Activate Windows 10 with Windows 8 key + certificate + bios slic

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by gldigital, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    I have downloaded Windows 10 iso but I can't install it now.

    Can someone please tell me if Windows 10 can be activated with my Windows 8 key + certificate + bios slic ?

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  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Just use the Win 8 key after install is finished to activate. Or when your system is an official oem system with oem:Dm bioskey it will use that key by itself (at least till the 29th of this month).
     
  3. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    The problem is that I don't plan to upgrade anytime soon, and far beyond 29 of july.

    I know that after this date a Windows 8/7 key will not be accepted anymore.

    This is why I've asked if using Windows 8 key + certificate + bios slic it's possible to activate Windows 10.
     
  4. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    No, certificates and slic worked with windows 7, not 8.
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Disconnect all drives and use a spare hdd to obtain a HWID now you still can and after establishing the HWID disconnect the spare drive and keep using your current windows. In the future you can install win 10 and activate your system with the HWID you already have established.
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Just deploy install w10 on a native VHD (or on a separate partition), and put it in dual boot.
     
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  7. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    What about installing Windows 10 on VmWare Workstation ?

    I suppose that the vm will "hide" the underliyng phisical hardware so the HWID will be bound to the vm itself.

    ... maybe the HWID can be transferred from pc to pc ...
     
  8. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Not gonna happen it is hardware ID related so different computer different hardware ID
     
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  9. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    sorry, I meant the license can be transferred from pc to pc to obtain a new HWID for the destination machine.
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    If it is a retail Pro key I believe you can transfer it to another computer, as long as key is not being used in another computer tied to HWID. 1 key, use 1 timeo_O
     
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  11. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Why complicate your life with a relatively slow task when you can deploy w10 on an additional native VHD in literally 5 minutes?

    That native WHD will be also usable on HyperV and Virtualbox, if needed.
     
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  12. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    Because I've no "experience" with the VHD format, but I'll take to look at this option
     
  13. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    After a little bit of investigation I can say that VHD(X) is the better, faster and easier solution for my needs.

    Install Win10 os, activate and then delete the multiboot enty menu and the vhd file.
     
  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #15 T-S, Jul 10, 2016
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  15. gldigital

    gldigital MDL Novice

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    Installed July 29 on the Vhdx without problems.

    After installation Windows 10 was already activated, probably because I have an Acer notebook with cd key in the bios.

    Also, the notebook itself comes without a cd key sticker.