Please help with getting Windows 8 OEM (non-pro) installed using bios key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by stuck, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. stuck

    stuck MDL Novice

    Apr 24, 2014
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    Hi fellas,
    I have been trying to install W8 in dual boot in EFI mode on my Acer S3 and not having much luck. My first OS Mav is already installed. I tried to install W8 second and it won't install complaining about not being able to create partition or 0xc000005 error. I finally installed it using this method: osx86.net/topic/18571-guide-add-full-gpt-boot-win-8-to-your-hackintosh-the-easy-way/
    But the W8 boots ups as pro version therefore will not activate or accept my OEM bios key.
    I'm using an iso called HRM_CCSA_X6.iso with a hash of: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

    I think this is a Non-pro version iso but don't know why it keeps installing as pro

    Can someone offer some advice?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Check there is an ei.cfg file in /SOURCES folder of your .ISO! if so, delete that and try again!
     
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  3. stuck

    stuck MDL Novice

    Apr 24, 2014
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    Thank you for your help pisthai,
    There isn't that file in /sources folder. But does that file matter using the dism install method?
    if so, I can create one and see it that helps.