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    Key purchased, can't use after using, on same computer, different hard drive and install or...


    Key purchased, can't use after using, on same computer, different hard drive and install or upgrade from. How do you call customer support??? Ridiculous Microsoft is a massive company, but you can't call anyone and talk live??? Online support can't help this issue.

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    BRIBOT, Jun 16, 2021
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  2. Hard Drive not Showing

    Hi Lori,

    Thank you for posting back.

    • How are you connecting the Hard drive to your computer?
    • Have you tried connecting the hard drive to a different computer and check if it works?

    It's possible that your USB drivers are corrupt. I suggest you to try the following steps and check.

    • Press Windows Key +R and type
      devmgmt.msc
      to open Device manager.
    • Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers
      at the left bottom.
    • Right-click the first USB controller under Universal Serial Bus controllers, and then click on
      Uninstall to remove it.
    • Repeat these steps for the entire USB controller under Universal Serial Bus controllers.
    • Restart the computer. After the computer starts, Windows will automatically scan for hardware changes and reinstall all the USB controllers that you uninstalled.

    Keep us posted with the status of the issue to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Azaruddin Syed, Jun 16, 2021
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  4. Key purchased, can't use after using, on same computer, different hard drive and install or...

    Computer freezes and Explorer doen't respond when I plug an external Hard drive

    Hello jobkakule,

    The issue is possibly caused by corrupted data or bad sectors on your external hard drive or could be a sign of a failing hard drive.

    To better assist you with your concern, I'd like to know the following:

    • Confirm which build is currently installed on your device. To check, follow the steps below:
    1. Press Windows key + R, then type in winver.
    2. Click OK.
    • Have you tried plugging your external hard drive to a different USB port? Also, check if you can access the drive by plugging it to a different computer.
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    Meanwhile, I'd suggest to repair the bad sectors on your external hard drive. Kindly refer to the steps below:

    (Let's just assume that the drive letter for your external hard drive is E. If not, please do change it to the correct drive letter)

    1. Plug in your external hard drive. Click on Start, search for
    Command Prompt, right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

    2. Type in the following command below and press Enter after each command:

    Chkdsk /f E:

    Chkdsk /r E:

    3. Reboot your computer after the scan is completed.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Regards.
     
    Melchizedek Qui, Jun 16, 2021
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