Windows 8 problem

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by jmlee10, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. jmlee10

    jmlee10 New Member

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    Been using Windows 8 since the consumer preview was released with no problems. All of a sudden this morning this message appeared "The license for this pre-released version of Windows has expired. You’ll need to enter a new product key to activate Windows. Until you activate, Windows will restart every 1 hour, so you should back up your data.

    Install the latest version of Windows"

    It isn't kidding rebooting every hour.
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Have you been able to run the Windows Update Utility?
    If you are still on the Developers Preview rather than the Consumer Preview, the Developers Preview was set to expire on 3/11/2012 but there was suppose to be a Windows Update that would extend that time by several months.
    Open the run dialog box (WinKey + R) and type winver. See attachment

    EDIT: KB2671501
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2671501
     

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    jmlee10 New Member

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    I've checked your attachment and I am running the Consumer Preview Edition due to expire in 2013. I'll try the win update.
     
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    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Not sure what might be going on.
    First of course check your Date / Time / TimeZone within the OS and make sure nothing has accidentally advanced that past the expiry date.
    Second as Mike says it might conceivably be a key issue or even an activation issue. Check the Charms Bar (winkey + C)->settings->more pc setting
    and see if you see Activate Windows at the top.
    And by the way..... welcome to the forum.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    That's it. Somehow the date was reset to 2075. As Bob Uecker would say "just a little high". Thanks for the help!
     
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    Glad to hear that you were able to resolve your problem and thanks for posting back and updating your thread with the solution that worked for you.
    Thanks again for joining our community and we hope to continue to see you around the forum.
    Regards
    Randy
    Funny guy.
     
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    can you upload this file??????????
    because my comp not starting windows update..........
    help me pliiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssssssss
     
  8. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    Just Clean Install Win 8 RP. It's far superior to the previous versions of this beta OS anyway. Contains many fixes. Download from the official MS site. Burn the ISO file to a DVD, boot to the DVD and go for it.
     

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