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Can't get a developer license on fresh installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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  • Hello,

    if I try to register for a developer license, I get this error:

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
    Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration : Eine Methode wurde zu einem unerwarteten Zeitpunkt aufgerufen. (Ausnahme
    von HRESULT: 0x8000000E)
    In Zeile:1 Zeichen:1
    + Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration], COMException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AcquireDeveloperLicenseException,Microsoft.Windows.DeveloperLicense.Commands.ShowWindows
       DeveloperLicenseRegistrationCommand

    This Shows up in Event viewer:


    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">



    - <System>



      <Provider Name="Microsoft-WS-Licensing" Guid="{ED76D77F-7FB5-4EE4-8268-EE46212CB2D3}" />


      <EventID>258</EventID>


      <Version>0</Version>


      <Level>2</Level>


      <Task>0</Task>


      <Opcode>0</Opcode>


      <Keywords>0x2000000000000001</Keywords>


      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-03-27T08:16:48.428270500Z" />


      <EventRecordID>47</EventRecordID>


      <Correlation ActivityID="{C1A7259A-0BE9-0000-ED3E-A7C1E90BCD01}" />


      <Execution ProcessID="1008" ThreadID="3956" />


      <Channel>Microsoft-WS-Licensing/Admin</Channel>


      <Computer>WIN8BETAPSC</Computer>


      <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-3162005297-1726444823-2391734317-1001" />

      </System>


    - <EventData>



      <Data Name="ErrorString">Eine Methode wurde zu einem unerwarteten
    Zeitpunkt aufgerufen.
    </Data>


      <Data Name="HRESULT">2147483662</Data>

      </EventData>

      </Event>
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:39 AM

Answers

  • After installing two new Windows Updates and trying it again using the DSL modem connection, it suddenly worked!
    • Marked as answer by psc161 Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:04 AM
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:04 AM

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  • Hello,

    do you get the HRESULT 2147483662 (0x8000000E) everytime you issue a Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration cmdlet?  What is the output from if you run the get-windowsdeveloperlicense cmdlet?

    I have seen this hresult if we push cancel during login to the live or hotmail account during a run of Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration.  I have seen one report with the fiddling of the system clock as well.

    much appreciated,

    mike

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    the System clock is showing the correct time.

    After fiddling with the network settings I now get the following errors.

    (My Computer is in a corporate Network using a Proxy. But I even tried to connect it directly to the Internet using a DSL modem and got the same error messages).

    Which Network address is it trying to reach?

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
    Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration : Die Netzwerkadresse ist nicht erreichbar. Weitere Informationen über die
    Behebung von Netzwerkproblemen finden Sie in der Windows-Hilfe. (Ausnahme von HRESULT: 0x800704CF)
    In Zeile:1 Zeichen:1
    + Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Show-WindowsDeveloperLicenseRegistration], COMException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AcquireDeveloperLicenseException,Microsoft.Windows.DeveloperLicense.Commands.ShowWindows
       DeveloperLicenseRegistrationCommand

    PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-WindowsDeveloperLicense
    Get-WindowsDeveloperLicense : There is no developer license on this computer.
    In Zeile:1 Zeichen:1
    + Get-WindowsDeveloperLicense
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        + CategoryInfo          : Ungültiger Vorgang: (:) [Get-WindowsDeveloperLicense], InvalidOperationException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoRegisteredDeveloperLicense,Microsoft.Windows.DeveloperLicense.Commands.GetWindowsDevel
       operLicenseCommand

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:42 AM
  • After installing two new Windows Updates and trying it again using the DSL modem connection, it suddenly worked!
    • Marked as answer by psc161 Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:04 AM
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 9:04 AM