Microsoft Toolkit Activation and Pro vs Pro VL

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by oVerRateD, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. oVerRateD

    oVerRateD MDL Novice

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    Which version of Windows 8.1 do I need for activation using the Toolkit?

    Core/Pro
    or Pro VL

    I normally use the modded bios for Win7, but from what I understand, you can't use that method for Win8
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Would guess the best is Pro. No need to take a VL version, as the installed key decides the licensing. When VL Key is installed Pro can be activated by the Toolkit.
     
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  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    FOR THE RECORD: In Win 8/8.1 Family nearly all editions can be activated via KMS by the Toolkit, even Core (with CoreSingleLanguage...) and ProfessionalWMC, only Limitation: Core and ProfessionalWMC need to be reactivated every 45 days whereas the timespann for Pro is 180 days :cool2:.
     
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  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Not the only one.

    1. Only 30 days (Win 8.0) / 45 days (Win 8.1).
    2. You can activate only against an emulator, real KMS servers deny activation.
    3. These systems will NEVER try to renew their activations automatically.
     
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  5. YessMann

    YessMann MDL Member

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    In my opinion, Win8.1-pro-WMC is the most suitable / functional editions for HomePC, Win8.1-ent does only have the win-to-go which is not important than WMC...
    BUT
    what is the difference between 45 & 180 days reactivated... Does MTK automatically reactivate them? or should I run the MTK on every 45 days?
     
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  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #6 s1ave77, Feb 16, 2014
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    This is an interesting phenomenon; there exist gVLK for Core and ProfessionalWMC, but a real KMS will refuse activating them, as Carlos stated. Nevertheless the Emulators activate them for 30/45 days.

    MTKs EZ-Activator will reactivate them regularly :good3:. So far this way is not closed by MS...
     
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