Following a system board replacement repair, one of the following Windows Activation Error’s may occur as shown below:
PC settings - Activate Windows:
“There’s a problem with Activation. Please contact the manufacture of your PC or buy a new key.”
Windows Activation – Windows isn’t activated:
“The preinstalled version of Windows can’t be activated. Contact your PC manufacture for assistance, or buy a new key.”
The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:
For Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, run Windows Update.
To run Windows Update, follow these steps:
Windows Updates Notes:
If you are unable to run Windows Update, the following patches can be manually downloaded at:
NOTE: 32-bit/64-bit OS information is identified in System properties. (From Windows Start, select: Control Panel > System and Security > System).
For more information on Windows Update, the following additional information is available: