Help Windows 8.1 Pro WMC 9600 wont accept activation keys

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  1. imru

    imru MDL Novice

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    #1 imru, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
  2. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You have to use a Genuine Pro WMC Key, if you have one.
     
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  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Please mask your key's!

    It's against the forum rules to post complete key's!!
     
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  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You cannot install directly to ProWMC using just a ProWMC key. You have to first install Pro, activate it, then upgrade to ProWMC and activate.
    Then you can save the activation files (C:\windows\system32\spp\store\2.0\data.dat and tokens.dat)

    On fresh install, you overwrite the old data.dat and tokens.dat and set your product key.
     
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  5. imru

    imru MDL Novice

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    I don't have a genuine key, can't I activate for now at all? Is there'nt another way?

    Sorry, I don't know how to mask so I replaced with x.
     
  6. imru

    imru MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot looks like i am going to re-install o_O

    but I didn't understand saving activation files? I dont have any backed up because I had not installed any windows 8 or 8.1 before

    please give me a sequence of fresh installation.
     
  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I just did. Install fresh pro, activate, upgrade to prowmc, activate.
     
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  8. imru

    imru MDL Novice

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    Thank you but Can you link me the post of correct procedure please. I just read a lot of threads and I am so confused :(
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I'm not being coy man.
    You really have to do them in that order. There's no trick about it. There's no way around the legit activation method to generate legit activation files.
     
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  10. phiphi106

    phiphi106 MDL Novice

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    i have the same problem, my 8.1 pro cannot be activated, then I add WMC key and it accepts to upgrade, but then it's still un activated. Now, any key added come to the same result: This is None Core edition, the key is invalid, the Office is also :(
     
  11. Baghi

    Baghi MDL Junior Member

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    Do this (tried few nights ago and it still works):
    • Grab one of those untouched Win 8.1 Pro RTM ISO files.
    • Burn them onto a thumb drive or in an empty DVD disk.
    • Install using generic key for Win 8.1 Pro.
    • Afterwards, install one of the pastebin key using slmgr -ipk YOUR-PRODUCT-KEY-HERE
    • Disconnect from internet, and type slui 4 select United Kingdom.
    • Reconnect to the internet and call Toll-free UK number via Skype.
    • Follow instructions and followed by enter your ID you get underneath the UK Toll-free number.
    • Once done filling the required fields, it'll then, give an ID and some more instruction.
    • Success!

    Note1: Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT skip any instruction if you're not familiar with this process.
    Note2: Do NOT make too many mistakes; though, if you've difficulties hearing the code given by the machine, you can use the repeat options as many times as you like.

    Additional steps:
    If you already have a LEGIT M$ Windows Media Center promotional key, it'd be icing on the cake! Install that feature with the help of said key and if it says "not activated", simply click "Activate" button and you'll be activated.

    All the best, and don't forget to backup your activation for future use.
     
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