Possible to get Windows 10 on non-geniune?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by TheWildOne, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    I have 2 laptops one with Original Windows 8.1 and other one non-genuine

    I have received the Windows 10 with the original 8.1

    Any ideas how I could get it with the non-Genuine one? It was activated with windows loader
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Hum correct me if i'm wrong but 8.1 CAN't be activated with DAZ loader only with MTK, if this the case you can upgrade it with the w10 iso burned to dvd or usb key.
     
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  3. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    Sorry it was MTK and I believe and not windows loader .

    You think I can get ISO and do an upgrade?
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    That's been said get an official iso and upgrade ;)
     
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  5. dafonehacker

    dafonehacker MDL Novice

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    If your Windows says it's not genuine, it should upgrade, but it will probably remain non-genuine. You should probably reinstall 8.1 first and then activate it with MTK so that it appears genuine, and then upgrade...
    If it already appears as genuine there should be no problem.
     
  6. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    by non genuine I meant it was activated by MKT alwthough Windows says it is activated

    I am trying to upgrade via ISO/USB, but it is asking for Key. any ideas how to proceed?
     
  7. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    you have to skip it
     
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  8. andypsp

    andypsp MDL Novice

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    if it`s asking for a key then your installing wrong version of windows 10
    windows 8.1 can upgrade to win 10 home
    windows 8.1 pro can upgrade to windows 10 pro.
     
  9. johnye_pt

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  10. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    I have Win 8.1 pro and used the Media creation tool to download the Windows 10. did nothing else apart from that
     
  11. andypsp

    andypsp MDL Novice

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    have you tried installing from dvd yet , you can d/l iso without the media tool, you can get them from this forum, just look for the thread called All 282 non-Enterprise Windows 10 ISOs: "The Good, the Bad and the Get Genuine Kit!"
     
  12. Emulators

    Emulators MDL Novice

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    if windows 8.1 says its activated and you are 100% sure your version is windows 8.1 Pro and you downloaded windows 10 Pro there is no reason why install asks for key. make sure you start upgrade from windows not booting from CD/USB. and make sure upgrade notification is shown in tray, if its not then thers something wrong with activation.
     
  13. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    All computers I installed Windows 10 on were first upgraded using the upgrade option with the Media Creation Tool, then after making sure Windows 10 was correctly activated, a clean install from USB selecting the same version (Home or Pro) without inserting any key when requested. Upon 1st connection to the Internet, Windows 10 is automagically activated again.
     
  14. trygun

    trygun MDL Novice

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    I downloaded Windows 10 Pro with the media creation tool i have a notebook with 8.1 i win the series but is not accepted by win 10 how can I fix?

    I would like to do a clean install of Win 10

    thank you.
     
  15. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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  16. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    Yes Windows 8.1 says activated and I did the download via the media creation tool. I am starting the setup from USB but from within windows 8.1 and not as bootable although the usb is a bootable one
     
  17. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You have to use the upgrade option first, read post #15
     
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  18. TheWildOne

    TheWildOne MDL Novice

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    @johnye_pt @Joe_C

    You guys are correct. now I did the upgrade option and it did let me install Windows 10 and also it is activated :)
    Thank you guyss