How activate Windows 8.1 Pro clean install with an upgrade key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ALEXYERGA, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. ALEXYERGA

    ALEXYERGA MDL Novice

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    Hi, I've been formatted my PC with Windows 8.1 Pro, when I want to put my legit serial upgrade with slmgr, it's report that:

    im gur.com/Ncakpyf

    The software licenses service reports that serial key only is valid for upgrade purposes, not in clean installs

    Is there some form to bypass this? Thanks! :worthy:
     

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  2. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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  3. ALEXYERGA

    ALEXYERGA MDL Novice

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    But with it, i get with KMS, I only want to activate with my retail key. Is it possible?
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe you try the following:

    • boot from an Windows 8 Pro DVD or USB Stick just to get the first UI screen up and running
    • change the DVD or USB Stick and carry on with the Setup
    That worked for me some time ago!!

    Also you may use the Generic Product Key for Install ony and than change to your legit Key.
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    No, its impossible.

    You need to follow the MediabootInstall toggle trick: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/44997
     
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  6. ALEXYERGA

    ALEXYERGA MDL Novice

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    I followed it and doesn't work o_O
     
  7. Boops

    Boops MDL Addicted

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  8. timster

    timster MDL Senior Member

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    #8 timster, Jan 10, 2015
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  9. Boops

    Boops MDL Addicted

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    Edit you post....
     
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  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yes, doesn't do much good to quote what you want removed haha

    Nice edit btw Boops :D
     
  11. Boops

    Boops MDL Addicted

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    Yes, this is ...:yes: haha
     
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  12. Eval10

    Eval10 MDL Novice

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    Open REGEDIT.
    Adjust following key: MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0"
    in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/


    Open CMD as admin.
    slmgr /rearm


    Reboot computer.


    Run the Activate Windows utility, type in your product key and activate windows.