Help. How to know a KEY belong to Windows 8 what EDITION?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by moreuse, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. moreuse

    moreuse MDL Novice

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    Hello
    Its been years i registered with 0 post :D

    My laptop pre installed with windows 8. The HDD broke, new HDD placed. But i cant install any windows 8 iso i found.
    it says the key is not match (it get the key from UEFI).

    i have saved the key.
    But how to know that key belong to Windows 8 what EDITION?

    Thanks
     
  2. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    here:

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/20816-The-Ultimate-PID-Checker
     
  3. moreuse

    moreuse MDL Novice

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    #3 moreuse, Mar 29, 2013
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    thanks,
    tried it and im more confused now.

    it said that the key belong to Windows 8 Core SingleLanguage
    Code:
    Edition Type    : CoreSingleLanguage
    Description    : Win 8 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM
    Edition ID    : X18-15555
    Key Type    : OEM:DM
    EULA        : OEM
    But the key is invalid for windows 8 core singlelaguage windows install. I use the iso patch from here -> forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/41471-CoreSingleLanguage-image?p=708388&viewfull=1#post708388
     
  4. rrohela

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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    It's possible the the key is region locked like the South East Asia Key's! That applies for OEM Keys and their activation. OEM Version s of Windows 8 and MS Office since 2007, regardless their version, bought in Thailand, must be activated within South East Asia. The activation will go via MS Server in Singapore.

    That must not be in your case.
     
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  6. moreuse

    moreuse MDL Novice

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    hello thanks for the replies, its working fine now.
    tomorow will post what i have done.

    should help people with OEM problems like
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/39046-Windows-8-OEM-Issue

    Thanks
     
  7. moreuse

    moreuse MDL Novice

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    Hi, sorry the late reply.

    Here the step i took to activate ASUS Windows 8 Core.

    Download en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso
    Download Core SingleLanguage Patch
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/41471-CoreSingleLanguage-image/page4?p=708388&viewfull=1#post708388

    Apply the patch to make Core SingleLaguage ISO.

    Boot to Windows 8 ISO. Choose CoreSIngleLanguage.
    Install Windows 8 as usual.
    Windows 8 Will ask you for a key. Skip it.

    Download This app to extract KEY from UEFI. s
    ocial.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mdt/thread/9ae52a5d-68cb-420b-b409-9c7817d8eb67/
    Run the app and open key.txt.
    Now you have your OEM Windows 8 Core SingleLanguage KEY.

    Go to the start menu.
    Type "cmd".
    Right Click it and choose "Run as Admin"

    Type slmgr.vbs /
    rilc
    Press OK or ENTER on the new window that appears.

    Type slmgr.vbs /ipk KEY

    Go to Start, type "Activate".
    Press "Setting". The 1st result should be about activating windows.
    Click it and Windows will tell you to restart the laptop.

    After restart Windows 8 will be activated.
    (i dont know it need internet or not, when restarted the laptop already auto connect to WiFi)




     
  8. kastrel

    kastrel MDL Member

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    #8 kastrel, Apr 3, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
    I have a question: I have Windows 8 Pro 32-bit original on my pc, I bought this original windows promoting M $ on my new pc but would like to use in version 64 bits.Minha doubt is if I download a version of Windows Pro 64 bit the serial will work for 64-bit or would want to be a different serial?thanks ;)
     
  9. ~Yoshi

    ~Yoshi MDL Junior Member

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    You can use the same serial for both architectures. Just be sure that you don't use the same serial multiple times on different installations at the same time.