Generic 8.1 pro key won't allow install.

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  1. llama2

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  2. MrMagic

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    You can't activate with that key, it is ONLY for the INSTALL
     
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    is it only me who needs a waterproof keyboard every year when a os comes out. My coffee was very close to be poured over like last year :rofl6:
     
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    #4 llama2, Oct 27, 2013
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    Alright makes sense, then what key should I use when activating? Do I need to wipe and use an enterprise install to bypass?

    Sorry for newbie questions i've read through all the FAQ and have not seen this directly addressed. If i want to do kms activation later on how do I finish install and get to desktop to do so :).
     
  5. MrMagic

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    I need a perspex bulletproof cover for my monitor :D

    If you installed 8.1 Pro Retail, just use KMSpico to activate it, the new key it installs will convert it to VL
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/49686-KMS-Activate-Windows-8-1-(All-Editions)
     
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  7. llama2

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    Tried all of the GVLK keys none worked. Ended up using old w8 key *J8CK4 and that worked to install, not sure why but whatever works so I can get to desktop :). Thanks for the quick replies everyone.