05-30-2014 04:42 PM
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  1. allanshute's Avatar
    Greetings from China...

    I have a Dell XPS 10 which runs Windows RT. Everything works perfect until I upgrade to Windows 8.1 RT and make a restore to factory default.
    I upgraded from Windows Store and it runs well. Things went bad after I did a factory reset. I found similar problems reported by Surface RT users as well.
    windows rt preview 8.1 not activated - Microsoft Community

    The system keeps asking me to activate Windows but I don't have any product key to activate. Any idea for this?

    And I'm thinking of using a USB recovery drive to recover my XPS10 to Windows RT 8. And I downloaded all files from this post but I don't have the password to unrar... http://forums.windowscentral.com/sur...t/232959-2.htm
    If anyone knows (or mase123987 you see this thread) the password for that RAR file please PM me. Thank you very much.....
    Last edited by allanshute; 07-21-2013 at 07:28 PM.
    07-21-2013 06:50 PM
  2. kwajr's Avatar
    How did you upgrade to 8.1,if you didn't do it by the ms way then screw you

    Sent from my RM-893 Lumia 925
    07-21-2013 07:17 PM
  3. allanshute's Avatar
    I did the upgrade via Windows Store... everything works fine until I reset the device..
    07-21-2013 07:29 PM
  4. kwajr's Avatar
    try to reset again
    07-21-2013 10:01 PM
  5. allanshute's Avatar
    I tried reset/refresh for many times but it is still not working... Windows RT is not activated. And I'm trying to recover from USB but it gives me 0x0000005C error...
    try to reset again
    07-21-2013 10:21 PM
  6. DuncanF62's Avatar
    How did you upgrade to 8.1,if you didn't do it by the ms way then screw you
    What are you? 14, 15? Grow up FFS.
    07-22-2013 03:46 AM
  7. DuncanF62's Avatar
    The system keeps asking me to activate Windows but I don't have any product key to activate.
    Have you tried the key that MS distribute with the ISO version of the 8.1 update? No idea if it will work, but worth a punt: NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F
    07-22-2013 03:48 AM
  8. allanshute's Avatar
    Thanks but this key is for 8.1 Preview not for RT 8.1 Preview. I cannot use this key to activate :(
    Have you tried the key that MS distribute with the ISO version of the 8.1 update? No idea if it will work, but worth a punt: NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F
    07-22-2013 04:02 AM
  9. Storl's Avatar
    You could try reading your product key back out of the ACPI MSDM table.

    Jailbreak your Surface RT [Release] RT Jailbreak Tool - xda-developers and try running this tool, i just compiled it for ARM. The source code can be found here if you rather compile it yourself, no idea if it works..
    07-22-2013 09:27 AM
  10. kwajr's Avatar
    I tried reset/refresh for many times but it is still not working... Windows RT is not activated. And I'm trying to recover from USB but it gives me 0x0000005C error...
    well on an rt tablet its already activated we don't even get a key
    07-22-2013 12:33 PM
  11. foxbat121's Avatar
    There was a recent 8.1 update pushed out by MS to resolve a product activation issue. Try update your RT first.
    07-24-2013 09:20 AM
  12. Ahmed Safarini's Avatar
    Can't update , every time I try to update it fails .
    Please help because I cannot contact Microsoft since my warranty expired .
    10-04-2013 02:11 AM
  13. azcruz's Avatar
    How can your warranty expire that fast? Mine is up to October 2015 and I bought I last October 2012.

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8S by HTC using Tapatalk
    10-04-2013 03:07 AM
  14. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    I had this same problem on my surface RT. I called Tech support and they emailed me a file. I still have that email and zip file with instructions. I can email it to you if you want, but Im not sure if it'll work for your case. You can read the email and decide for yourself. Here is what the email said:

    Attached is the file to fix the activation issue you are having with the Windows RT 8.1 Preview.

    1. <!--[endif]-->Please save the attached ZIP file (RTactivation.ZIP) to your Surface.
    2. <!--[endif]-->Browse to the location of where the ZIP file is saved (the Downloads folder by default).
    3. <!--[endif]-->Right click (or tap and hold) on the ZIP file and select Extract. By default this will create a new folder with the same name as zipped file.
    4. <!--[endif]-->Inside the new folder is a file named RTactivation.cmd - it will have what looks like a gear as its icon. Right click (or tap and hold) on the file and select Run as Administrator.

    You will see your Surface switch to the Desktop and a black command window open up. The script will automatically run a series of commands, so you will see text appear in the window, a pause, then more text, then a pause, etc. Just let the script run until the script completes and the black command window closes automatically.

    After the script completes, restart your Surface and when Surface connects to the internet, activation should be fixed.
    10-04-2013 09:20 AM
  15. Ahmed Safarini's Avatar
    thank u :) yes It will be great if u send it to me at least I could try : eng.ahmed.safarini@gmail.com , again thanks for ur help .
    10-11-2013 06:43 AM
  16. Ahmed Safarini's Avatar
    I don't know :( I just tried to use it but it said that its expired since Mar 2013 .
    10-11-2013 06:47 AM
  17. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    Ahmed, i just tried to send you an email and it bounced back...do you have a different email?
    Ahmed Safarini likes this.
    10-13-2013 09:13 AM
  18. symbarowski's Avatar
    I'm having the same problems with my xps 10, thank goodness for you guys!

    Would it be possible to get a copy of the activation.cmd as well , my email is symbarowski@outlook.com ?

    Thanks,

    Fred
    10-16-2013 02:31 AM
  19. Jarx's Avatar
    I have the same problem here, please send it also to me: jar-i@live.fi
    10-18-2013 12:51 PM
  20. warex3d's Avatar
    I have the same problem here, please send it also to me: warex3d@hotmail.com
    10-18-2013 02:53 PM
  21. John20212's Avatar
    Damn it seems like a ton of people are having this issue, perhaps it would be a good idea to contact Microsoft to get the file so they are aware of the scale of this issue.
    Morris Chen likes this.
    11-27-2013 10:24 PM
  22. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    11-29-2013 05:52 AM
  23. Morris Chen's Avatar
    Hi SeeVUPlay, Could you please send me the file. It is my big headache. The address you posted can't work.
    02-04-2014 11:58 AM
  24. RajeevT's Avatar
    I don't know why people keep asking for the file when SeeVuPlay has already linked to it above. Here's a direct download link to the same file in case anyone's interested.
    05-19-2014 02:32 PM
  25. RajeevT's Avatar
    Wow, don't people even bother to read the posts right above theirs any more? I doubt anyone will bother mailing you what you can download yourself by applying some bare minimum common sense.
    05-28-2014 05:49 PM
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