Help with activating Windows 8.1 x64

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Viper16, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Viper16

    Viper16 MDL Novice

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    Now that i have downloaded 'en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051480.iso.zip' file and assuming that i know to install the OS, what do i need to do next to activate this 8.1 setup file?

    can i go with KMS or any other activation ??

    Thanks.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #2 pisthai, Jun 10, 2015
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    All you need is an legit Product Key, special if you on the 'hunt' for the free upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29. 2015
     
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  3. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    july 29, 2015.
     
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  4. durldutta

    durldutta MDL Novice

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    How to activate Windows 8.1 pro for Student/Education?
    I cannot do it using KMS as keys are not accepted. Please help.
     
  5. hceeler

    hceeler MDL Member

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    as it was said before if you want to get free windows 10 update , you need a legal key, otherwise, if you just want to activate windows 8.1 , change the Student key to GVLK key (Google it, it's available at MS site) and then activate with a KMS method of your choice (as an example KMSPico ...etc)
     
  6. durldutta

    durldutta MDL Novice

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    Its Activated and I just reserved my Windows 10!

    :worthy:Thanks 'hceeler'
    with your help I could find a GVLK key from Google and the KMS activation worked. I am activated now.
    I was already updating my Windows 8.1 normally and today I got the 'Get Windows 10' upgrade notification and thus reserved my free copy.
    Below are the screenshots.
    Hope all our forum friends can do this now.
     

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  7. deeprana94

    deeprana94 MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to update to windows 10 pro from Windows 8.1 Pro (VL) ? If possible will the users get Windows 10 Pro VL or Retail, if you can download Windows 10 can you make it retail with installing new retail bought key or it will stays VL cause upgrade path was from VL ?
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    This worked so far. Keep in mind no-one knows what will be 7/29.

    Although there is a Win 8/8.1 Pro_VL SKU, the key still defines the licese. Retail Key = Retail License, Volume Key = Volume License.
     
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  9. deeprana94

    deeprana94 MDL Novice

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    Tnx for clearing that out!!