A Novice Question!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by josephus, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. josephus

    josephus MDL Novice

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    Hi, I am new to Windows 8. I am used to Windows 7, which doesn't ask for a product key. How do you install Windows 8.1 without a product key?
     
  2. xakerz

    xakerz MDL Novice

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    #2 xakerz, Feb 13, 2014
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    Find any ISO file with serial for installation or use VL version, it doesn't ask for a key to install. I guess you are trying to install Windows which you got in internet?

    also look here for a key pastebin.com/SyeWcnKq
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #3 s1ave77, Feb 13, 2014
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    In opposite to Win 7 were one needed to delete the ei.cfg, in Win 8/8.1 you´ll need to add one here.

    Using myself this one:

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    Save as ei.cfg and put into the 'sources'-directory of the ISO.
     
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  4. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    "Stickys" have info on repositories and activation methods.