Need Help to convert win8.1 rtm to Win8.1 WMC and preserve the activation ?

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  1. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    Hi,Guys

    I have an Windows 8 With Media Center Activated since November 2012 and i have not any problem , now i want to upgrade to win8.1 WMC

    this what i downloaded

    "Windows_8.1_EN-US_x64.ISO"



    i need some help from you guys
    -How to convert Win8.1 rtm to wmc ?
    -Upgrade from win8 wmc to win8.1 wmc and preserve the activation ( i have more than 3 PCs i cant include the data files in each .ISO) ?



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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Fortunately there are no other threads here regarding that topic :doh:. So good you started one.
     
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  3. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    #3 Rawand Kurdy, Sep 2, 2013
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    I know there are some threads about converting the win8.1 rtm to wmc but they are for x86 or download links not available or it need win8.1 preview .....
     
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  4. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    Any One Can help ? and make a good tutorial ?
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    It´s equal whether x86 or x64 is used.

    So far there is no general foolproof way to create such an ISO, as it needs the correct Activation tokens from an activated Retail Pro that was converted to ProWMC. Without these it might refuse to accept the WMC Keys.

    In case you have the Tokens (i.e. data.dat) your route would go via new DISM from Win 8.1 RTM.

    There is a nice sticky by ambidav for that conversion: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35650-Creating-a-Windows-8-AIO-with-Media-Center-manually
     
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  6. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    I know s1ave77 , but this nice thread is for win8.0 not 8.1 ,and yes i have a fully activated win8 with office 2013 , so what to do ?

    Thanks :eek:
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The commands given there are still valid :D. It only needs to do it on Preview Build or any later with new adk for Win 8.1 installed, as tested by several users her, including me.

    DISM learned new tricks, but it´s backward compatible :cool2:.
     
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  8. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    okay , will try it out now , reporting back in 1-3h
     
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  10. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    !You will nee Windows 8.1 Pro WMC Activated data.dat and tokens.dat files!
    win8.1 or win8.0 ? if i had 8.1 so why i will make this thread ??
     
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  11. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    Just Finished Building My Clean ISO With Net Framework 3.5 (with stock data files ), then testing the iso in Virtual Machine then do my tricks in my main powerhouse
     
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  12. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    Done, Thanks to All.
    Upgraded from win8.0 pro wmc with office 2013 to win8.1 wmc with office2013 Fully activated with my wmc key ,
    but i want to know , is there any way to activate my office with my old (win8.0 pro wmc with office 2013 activation backup ) or even i have a back up of office 2013 activation from win7 ?
     
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  13. Rawand Kurdy

    Rawand Kurdy MDL Novice

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    Any way , i activated the office too now (via phone) , i dont know but maybe the activation is kept when upgrading (even i replaced the data files in spp\store\2.0) :biggrin:
    Thanks to anyone who helped :whistle3:
     
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  14. FaiKee

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  15. nicesoni_ash

    nicesoni_ash MDL Novice

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    How did you do that? Can you explain the steps please. Thanks.