FYI: 8 WMC Keys will work for 10 (Atleast so far)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by whoareyouxda, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. whoareyouxda

    whoareyouxda MDL Member

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    My free 8 WMC key succesfully upgraded and activated my WIN10 install...
    but...
    It rebranded the entire thing as Windows 8.1 hahah

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    Also, did anyone else have issues installing the preview? I couldnt get it to install with any of the normal 3 routes (setup.exe, sources/setup.exe, or booting from USB, I had to use DISM to apply the image to my HDD partition...)
     
  2. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    It suprises me that wmc is still there as an option to upgrade!! And media center its really old looking and dated!! Either they leave that SKU Behind in the past or have something else for media center lovers up there sleeve..
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    You can still use 8.1 GVLK keys for activation and install etc as well. This wont change until RTM I assume, or close to RTM
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    My prediction: it's going to get the axe come retail eval time.
     
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  5. arseny92

    arseny92 MDL Secret Weapon

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    #5 arseny92, Oct 3, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
    Yes, pointed that out earlier: 954411. However upgrading to ProfessionalWMC is not recommended, as it seems only Professional and Enterprise allowed in the Insider Program (Preview builds page in settings will give you an error (0x800700ea) instead of explicitly wording that there are no builds)