Activate UPGRADE key on fresh install

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  1. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    #1 Humphrey, May 13, 2013
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    I bought the cheap 15-30 (depending on if the backup disc being purchased as well or not) upgrade from MS for Windows 8. On install of Windows 8, trying to use the key(s) gotten from that offer will work on installation but not for activating your copy of Windows 8. Here is a work around:


    Install fresh Windows 8.
    Open regedit.
    Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/setup/OOBE/
    Edit key: mediabootinstall
    Change value to 0
    Open CMD as administrator.
    Type "SLMGR /REARM"
    Restart
    Open CMD as administatro.
    Type "SLUI.exe 3"
    Enter your upgrade key.
    YOUR ACTIVATED!


    I created this reg file for quickly changing the registry value.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE]
    "MediaBootInstall"=dword:00000000
     
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    #2 zeeus, May 13, 2013
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    Left bottom corner -> right click-> Run -> slui 3, works too instead CMD ADM
     
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    Me too! I use a lot Hot-Key's, the Windows default Hot-Keys and my own, using Macro-Programming. That saves a lot of time.
     
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    #7 Humphrey, May 13, 2013
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    Windows Key + R and typing cmd, then hitting enter will open the cmd for which one would type "slui.exe 3" and press enter. Administrator rights not required.
     
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    Er.....?! You're right! I use an Macro to open the CMD all times in elevated mode, so I don't need to think about that any more!!:D
     
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    It's not to open the CMD, is to open the Run Task !!!:D
     
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    Precisely right! And that will run the typed command in not elevated stage!
     
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  12. jackmonter5

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    A hotkey to launch mstsc would be nice :worthy:
     
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    Sure you could do just that! But that isn't what a Macro Processor could do!

    Instead of Macro you could also use Batch Programming, IF you know How To.....!

    In an Macro Program you could just "record" a whole bunch of Commands, Step's, Procedures and much more, which you could NOT with YOUR method. After done that just assign an Hot-Key for it and you're done. It simplifies special procedures etc. which has to done often and would saves a lot of time!
     
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