Need help with understanding Volume licence or retail licence, what is better?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by aygul12345, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. aygul12345

    aygul12345 MDL Novice

    Apr 25, 2014
    #1 aygul12345, Apr 26, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
    Best MDL members,

    I want to understand wich version is better? or better to have?

    So i have a few '' noobie '' question.

    - How can i see wich version i have?

    - Wich version is better to have? and if i have a retail version, why is it better to change Volume licence?

    - How can i change if i have retail version to volume ?

    - I using latest Microsoft toolkit (KSM) to activate my windows can i use that also on the Volume licence?
    (I'm using windows 8 pro from MDSN iso / a friend of my is a student and i get the iso from him, but not have the serial, that's why i'm using KMS Microsoft toolkit latest build)

    Thanks to mdl to make this possable.

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

    Jul 29, 2009
    If you truly want to understand, educate yourself with the stickies.
  3. aygul12345

    aygul12345 MDL Novice

    Apr 25, 2014
    I'll already read the sticky, that's why i open this topic. have quistion's about it.
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
    I recall an answer given a few weeks ago which was a response to same question: there is no better iso/version but best is which you can activate at no cost, right?
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    Why didn't you ask in one of them instead of opening a new thread? Seems you didn't read enough :g:.
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  6. BigW

    BigW MDL Member

    Apr 25, 2010
    If you'd realy resarched any of your questions on this forum you have to agree that all your questions are profing your haven't researched anything in this forum. Hence all your questions can be answered in this forum as all the answers bfore me said.

    Most of your questions can be answerd by the FAQ-Thread.
  7. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

    Oct 29, 2012
    #7 kelorgo, Apr 27, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
    What FAQ thread? There is only a single sticky with the word FAQ in it, this one:
    it's last updated a year ago and does not even mention the phrase "volume license".

    To be honest, because of the rapidly changing landscape, threads on MDL are a mess. For a new person, it's extremely hard to figure out what's relevant, what's outdated, and which information applies. I think the OP has phrased their questions very clearly and to the point, no need to jump on him.

    Heck, I know pretty much all the major threads here on MDL, yet I would have hard time to find right now a post that answers the OPs question.

    PS: not to mention that the post I linked is a Poll about whether people want a game compatibility list.
  8. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    You can see what version you are activated under by opening a command prompt and typing "slmgr /dlv" if in a Volume channel, you are using a Volume key

    Volume vs retail are exact same content, the minor difference between them is the licensing. Volume uses either KMS activation or MAK keys, retail uses retail keys. The only major difference in content is that you cannot install Windows Media Center (WMC) with Volume edition.

    You can change retail channel to volume by changing your key.

    MSToolkit is made for volume activation using KMS, it can change the key on a retail to a volume and activate both.