Activation Issue after Upgrading to Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by khalid_ham33d, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. khalid_ham33d

    khalid_ham33d MDL Novice

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    Hello! Few days before, when Windows 8.1 preview became available, I tried to install it to my PC. I had installed Windows 8 Pro EN-GB and then activated it via KMS and then used the WMC Upgrade key when Microsoft offered. When I tried to install the Upgrade via store, it gave me error, which I resolved via the Registry Tweak and converted my installation to EN-US. After that I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Preview via Store. When I logged into Windows 8.1 the first time, my activation broke up and said that key was illegal (I activated Windows 8 Pro WMC in the very beginning when Microsoft didn't block anything). I then tried to use Advanced Tokens Manager to restore the activation but that didn't help as it said that I'm using a different version. After that I had to reinstall Windows 8 Pro WMC via the MSDN ISO and then had to activate via Advanced Tokens Manager. It is now working fine but I wish to know if there is a way I can use Windows 8.1 Preview which is activated or cracked by some means?
     
  2. khalid_ham33d

    khalid_ham33d MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply but is there any way I can continue with my current key and upgrade the installation?
     
  3. roylion15

    roylion15 MDL Member

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  4. Chris123NT

    Chris123NT MDL Expert

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    It's because you activated via KMS first and then went to WMC.

    I'm willing to bet the base KMS activation was done against a server whos host key was blacklisted.