Activate Legit Windows 8 Retail?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by chickeneaterguy, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. chickeneaterguy

    chickeneaterguy MDL Novice

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    Does anyone know if it'll be possible for me to install the RTM with one of the keys today, without activation, and come back on Oct. 26 with a legit upgrade key and use that key on my existing RTM setup without having to reinstall everything and whatnot?

    Wow...long question/sentence.

    Thanks,
    chickeneaterguy
     
  2. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    If you get a Legit Key from M$... yes you can Activate it...later..
    I recommend before you do... use SLMGR -upk then reboot an you will get the Activate popup, then enter the Legit Key ... almost instantly you will be Activated...

    infact some are doing this on a daily basis.... with Fully Legit Keys issued by M$.
     
  3. antony_blu3

    antony_blu3 MDL Member

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    You can do that if you use retail key, but I don't know about upgrade key, maybe it requires previous genuine system (XP/Vista/7)