Just want to share how I made my Windows 8 Pro Wmc working

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Padpadak, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    #1 Padpadak, Nov 3, 2012
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    :worthy:At first I want to thank all the people from MDL, to make this working even for a newbie like me:worthy:

    Don't understand me wrong,I just want to share how I did it, and not to be the BIG man,or something.

    I spend hours to read and to ask many things here on the forum, and to make It a little bit more compact.

    Just to help other people, who also a little bit lost In this big forrest with awesome Information.


    This is how I did:


    Activation Windows 8 pro+WMC BEFORE 31 Januari 2013 (real pc not in VM)

    * Make A Windows 8 Pro WMC iso http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35650-Creating-a-Windows-8-AIO-with-Media-Center-manually
    * Make the iso usable for FREE WMC keys http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35650-Creating-a-Windows-8-AIO-with-Media-Center-manually/page31?p=661186&viewfull=1#post661186
    * While installing (with working internet connection), use a Free WMC Key http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/38521-Add-Windows-Media-Center-to-Windows-8-Pro-for-FREE
    * Windows 8 is now activated with the Free email key.
    * Install drivers and updates and make a backup/restore activation http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27341-Advanced-Tokens-Manager-The-Activation-Backup-Solution
    * I saved the backup folder from the Advanced Token manager on an External HDD,together with a tekst file with the free email key I used.
    * When you want to use more activated free email keys on the same system just run "slui 3" in a admin command prompt,Fill in an unused free WMC key, restart and use again Advanced Token Manager.
    * Even I did this on an extra HDD,and get no problems to reactivate on my main HDD with the Token Manager.So the change of the HDD is not a "Mayor hardware change"



    Activation Windows 8 pro+WMC AFTER 31 Januari 2013 (real pc not in VM)

    * Use the same iso what you made before.
    * Install without Internet connection.
    * Skip entering key during installation.
    * Check your activation (I had the Regular Retail key Windows Pro with WMC and was not activated) http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ProWMC-without-first-activate-the-Pro-version
    * Connect with internet and check Drivers and Updates and restart.
    * Disconnect the internet and restore activation with the backuped files what you made before with the Token Manager.
    (In my case after a restart was activated with the Free email ).


    You can also use direct the free WMC key during install (with internet connection), and then recover with Token manager.

    Only when you do It in this way, everytime you reinstall, you lose 1 of the 10 reactivation counts.

    When you do this on the way I mentioned, you only lost 1 activation count, during to make the free WMC key activated before Januari 2013.

    Correct me If i am wrong with something, I just wrote down how I did.

    An again thank you all the people from MDL to make this possible even for a newbie like me :worthy:


    Best Regards
     
  2. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    I bought the $14.99 deal and all is fine. I then got the free key for WMC so now I have 2 serials.The original and the one for WMC. Next time I reformat and don't want the WMC should I use my original serial I got or does the WMC now replace that one for anything I do now and original is dead? Thanks.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    If you install Win 8 Pro (guess it´s what you bought through upgrade offer) you need to install with your upgrade key. It won´t get lost this way.
     
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  4. fs2com

    fs2com MDL Junior Member

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    So what you mean with the "slui 3" is you using 2 different free email key on the same system?
    is it just like you wasting the key? because you can't use that key again on other system right?

    And when you mean activation after 31 Jan are you using new unactivated key or key that you already activated from the first one (before 31 jan). Because its looks like you only forward the date and restore the activation using ATM.
    If you only restoring the activation from ATM it doesn't matter what date you'll gonna re-install your system.
     
  5. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    @Padpadak:
    There is no point in activating multiple different keys on the same computer. They all get tied to that one computer, and you will not be able to use them on another one. A WMC upgrade key can activate only a single computer. The WMC upgrade licence is not transferable to another computer (it's in the small print), so the online activation system does not activate the key on another computer.

    Also, there is no such thing as a reactivation limit of 10, as long as you are reactivating the same computer that the key was originally activated on. Many users reported reactivating more than 10 times on the same computer.

    In short: one WMC upgrade key works on one computer only, and can reactivate that computer (probably) unlimited number of times.
     
  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep, ambidav tested this more than 20 times with his unattended WMC-ISO.
     
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  7. digitalcuriosity

    digitalcuriosity MDL Novice

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    How about your old programs you had to re-install, did they all make the install?
     
  8. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    Thanks for the comment, we all learn from this.
    I did the slui 3 command for just in case.now I have 2 activated keys on the same laptop for when I want to make after Januari @013 an dual boot system.

    For me was not clear If you can use the Token manager Backup from one activated windows 8 to make a dual boot, thats why I made 2 keys one the same system.
     
  9. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    Answer on you questions

    I made "slui 3"' for just in case I want to make a dual boot with 2 times windows 8.
    That is true you can not use 2 second key on another Pc.

    When I want activate after 31 Jan,I use the Token Manager backup for that pc, a unactivated free key will not work after 31 Jan.

    When you want to restore the activation after 31 Jan it does not matter what date you gonna restore.
     
  10. Padpadak

    Padpadak MDL Member

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    Do you think when you have activated a free WMC key before 31 Jan 2013.

    And you want to reactivate it on a fresh instal with Token Manager, after Jan 2013, the re-activation is still unlimmited ?
    I readed some were on the forum that is was limmited to 10 ???
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Seems to be a rumour :D.
     
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  12. dannlat

    dannlat MDL Novice

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    can you upgrade with this version also or just clean install?