I thought there was a way to install Windows 8 without a key?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by phukme, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. phukme

    phukme MDL Junior Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    #1 phukme, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
    Mods....please forgive my ineptitude...posted in wrong section and I cannot delete thread....but just trying to do it on my old lenovo r50e and it is asking for a key. I am using a genuine microsoft windows 8 x86 dvd and I tried both the widely quoted generic keys....but the installer will not recognise them.Is there a workaround?
    Or do I have to insert an ei.cfg file in my Windows 8 iso file, burn that & use it?
    All help/tips greatly appreciated...oops...maybe I should've put this in the Windows 8 thread? Just realised this is PC hardware....will try to redo it then delete this thread....trouble was I followed a link from google and started in the wrong section....
  2. Malak101

    Malak101 MDL Novice

    Oct 7, 2012
    Yes you need ei.cfg to skip the product key

    View attachment ei.txt

    Download, change the extension from .txt to .cfg then place ei.cfg in "Your-Win-DVD/sources"