8.1enterprise vl preview activation ?

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  1. dodger_ace

    dodger_ace MDL Novice

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    hello, does win 8.1 enterprise need a key or can I use Microsoft tool kit 2.4.3 to activate it ... thank you for your time
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Preview can be activated by MTK and RTM certainly can be activated as well with the tool
     
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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You could get an free Key from Microsoft directly!! Or your read the forum and found the MS Key at it!:p
     
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    dippyweb MDL Member

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  5. NABAKUMAR

    NABAKUMAR MDL Member

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    You don't need any KMS Activation Tool to activate Preview versions...

    In case of Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, you don't need any product key during installation...
    But after installation when the PC restarts and opens up, just go to -
    PC Settings>PC & Devices>PC info>
    There you'll have to enter the product key-
    YNB3T-VHW8P-72P6K-BQHCB-DM92V

    and click activate..just few seconds later, it'll confirm your successful activation

    NOTE-You must be connected to internet while entering product key for activation!!!
     
  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    From what I can tell, you can do the temporary kms activation on win8 previews, but they are timebombed to 2014 or something...
    I haven't actually ran a timebombed version all the way to the kill point.
     
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  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah MS gives the key for the Previews. Wouldn't be much of a preview if everyone had to figure out how to activate it. It is also another good reason to get from the source. You can see what they are offering along with the preview (or at least read some on the subject lol).
     
  8. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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  9. EFA11

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  10. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    LOL yeah!

    Think they were a bit optimistic? Only 20261 activations thus far? :eek:
     
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  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I can just see it now:

    MSExec1: "OK we gave it a million activation counters for this evaluation software"
    MSExec2: "Better make it a billion, everyone loves Enterprise evaluation OS versions"
     
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