Anything I should expect if I activated with the preview key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Xanza, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Xanza

    Xanza MDL Novice

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    After KMS failed me a few times I resorted to changing my tokens file and activated with the preview key Microsoft provided. It says windows is activated and I can update everything fine. I want to know if there's anything I should look out for.
     
  2. pramodm

    pramodm MDL Member

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    And you are absolutely sure that you are on the MSDN version of Windows 8.1 ? :confused:
     
  3. Xanza

    Xanza MDL Novice

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    Build 9600?
    Yes I am
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    what is your version you have installed? enterprise eval?
     
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  5. Xanza

    Xanza MDL Novice

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    Pro. Disk title says win8_1blue pro x64
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    type in cmd: slmgr /dlv and show a screenshot
     
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  7. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    you have a timebomb and your windows activation expires in january, 2014. check winver
     
  8. Xanza

    Xanza MDL Novice

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    Ah. that's good. Can hold off longer till i get a cd key
     
  9. urie

    urie Moderator
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    If it is evaluation version it will expire in january, 2014. Key wont make any difference.
     
  10. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    he is running windows 8.1 rtm but swap windows 8.1 rtm token with windows 8.1 preview token and activated using 8.1 preview key.