Install and Activate Windows 8.1 Pro RTM

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by CSrikant, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. CSrikant

    CSrikant MDL Novice

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    It Seems like people are having trouble installing and activating leaked Windows 8.1 Pro Version because of the corrupted install.wim file.
    I have managed to install and also activate Windows 8.1 Pro RTM.
    Here is the procedure
    1. Unmount using Dism as follows:
    Dism /Mount-Image /ImageFile:D:\Sources\install.wim /index:3 /MountDir:E:\Win8\Pro
    2.Capture Image:
    Dism /Capture-Image /ImageFile:E:\RTM\install.wim /CaptureDir:E:\Win8\Pro /Name:"Win 8.1"
    3. Create ISO:
    I have used w8boot-v1. Download it from here hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!Z5JR1RJC!LhzYrnUTRuSELBcz7DvgrGFvnjN1Z-gJqu69ELi-pJg

    a)Extract contents of w8boot-v1 to C:\w8boot
    b)Copy install.wim created in previous step using Dism and also boot.wim from RTM frankenbuild to C:\w8boot
    c)Run MakePatch.bat
    It will create "en_windows_8.1_rtm_x64.iso" in C:\W8boot
    d)Mount and install
    4. Activation:
    Use Windows 8 Pro RTM key from your MSDN.
    Enjoy the activated Windows 8.1 Pro RTM.
    Screenshots:
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!ApByTT6D!QfZ25kiW-MFk7uqa_8CDg3OuYRBaMB1yQNl0sda5-ho
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!885W1LQC!a1uUEnEfuJQ9V9HVhNM2NmcQQukZAzWZcbkEBvkkRQY
    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!NhpwFJZY!bi9PtT9pZRrFSCdWPZQPxW4D9NFWxJ69jzEImUM0XyE
    By the way leaked one is the Dell OEM Build.
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Or, you can just wait for the official leak so you don't have a frankenbuild. Thats always an option too because I'm not screwing up my machine and there are alot of other people that would agree as well.
     
  3. CSrikant

    CSrikant MDL Novice

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    Each and Every Metro app is working in this build
     
  4. CSrikant

    CSrikant MDL Novice

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    hmmm! true but people like me who can't wait for ISO leak can try this way. Install.wim is original build nothing changed. Just mount and then repack...
     
  5. gdg

    gdg MDL Senior Member

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    #5 gdg, Aug 29, 2013
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    How about you upload your iso to Mega for us:p just kidding even the original uploader says there are issues with the install.win file....isos will be released soon.
     
  6. srisan

    srisan MDL Member

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    i wish i could try and post my screens but i have very bad bandwidth right now thats y i didnt download install.wim :( want 8.1 pro untouched iso
     
  7. CSrikant

    CSrikant MDL Novice

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    Everything seems to be working perfect. Tried in Hyper-V everything was ok. Now I have installed on my another SSD and dual boot with Windows 8. Everything is perfect. Typing from my Windows 8.1 Pro (Activated)....
     
  8. dunkleybwoy

    dunkleybwoy MDL Novice

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    Was it a upgrade? And please can someone give detailed instructions on how to get it working without any problems. This is a torture man!
     
  9. CSrikant

    CSrikant MDL Novice

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    Hi, This is not upgrade. It is Fresh installation. It might not be worth messing up with the existing Windows 8 until we have untouched ISO from some where in the universe.
     
  10. nitins60

    nitins60 MDL Junior Member

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    I wonder what rest of the World is doing, while China is the only place where this is getting leaked.
    How much we can trust this release? I am pretty sure we can/can't wait till October. At the same time, how reliable it's and that too coming from Chinese.
     
  11. leanduy

    leanduy MDL Novice

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    I can, but no one seed
     
  12. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    there are 17 100% seeders on x64 and 14 100% seeders on x86, and many partials on both
     
  13. RDaniel

    RDaniel MDL Novice

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    Actually, i think seeders are about 80 & 60 respectively now! Is this thing spreading fast or what?! !)
     
  14. Trev19

    Trev19 MDL Member

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    How do you get the magnet link to load, it says won't parse on my uTorrent.
     
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    ambidav MDL Guru

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