how to convert win8 wzt to retail

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  1. dearajay

    dearajay MDL Novice

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    Is there any way to convert MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.ENTERPRISE.RTM.X64.VOLUME.ENGL ISH.DVD-WZT to retail vl. I have already wasted my 8 gb in downloding win8. Firstly it turned out enterprise evalution version now wzt version. In both the cases, installation did not ask for any product key whereas I wanted to activate win8 by phone activation.

    Now I am left with no data for this month and win8 activation and installation is pissing me off. Any help will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    There no Retail Key's available (official) at this time. After October 26. differs.

    You could install Windows 8 Enterprise now and ad the Key for activation after you get one (October 26. onward). But keep in mind, for Enterprise isn't an Special Upgrade available like for the Pro Version.

    The OS will work, even MS didn't have any more a Grace Period on it like by Windows 7! It isn't known yet how long the installed OS will work without activation, it does already more than 1 1/2 month. So even the 30 day's applying nor more!

    Or another choice is to use an KMS Key (GVLK) and wait till an KMS Server is online for activation.
     
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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    As far I know, keys from spark programs/MSDN/tehnet are retail one & they are already available.

    ;)
     
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  4. FiB3R_OPTiC

    FiB3R_OPTiC MDL Member

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    Use an xdelta patch there are patches available out there that will patch any edition iso to any other one & you will have the msdn hash in checksum, you can patch a wzt version to pro ent core etc if somebody made an xdelta patch.
     
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    If the link still works you will find it HERE
     
  6. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    There is no such thing as "retail" Enterprise, it is a volume-only product for Software Assurance customers. It only accepts MAK or KMS-client keys. MSDN, Dreamspark, etc. will give MAK keys.

    For Standard and Pro, no need to convert anything, just install the key you want to use, VL or retail or OEM.
     
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  7. dearajay

    dearajay MDL Novice

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    thanx all who replied to my query.
    is there any mak key for the version i have and how to activate it (i mean any working kms server or other way).
     
  8. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    You can get working MAK keys, but not here. Google for it.
     
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  9. dearajay

    dearajay MDL Novice

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    googling gets many mak keys but they can't be activated in the absense of working kms server.
     
  10. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    you can't activate using MAK keys with KMS, if you want to activate with KMS use GVLK keys:D
     
  11. dearajay

    dearajay MDL Novice

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    Can u pm any working gvlk with working kms server? TIA.
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Check your Timezone, Date and Time, as well as your location. Set to your real location and Date/Time.
     
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  13. FiB3R_OPTiC

    FiB3R_OPTiC MDL Member

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    If it did not work check you synced your time with MS server beforehand & that you set your correct location in region.
     
  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    not adding this port it defaults to, so there is no need to type it
     
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  15. dearajay

    dearajay MDL Novice

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    thanx all, it worked, problem was time and loacation setting. win8 activated for 180 days, what after 180 days. doesn't phone activation forever? is yes then pls help me with xdelta package for converting win8 ent x64 to pro x64 and any key for phone activation.
     
  16. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    1. this is the wrong thread for your issue
    2. you will not get any keys here as of forum rules
     
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  17. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Phone activation is out of discussion here on the forum, see Rules.

    After the 180 day or even before you can reactivate using an KMS Server again and you'll get refreshed 180 day's again!

    As for help, please use the Help button for the Thank You to those who helped you.

    Thanks.
     
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