Confusion on my edition of windows

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ryouga, May 3, 2015.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    I got a laptop with Windows 8 last year, I forgot to get key before installing a generic oem so all this time have just kms activated it.

    I recently used guardians tool and found the key from slic, added a PID.txt to sources directory to bypass install asking for key, that worked fine and after a reinstall I went to activate and was told I could not use my key for this version of windows.

    I assume since it bypassed the 8.1 key prompt on install its a 8.1 key so what is the issue?
     
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    Mr.x's always a grateful heart. The best recognized function jangim. Thanks:D
     
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  5. ryouga

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    Thanks, found out its a key for core edition, quick last question. what difference in filesize in a esd would I get for having just a core and pro index, just as want to fit on a single layer disc(yes I know I can use a usb but prefer dvd rw)

    Oh make that 2 questions, since there will be 2 editions how will that affect a PID and ei.cfg I want to make as I want to bypass product key entry, I assume the only other way is to just skip it and add it in windows
     
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    Then you must install Windows 8.1 Core edition, not Pro or any other one. This way you will be able to OEM activate your new installation even without Multi-OEM project, i.e., manually within Windows running already.
     
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    #8 Mr.X, May 4, 2015
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    • Delete PID.txt
    • Just put ei.cfg
      Code:
      [EditionID]
      
      [Channel]
      Retail
      
      [VL]
      0
    • Now you can choose between Core and Pro editions
    • When Windows setup program asks for a key just press SKIP
     
  9. ryouga

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    Thanks, it was just because I didnt get a COA sticker with laptop I didnt want to run query tool everytime I wanted to get the key and my other pc which has professional oem key also doesnt have sticker(bought it from MS direct) Guess what I will have to do is just put the keys in a text document so I can just copy and paste into windows activation.

    I suppose theres one last query, is Windows 8.1 like 7 that after a certain amount of activations it wants you to use phone activation? Because I reinstall around every 4-6 weeks they will be used up fast.