And, when we say "easy", we mean "child's play" easy. Then once I'm 'inside' I can activate the installation using my original Windows 8 Pro key, am I right? I just installed or reinstalled a preview build of Windows 10, and I want to upgrade to the final release, but it will not activate. I'm having the same problem with my windows 10 pro update. this contact form
its activated and i successfully upgraded to 8.1 after a lon long download. and @GottiBoi55 , i've run that command , but activation is failed :( should i recover my os again ( reverse back to 8 single language ) , then find SL VG ^^ Upgrading from Store will always work as its official method but installing Windows 8.1 using generic key and then activating using Windows 8 key also works. Kudos to you, cl-Albert (AKA Super Mod) cl-Albert11-05-2013, 01:04 AMKudos to you, cl-Albert (AKA Super Mod) Just trying to help out GottiBoi55, and wanted to thank you for taking your time
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u know , my original windows 8 was " single language" version , after that i upgrade that with a windows 8 "pro" is file , the pro version was accepted Admittedly, then i also had a problem with the activation. I created an ISO USB boot tool and followed the instructions on the screen. Thank You.
It worked well.
It tries to load on the install screen, the thingy spins once and then freezes cold.
VG ^^ Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 editions must be same to be able to use same product key.
The Eightforum (http://www.eightforums.com/) is dedicated to windows eight issues.
Clintlgm11-05-2013, 07:52 PMOn the PS, I agree I had mistakenly installed MBR, and activated.
i don't want to upgrade to pro / enterprise cause my key is just for "single language " version .
cl-Albert11-05-2013, 08:00 PM@ mehdi.moha, you may be aware of this already, but if it helps at all, the Win8.1 update from Windows Store should resume/continue from when you were disconnected, so
VG ^^ You'll need to wait until the company releases a compatible drive for Windows 8.1. @S Not tried.
Is it possible (legal) to install Windows 8 Trial version and then to replace it with the actual OEM/Full Version.
Once Windows is installed in your computer, you can activate your Windows using your own genuine Windows 8 product key by going to System Properties and clicking on change product key
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There are those who find places to get windows ISO disk for single language one way, but now you can get your USB setup disk made for you by Microsoft FREE How To Install Windows 8.1 Without Product Key If you are prompted to enter a product key, click Do this later and give it a few days, Windows 10 will activate automatically. Seems no easy solution, so may have to go back to Windows 7. http://www.askvg.com/fix-windows-8-genuine-product-key-doesnt-work-for-windows-8-1-clean-installation/ My 2 cents on that subject anyway...
RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY Search How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows 8.1 With a Windows 8 Key By Chris Hoffman on April 23rd, 2014 Windows 8.1 is a Windows 8 Generic Key There are conditions where the drive can get backed up on doing its trim and gc fucntions and the drive will stop responding. However, Windows 8.1 will accept the Windows 8 product key if you enter it on the desktop after installing Windows 8.1 -- no, we don't know why it works this way. I tried to upgrade using the Windows 8.1 ISO but it prompt me to key in the License.
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I bought an EVGA X79 Dark mobo, i7-4930k processor, and a rosewill 1000W PSU. Get the version that corresponds with what came with your laptop (e.g. Activate Windows 8.1 Pro Product Key Free There were talks around saying Microsoft is giving away free windows activation this time. Windows 8.1 Generic Key If you still have the original ASUS factory Win8 recovery partition intact (maybe not?) and recover back to Win8 to activate you shouldn't have any problems with activation after you update
It's a bit tedious with all the characters you have to enter. http://wisteme.com/windows-8/unable-to-boot-windows-8.html Forum Today's Posts FAQ Community Albums Tutorials What's New? I cannot activate this using my windows 7 home premium product key. Boot into BIOS, leave the SSD powered but do not attempt to copy files on to it for a few hours or overnight. How To Skip Product Key When Installing Windows 8
Dan so with all current updates installed including hidden and optional install still fails removed everything I can possible remove hardware wise and still issues. mandar KMS keys are not working any more :( It didn't work for me :( It still says this key can not be used for retail version. I gave up and although the it's still loaded, I use one of the free programs that mimic Office. navigate here asked 3 years ago viewed 264424 times active 3 months ago Visit Chat Linked 0 activate windows 8.1 using windows 8 oem key 13 Can I switch the User-Agent header for
I downloaded the ISO file, but Windows 10 setup is prompting me for a product key or indicates the product key does not work with this edition. Install Windows 8 Without Product Key Bill Apple OS is not linux based. Once again thank you for your time and effort.
Since Windows 8.1 is called an update for Windows 8, its obvious that Windows 8 product key should work for Windows 8.1 too but that's not true!
I've seen that happen & it has worked for me occasionally. The only option I can really think of. However, I have had the same experience as the OP when attempting to upgrade a Windows 8 Pro OEM PC to Windows 8.1 Pro, using the Windows 8 Pro OEM key.Jim Activate Windows 8.1 Pro Without Product Key Published 04/23/14 DID YOU KNOW?Despite the long-standing belief that the Pyramids were built by slave labor, they were actually constructed by thousands of paid laborers.
If your PC is not activated, PC Settings will provide instructions that are customized to your activation error. Can not take this anymore. Connect with him on Google+. his comment is here Things sound a bit more 'complicated' with activation if you try to upgrade to 8.1 by ISO or other means, but it's not something I've looked into much really if you
Clintlgm11-04-2013, 02:02 PMi'm so sorry mate , i almost forgot to say , last night i had MMA training and i couldn't find a appropriate time to use my laptop . Scooter Ravi I have Windows 8.1 retail iso file. It is possible that more recent releases of the ISO on TechNet have been amended to allow a proper Upgrade. The configuration above is supported by Windows installer and is well documented by Microsoft and can also be used on some other versions of Windows as well.
thank u buddy :) i'm at office right now , i'll try it tonight and let u know the result . mehdi.moha11-02-2013, 08:24 PMHi guys ! please help me out.?? So, i went and bought a new clean hard drive and had to do a clean install.
VG ^^ I think you cant activate a Pro edition of Windows using a normal edition key. So i made a USB copy of windows 10 PRO in to my flash drive and I DID A CLEAN INSTALL FROM THAT VERY COPY. addy Again...Question(s).... :) .... XSS (Les) Hi VG.