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    Windows 8.1 Activation

    Hello,

    How would I permanently activate Win 8.1 on my T100?

    I bought it used a few months ago with no documentation.

    TIA

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    More on this activation.
    I could have sworn activation was done months ago when I got the unit.

    When I followed the prompts to activate this past week, I was only given two options:
    1. Do it online
    2. Call MS and do it by phone

    Strangely, when I was speaking on the phone with ASUS now and they found my ser. num at the DOS prompt,
    I tried to get to the activation screen once again.

    Now it was completely different!
    (System is still showing the computer not activated)
    Now the activation screen shows:

    1. Activate Windows online
    2. Enter a New Product Key
    3. Your Product Key Info:
    Current Product Key: *********-CRYQH

    Anyone know what is happening here?
    And how to fix this once and for all?

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    I found the complete Prod Key that I entered months ago and that worked with my unit (ending in CRYQH).
    So why does it no longer work?

    Do Prod. Keys time-out?

    Or when programs misbehave do they throw Win8.1 for such a loop
    that it doesn't know what to do and deactivates the product key?

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    Try a wipe & clean install with W8.1 downloaded from MS onto external media. The activation should be automatic direct from your hardware. There are several threads here which discuss that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janner43 View Post
    Try a wipe & clean install with W8.1 downloaded from MS onto external media. The activation should be automatic direct from your hardware. There are several threads here which discuss that.
    Thanks janner.
    The problem is that I don't want to clean off apps and data from my Transformer.
    I am trying to avoid hours and hours of re-building here.

    I'd still like to know if Windows activation is only done one time?
    Are there any circumstances when Windows 'forgets' its been activated?

    I ask because of my circumstance and also a youtube on this with a title of
    "How to activate windows 8.1 ... permanently".
    Last edited by MarkMan; 07-23-2016 at 11:24 AM.

 

 

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