Why the VALID Windows 8 Pro product key is rejected when activating Windows?

Why a VALID product key from an Official Box of the Full Windows 8 Pro 64bit DVD installed on a new hard disk, is rejected as INVALID when Activating Windows at the very end of this installation process?
The PC is a All-in-one Hewlett-Packard Touch Screen of 15 months. 
After the single hard drive crashed (it was running Windows 7 Home upgraded to 7 Ultimate), a new replacement hard disk has been fit in and checked.
The installation has gone through without any problem. Thanks.
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That happens because the dvd is not the full version. It is an upgrade disk. You must reinstall your previous windows and then do the upgrade again. 


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Windows 8 - Phone Activation


How to activate Windows 8 by phone


Press Windows key + X then click Run, then type:   slui.exe  4

Next press the 'ENTER' key.
 
Select your 'Country' from the list.
 
Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
 
Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.
 
Explain your problem clearly to the support person.


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How to contact a Microsoft Product Activation Center by telephone:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929


For a list of phone numbers see method #1
 
 
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Last updated October 18, 2018 Views 2,546 Applies to: