a copy here in Oz and send it to him was/is because of the regional differences, and that he may have had issues activating a product key that was assigned to a different region.  Well that's what the lady at MS told me, so I opted for the 'download a copy in his own region' method to avoid any potential installation/activation hiccups.

As to why this key is not activating, I'm not sure, but it is not an OEM copy so that should not be an issue. 

EDIT.  I was a tad slow... kona pretty much explained it.

@kona   A wireless adapter these days is relatively cheap... like under 10 bucks for one of those USB types, and that would allow you to run Win 8 with internet connectivity.  Alternatively, there's the idea of running a LAN extension lead from the modem to your PC.  Again, this would cost you under 10 bucks (I recently purchased a 25 metre LAN for $8.95) and you could tuck it away against the wall, etc, to save anyone tripping on it.

Where there's a will there's a way, kona, so up and at 'em... install Win 8; get connected to the net using one of the above options; ring MS support to get it activated over the phone.  And there is nothing to fear when ringing MS, okay.... just follow the prompts and Win 8 should be activated if you've provided the right responses.  If you are required to speak with a representative, just answer that it is for one machine/the same machine and that there have been some harware changes.  You should then be given an activation code to type in and viola.

RedneckDude
Reply #18 Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:36 PM

Kona, have you sold, or given away, or even parted out a system that had your Windows 8 installed on it?

 

If so, and it is being used on that machine, or was being used on it before you parted it out, then you would see a problem with using the key. Calling Microsux would fix the problem.

benmanns
Reply #19 Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:00 PM

CarGuy1


Quoting RedneckDude, reply 13
Quoting benmanns, reply 10If you haven´t activated it on another machine then there is the small but consisting chance that your key was used or generated via a generator and use for piracy

If I understand correctly, said key was provided by Starkers.

 

I doubt Starkers would give away a key that was generated for piracy, and say he paid 40 bucks for it.

 

Jim, I read that the key that Starker's bought from Microsoft could have been generated by someone with a key generator after he purchased the key from Microsoft.

I read that the chances of this is 1 in 3656158440062976.

If I remember correctly, Kona uses a free antivirus program. Since some free antivirus programs don't have email support, if Starkers emailed him the key, Kona's email may have possibly been hacked.


Yes thats what i ment- thanks CarGuy1
appologies to Stalkers- even though i think he knows i wouldn´t call him a ( illegal ) pirate  

 

kona0197
Reply #20 Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:06 PM

starkers
A wireless adapter these days is relatively cheap... like under 10 bucks for one of those USB types, and that would allow you to run Win 8 with internet connectivity. Alternatively, there's the idea of running a LAN extension lead from the modem to your PC. Again, this would cost you under 10 bucks (I recently purchased a 25 metre LAN for $8.95) and you could tuck it away against the wall, etc, to save anyone tripping on it.

Sorry, I can't do any of that. I don't have any source of income. When I do get money in, and that is quite rare, it has to go to bills that pile up. Buying computer parts is a on the bottom of the list. I was only able to upgrade to these new computer parts because they were left over from replacing a friend's computer with new parts. I can't run a LAN cable. It's complicated to explain. Besides the fact that I can't afford it, I just can't do that.

RedneckDude
Kona, have you sold, or given away, or even parted out a system that had your Windows 8 installed on it?

Nope. Never. In fact, this was the first time I tried to activate it.

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