Hey guys, how did you upgrade from pirate win 8 to 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by lol_sreggin, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. lol_sreggin

    lol_sreggin MDL Novice

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    I tried searching google but could not find the answer.

    How do I upgrade to windows 8.1 from a pirate 8 without loosing all my stuff?
    As you all know, if you have a pirate non retail 8, 8.1 does not appear in the store.
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I read this forum to find out how
     
  3. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #3 tonto11, Nov 28, 2013
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  4. lol_sreggin

    lol_sreggin MDL Novice

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    I maybe blind or something but I dont see it anywhere, can you post the URL please? sorry for the newbie question
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You already found the windows 8 section, start reading some threads
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    the other question is: Where did the pirated 8 come from? Perhaps the answer is given there? What kind of pirated version is it? Et cetera ....
     
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  7. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The answer:
    Open an 8.1 iso. Run setup program.
    Enter default install key or gvlk for 8.1.
    After upgrade, use a different kms activator such as Microsoft toolkit.
    See the projects section for that.
     
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  8. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    you pirate, again
     
  9. lol_sreggin

    lol_sreggin MDL Novice

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    I'll try this and see thanks all
     
  10. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    Murphy meant...

    Thee answer, matey:
    Ye open the 8.1 is-aaarrrgh. and the Run the setup program.
    yaaaargh then entarrrrrrgh ye default install key or gvlk for 8.1.
    After yaaaaaargh upgrade, use a different kms servaaaargh activator such as the toolkit of Microsoft.
    Set sail to the projects section for all the plunders you need, and to watch out for land luvers.
     
  11. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    either with aaaaaaaaaarrrgh or legit key
     
  12. RDaniel

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    @murphy78

    Hi murphy78, i have installed Win 8 Pro WMC x64 from your version at TPB and I have used KMSpico to activate, both Windows & Office 2013, all is well. Now i try to upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro WMC, again with your version win 8.1 AIO x64. I have extracted the iso to c:\win81 and deleted ei.cfg from sources folder, to preserve my programs and settings. Still, when i try to run setup, either from c:\win81 or from c:\win81\sources, i get an error "setup has failed to validate the product key". My partial product key is 8QHDG. Is there something i should/ could do to be able to do the upgrade, without needing to do a full clean installation?
     
  13. anxiousape

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    #13 anxiousape, Dec 1, 2013
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    I encountered "Setup has failed to validate the product key".
    goggling told me to edit the sources\ei.cfg with
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
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  14. RDaniel

    RDaniel MDL Novice

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    I understand, still my edition is not Retail, but KMS. And i am worried that by converting from KMS to Retail version, i will lose WMC functionality.
     
  15. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

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    I genuinely doubt whether that will happen. Once a WMC, always a WMC. :g: Devs please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  16. WorkBike

    WorkBike MDL Novice

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    yeap thank to murphy i got all my iso and it was murphy78 that lead me thru ere
    great site with greater assistances ere
     
  17. WorkBike

    WorkBike MDL Novice

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    indeed i tried that too..i xperiment alot of windows from win7 till now 8.1
    and as RDaniel says
    i also cannot upgrade to WMC as well
     
  18. RDaniel

    RDaniel MDL Novice

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    Well, looks like i am going to answer my own question :) I just went ahead and upgraded to 8.1 using muprpy78's older AIO x64 version, without deleting ei.cfg from sources folder. I was asked to enter a key and then i chose my version, it installed fine, activated with kMSpico and all is well :D