Need Help W/ Activation of 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MrFunEGUY, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. MrFunEGUY

    MrFunEGUY MDL Novice

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    So here's my problem. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. I was activated on that. After the upgrade, I was no longer activated. I used one activation method that involved me renaming "tokens" files and deleting my "cache.dat" and that activation worked. I then installed Windows Media Center using a key from the WIndows Ultimate Key Finder Premium (or whatever it may be called). After I installed Windows Media Center, I was no longer activated. I have tried using the latest KMSpico beta to activate, but to no avail. It only activated my Office 2013.

    What should I do to activate my 8.1 Pro? Do I have to get rid of my WMC? I really am at a loss for what to do it seems I've tried every activation method to no avail.

    Thank you to all who try and help.
     
  2. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    KMSpico won't work for 8.1 Retail Edition, only Pro VL and Enterprise. You manage to activate Office 2013 because it's a VL edition. And for teh WMC activation on 8.1 you can try the skype phone activation method. Make sure you need to have a genuine ProWMC Key.

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  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    KMSpico inserts a VL key to Retail 8.1 and converts it to VL
     
  4. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    what is the exact file name of ISO used to install Windows 8,1 ? Also I think it's safe to say if the pro version wasn't activated first WMC won't be either unless you have made or downloaded an ISO which includes wmc in it where 8.1 pro was activated ..
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You can't activate 8.1 Pro WMC with KMSpico, has to be Vanilla 8.1 Pro or Enterprise
     
  6. MrFunEGUY

    MrFunEGUY MDL Novice

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    Do you happen to know of any way to downgrade to vanilla 8.1 Pro?
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I have read a method in this forum somewhere, I can't remember what it was right now, but someone should be able to direct you if you don't find it
     
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    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    I wouldn't recommend downgrading .. Just get the right ISO
     
  10. empireum

    empireum MDL Junior Member

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    Convert Retail version of Windows 8.1 to VL by using VL product key (workable).
     
  11. MrFunEGUY

    MrFunEGUY MDL Novice

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    Wow guys seriously thanks so much. These forums are pretty great; the quickness with which I received a response to my questions was incredible! Thanks for all the help everybody!
     
  12. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Your welcome .. You can also convert the ISO file you have to the one you need with a svf or xdelta file but you'll have to give up the exact file name of the file you have for anyone to help you there :D