Not resolved

i bought a version of windows 8 because i was quite impressed with the consumer preview windows 8.unfortunately i had the misfortune of an electrical storm and lost the hard drive in my computer.

i how have a new hard drive and i cannot activate my windows 8 product key again. i want it back. how do i reactivate me windows 8.

i was impressed with the consumer preview i wanted to buy the proper windows 8.i was impressed with how that preview worked but i am NOT impressed with the support for windows 8 i also believe that the security code is an insult to peoples intelligence

Monetary Loss: $60.

Had an Experience with Microsoft?

Write a review


Terms of Service
Post Comment
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States #944092

Its sad to say that if you were smart and had purchased a six dollar surge protector this wouldn't have happened. Windows 8 keys can only be activated ONCE, and only once.


This person makes no mention of contacting support to activate.I have reactivated hundreds of copies of Windows from versions XP through 8.

Longest time on phone was 28 minutes, which was primarily because of too many improper activation attempts by an uninformed "expert".I would wager this situation could be resolved easily, if the person followed the directions, then CALLED MS support for assistance.

Blaming MS for something like this is absurd.

You May Also Like

UBER - Charged for mess I didn't make UBER "... I recieved an email later that evening saying I was being charged another $150 for a mess i supposedly made in the backseat of the car..." Read more Bitdefender - Can't install on a brand new MacBook Pro Bitdefender "I bought a brand new MacBook Pro, within a week I decided to play it safe and install an antivirus. I saw on several websites that Bitdefender didn't slow down..." Read more Baanyan Software Services - Review in Software category  from Edison, New Jersey Baanyan Software Services "Baanyan Software Services is a criminal organization run by Raghu Daripalli. He lures fresh graduates on OPT and gullible Software Engineers from India only to turn them into indentured laborers..." Read more Microsoft - End Support On Windows XP Microsoft "Microsoft Corporation are fools for cancelling Windows XP. Windows XP was the best version of Windows ever made . It makes my sad that an Operating System that ran for..." Read more Fanatics - Terrible Terrible store Fanatics "Please do not buy from Fanatics, Fans Edge, or College Football store. (all the same place) I bought 3 shirts from Fanatics, took forever to get them, and when I..." Read more Calatlantic Homes - Buyer Beware Calatlantic Homes "Garage door wood shrunk and left unpainted grooves in door. Builder says "sorry, paint touchup already done". Ours is the only garage door on street that looks this bad. This..." Read more Guardsman - The worst shopping experience of my life Guardsman "I am extremely let down by Guardsman and Nebraska Furniture Mart. I feel very taken advantage of. I saved money to purchase a leather sectional and purchased the protection plan...." Read more Chopretail - Horrible Experience Chopretail "I am a new mother and purchased a Spectra S2 pump from Chop Retail via Walmart. I like to be a prepared mother and ordered the pump 4 months before..." Read more