Activate 8.1 Enterprise using MAK or KMS key for Win 8

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by thecrater, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. thecrater

    thecrater MDL Novice

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    Hi
    I have access to my company's MAK and KMS keys for Win 8 enterprise. Is there a way to activate Win 8.1 using these keys?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    No they released new keys for Enterprise 8.1 Maybe trough the update on 17th October
     
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  3. thecrater

    thecrater MDL Novice

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    Thanks for that. I don't know what's wrong with Microsoft. They are increasingly alienating and frustrating their customers. In the past we had access to the latest version of Windows 2 months before it's official release. I do not see any logical reasons for why they are being very strict about the "8.1 Service pack"
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I agree on that it is indeed frustrating how microsoft is dealing with the 8.1 upgrade :p
     
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  5. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    LOL - 8.1 is not service pack :) it is the advanced edition of Windows 8. I have already discussed this many times here. To answer your question - you should have a active agreement Select Plus / Enterprise / Open Value / SPLA may be Open License (but it should include Windows 8.1 w/ SA). Then you should be able to get your Windows 8.1 keys but you have to wait for the Downloads untill next month probably close to October 18.

    Cheers
     
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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe even some days more!

    MS Thailand in formed our customers that they will START on October 18 to deliver the new Product Keys as well as the required Apps and information for the new KMS Activation.
     
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  7. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    #7 Smorgan, Sep 26, 2013
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    Well its hard to say its not a service pack for the following reasons:

    Updated Kernel to 6.3
    Version number skip from the usual 9201 to 9600
    Also added features to metro
    And a few slipped in features here and there

    It has all the hallmarks of a service pack without actually fixing stuff.

    And overt simplification would be to call Windows 8.1 blue a Service pack for Windows 8. However seeing as Microsoft did not go out of its way to fix the issues on windows 8 / Server 2012 its pretty easy to call 8.1 a revision of an ugly pig. I feel this new strategy to release an Operating system on a 1 year time table rather then a cycle will be detrimental for Microsoft. At this point seeing as 8.1 has new keys as well as a few new license features that tie it with the Windows RT API its pretty easy to see the future.

    I personally don't see the worth on the corporate side to go from 8.0 to 8.1
     
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  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That's the way how you see it as customer (?) while MS will see it a lot different! In fact, it's no wonder that MS is tighten the whole Licensing and Activation scheme and process seeing on Forums like MDL and other Warez Sites how easy it were in the past OS's to to bypass the need of buying and License! That this is disturbing for legal users is without doubt! And I agree that nobody like that. But if you were in Software Development Business, you would have an understanding for the developers action. It's a question of Fairness, objectivity and understanding you accept or not such action of the developer.
    One more bad outcome in this period of time, is that the PC Market is on it's way down with very strong competition and also not very fair (not to tell very unfair!) action's from competitors.
    Imagine, if Apple would be on MS place and MS on Apple place: How the Market would look like? Wouldn't it be:
    • a very tight and bound Hard- and Software market to Apple product's only!
    • Much more expensive Hard and Software
    • Much less available Software
    • and, and, and, that list would be nearly endless!!

    I'm not related in any means to Microsoft or any other Software developer, I just try to be fair and objective.
     
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  9. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You haven't done anything yet. The key you have used is leaked in the internet and it will blacklisted in no time. Just be careful about using your Microsoft account in you Windows 8.1

    Thanks
     
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  10. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    It is of course the advanced version of windows 8 with bugs not seen in windows 8. For all the bad name that it has got, I have used win 8 and found it to be very solid and reliable.
     
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  11. john23

    john23 MDL Novice

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    lol, MSDNAA take it easy mate;).
     
  12. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    It is not my cup of tea. It is all yours. Remember Microsoft are not like When Vista / 7 was launched. It is just a warning from me. I know nothing more or less about Microsoft and their recent activities about the piracy.
     
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  13. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    Spot on even though i do not like MS
     
  14. john23

    john23 MDL Novice

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    #14 john23, Oct 4, 2013
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    Ok MSDNAA, I understood your point and I guess you are an MSDN subscriber, so it may not be a pleasant experience for them and let me withdraw my activation screenshot. Thanks