help activating windows 8 via kms and wmc key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Xterminater, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Xterminater

    Xterminater MDL Novice

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    I finally got to install windows 8 on my laptop but I keep getting this error when I tried to do the commands to activate via kms. I then tried the batch that someone here showed but still same message. I have attached the picture of the error. error.jpg

    I even did the windows key + q and type in cmd to get it elevated but it will not work :(
     
  2. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Run the command prompt with admin rights (win+x)
     
  3. Xterminater

    Xterminater MDL Novice

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    #3 Xterminater, Dec 20, 2012
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    You are a freaking genius :p Now I have a water mark that says windows 8 media center, is this normal? However windows update is not working :( When I right click on my computer it said I'm using windows media center pro but it says on the bottom not activated :(
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    For fixing this issue and more info about, see second link in my signature :D.
     
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  5. Xterminater

    Xterminater MDL Novice

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    I re-used that batch file with the data file provided and now windows is activated but I'm about to use a dreamspark key so how do I undo that batch file and activate with a real key?
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afaik you canĀ“t activate with your Dreamspark key after upgrading to Pro WMC, due to not matching OS versions. So i would guess you will have to install Win 8 Pro and activate it with your Dreamspark key, you can add WMC afterwards.
     
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  7. Xterminater

    Xterminater MDL Novice

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    redroad ... before you blast me about not using the search button, I didn't want to waste a dreamspark key if I see that windows 8 isn't good! I'm ok with it so far so I want to use the key now. But there's no point if this is working fine and I'm activated!
     
  8. Xterminater

    Xterminater MDL Novice

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    when I run slmgr /dlv it show I'm licensed, does this mean I'm ok and continue to use the OS fine? I also used the advanced token manager to make a backup already
     
  9. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Showing licensed, nothing to worry about but how long only M$ knows.