Can and How to convert Win 8 retail to volume channel

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by perfection, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

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    Does Win 8 also come in retail and volume channel versions?
    How can I convert retail channel to volume (as I fear I have downloaded a retail version) from the torrent link in the Win 8 repository listed in MDL forum


    Thanks

    Can a lkink to volume version of win 8 be posted here (or PMed) to me?
     
  2. adit123tya

    adit123tya MDL Senior Member

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    #2 adit123tya, Dec 10, 2012
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    yes there are vl and retail versions in win 8.
    to cahnge retail to vl or vice versa just change ur key using
    Code:
    cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk:{key}
    note if using cscript goto c:\windows/system32 in cmd. or else just run cmd as admin
     
  3. perfection

    perfection MDL Novice

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    I have not completely understood

    If i am going to use a (micro)KMS activator do i still need to change/insert a key?

    Does the fact that i was asked for a key during installation (without a skip option) mean i am in possession of a retail copy?
     
  4. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    hi,
    volume channel is available for pro and enterprise editions. no volume channel for core.
    to switch to vl just use vl key (mak).
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Or KMS GVLK ;)
     
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