Can't activate Windows 8.1 Update 1 with original key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by superjose, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. superjose

    superjose MDL Novice

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    Hello MDL!

    I have a Lenovo y510p laptop. I rushed by and installed the update 1 on my machine when WZor said it was RTM. The computer was ok, except for a couple of errors from Avira (which was hanging me a 100% disk utilization). I uninstalled the antivirus and ran a system file check (sfc), it got some errors which couldn't repair, and googled that the solution was to upgrade the machine.

    I read that this could be solved by upgrading the OS with the same windows version. I grab a copy from TPB. I believed it was a core version. I went ahead and installed it. When I boot I find that my original key didn't work. I checked system properties, and verified that I was running the core version, which came with the PC (It didn't state "Pro" after the Windows name).

    So, did I grabbed the wrong .iso? If that so, where can I find the Core version of Windows 8.1.1?

    Thanks a million!
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Core is part of the Win 8.1 (multi edition) ISOs (Core and Pro).
     
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  4. fahad96

    fahad96 MDL Junior Member

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    had the same problem mate!! activated by slui cmd method... thanks murphy for that tip
     
  5. fahad96

    fahad96 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 fahad96, Apr 5, 2014
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    and you should download the iso's by murphy. and install it using slui smd.. u can find his thread in win 8 section
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #6 Mr.X, Apr 5, 2014
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  7. superjose

    superjose MDL Novice

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    Sweet! Thanks a million murphy! Activation via phone + skype combo successful!