looked through the stickies but i dont understand alot, so i need some help here. Now as i understand it, i need to use an emulator if i want to use the Core/Pro version of windows 8.1, also as i understand it WMC cant be used on VL versions. So i need to get the core/pro working before i can attempt to get WMC working? Just to give anyone an idea if what i want the outcome to be: Windows 8.1 + WMC both activated using KMSpico(emulator) or KMSAuto(which i think is an emulator). When i do install and use the core 8.1 ver(d/l from the The Windows 8.1 (& related) Repository) on a virtual machine, when i try to use the "Add features to windows 8.1" i get: "You can't add features to this edition of windows". And when i try to use the VL 8.1 version(which i can manage to activate successfully) the "Add features to windows 8.1" doesn't even show up So what version of 8.1 do i use so i can get WMC to install, activate and work? And do i really need to use a KMS emulator to get all this working? Sorry if this is messy but im having trouble getting this working. Any and all help is much appreciated, thanks.