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Error while activating Windows 8 Pro using MSDN Key RRS feed

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  • I installed Windows 8 Pro on my machine with a key from my friend. Now, I've got my own MSDN key for Windows 8 Pro edition. When I try to change the product key using powershell, I get the following error,

     

    Error: 0xC004F069 On a Computer running Microsoft Windows non-code edition, run slui.exe 0x2a 0xC004F069 to display the error text.


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    Friday, August 31, 2012 3:05 AM

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    Friday, August 31, 2012 9:10 AM
  • That problem is (sometimes) caused by a bad time setting - check your Region, date and time settings.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth


    Friday, August 31, 2012 1:11 PM
  • That didnt work . Anything that i can try . I have a MSDN key now . Trying to activate it on the current version of developer preview installed.
    • Proposed as answer by Pryke Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:25 PM
    Saturday, September 1, 2012 2:34 AM
  • That didnt work . Anything that i can try . I have a MSDN key now . Trying to activate it on the current version of developer preview installed.

    I wasn't aware you can activate the dev preview with an RTM MSDN key ?  Maybe the answer is you'll need to install the W8 RTM and it will work fine.

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    Saturday, September 1, 2012 2:51 AM
  • I have that problem too, when i go into my PC info the activation part says: Product Key: not available i try everything that i can do but still its not activating
    Saturday, October 6, 2012 4:01 AM
  • I have that problem too, when i go into my PC info the activation part says: Product Key: not available i try everything that i can do but still its not activating
    SLUI 4

    Try slui 4 phone activation.

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    Saturday, October 6, 2012 4:05 AM
  • run this in your command prompt as administrator.... slmgr -upk   

    then run        

    slmgr -ipk

    for safer side install all the drivers for your computer...

    now sync the time of ur pc with internet...by going to date side...and sync it...(its impt)

    now run your crack..or insert key,,,....

                  

    Monday, November 12, 2012 10:35 AM
  • Same problem here ....... what do i do ????? please help
    Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:26 PM
  • Start your own new question/thread, and give LOTS of detail!

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:08 PM
  • Thanks for this tip - was about to uninstall. Win 8 install skips over date/time settings. Fixed my activation issue.
    Friday, January 17, 2014 4:38 AM
  • So, what I have to do? I synchronized the time and still not working.
    Monday, July 13, 2015 9:02 PM
  • Hello,

    Do not use /UPK, it is not recommended to do this, you can corrupt your installation.

    It is not needed, it may remove than the expected Windows product key so you could lose functionality.

    By removing the Windows Product key, you may also disable functionality if a licensing check takes place, you do not have a key installed so features check for licensing you may be broken.

    Should never have to use UPK.


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    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:34 AM