So, I got my wife a Toshiba Encore 8 tab for Christmas (one of the new Baytrail processor tablets), with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Mid January the micro-USB port broke so had to send it back for repair, really annoying.
We got it back Monday, and last night the missus hands it back saying there's something wrong with Windows... So I take a look, and for some reason, the installation of Windows is no longer activated! I tried to reactivate, and I get an error code telling me the product key has been blocked...
I went through the phone reactivation process, and that failed... so I tried talking to someone at Microsoft Activation about it, and they couldn't activate it either. They said I'd have to contact Toshiba.
I'd really rather not have to send the damned thing back again... We only just got it back after a month away for repair, so does anyone have any (legal) suggestions as to how to fix the busted activation?