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    Default Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    Hi there,

    I cannot activate windows 8 customer preview 64 bit version. When I activated it, I got an error message:

    "the software licensing service reported that the required plug-in is not found."

    Please help me. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    We have had many discussions about this problem. Please read some of the other threads with almost identical titles!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    Repeat:

    There is NO Activation of any version of Windows 8.

    You must type in the legal Registration Key, found on the MS download page, during the first few steps of the install.
    That's it! There is nothing more.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    You need to reset your pc option.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    You can reset through Control Panel, Recovery, or through Metro, Charms Bar, More PC Settings, General tab

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    Please explain...."PC Option" for the uninformed. Eh?
    Heck, I don't understand it either!

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    I think he is referring to the Charms Bar, Settings, Change PC Settings, General tab.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    I did a reinstall. Now everything is ok. Thanks for your answers.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 customer preview activation failure

    If you just reinstalled Win 8 CP, you missed the boat. Win 8 RP was released on May 31st. Since you just reinstalled this would be an ideal time to install Win 8 RP using this method.

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