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Dec
21
accepted Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Dec
21
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
As indicated in my post update, I got this notification in my Action Center. I let Windows 8 do its thing. The problem (and a possibly related problem with code 52 on a signed device driver) have since disappeared.
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Yeah, probably a better idea. I've updated the post.
Dec
20
revised Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
New information
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
I got this output when I ran the first command. I also talked to Microsoft on the phone. They ended up directing me to the DreamSpark website (because I got my key from DreamSpark Premium), but Windows appears to have activated itself correctly in the meantime. Not sure whose answer I should credit... I do have a separate issue where I'm getting code 52 on my iPod driver. Could this be related?
Dec
20
comment Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
I got this output when I ran the first command in magicandre1981's post. I also talked to Microsoft on the phone. They ended up directing me to the DreamSpark website (because I got my key from DreamSpark Premium), but Windows appears to have activated itself correctly in the meantime. Not sure whose answer I should credit... I had tried slui 4 before but that gave me an error message I don't remember. The "Provide these numbers when you're asked" section was empty at that time.
Dec
20
asked Windows 8 wants to reactivate with new motherboard, error 0x80070241
Dec
5
awarded  Teacher
Nov
24
accepted Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Nov
24
comment Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Found the same workaround in the meantime, but forgot to report on it. Thanks for adding this for future reference!
Nov
22
comment How to add the Windows defender into Windows Explorer's right click menu to scan a particular drive/folder/file on demand in Windows 8?
The regfile link redirects me to a webpage... direct link (no longer?) works.
Nov
16
revised Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Added new information, reworded for clarity
Nov
16
comment Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Is there a tool that lists all the drivers that are currently installed on my system, including drivers that aren't in use? I might be able to find the old Synaptics driver that way and remove it if it's still there. Another possibility is that Windows 8 is fetching this outdated driver from Windows Update, which can happen even if the driver's not installed.
Nov
15
comment Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Tried that before, but for some reason it keeps coming back.
Nov
15
asked Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update
Nov
10
comment File History isn't doing it for me. What are the alternatives?
@MystereMan I'd rather not have a server running constantly on my home network. :)
Nov
9
comment External hard drive FAT32 to NTFS conversion fails
I ended up partially moving files off the hard drive and restarting the conversion process. It worked! I didn't need the defrag/transfer/resize procedure after all.
Nov
9
comment File History isn't doing it for me. What are the alternatives?
Whoops, found the rule. Can I delete this thread?
Nov
9
comment File History isn't doing it for me. What are the alternatives?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only rule I found was that you're not allowed to promote products you're affiliated with. Am I missing something?
Nov
9
accepted External hard drive FAT32 to NTFS conversion fails