Post your install scenerios using 14.99 or 39.99 upgrade keys.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Dolorous Edd, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Post your install scenarios with the upgrade keys.

    I performed a clean install, booting to an RTM DVD, deleted the partition, created and formatted a new one, installed with successful activation.

    Later I may try it with a bare drive to see if it balks at not having a bare drive.
     
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  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Just completed and activated an inplace upgrade of 7 ultimate to 8 pro using RTM media and a 14.99 key. No registry tweak.

    Haven't done a bare drive yet. I only have one upgrade key left and I don't have A PC that I want to activate it on yet.
     
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  3. Puremin0rez

    Puremin0rez MDL Member

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    Just got my 69.99 (physical version of 39.99) Pro Upgrade disc(s) in the mail and used the key on my MSDN Pro installed computer and it worked without a hitch.

    I own 3 other computers besides this one, and attempted to use the key on them, but it said it was already in use by another computer. I got around that by calling the support line and saying Zero when they asked how many pcs this was used on - and magically, it worked. I remember doing this for vista lonnnnng time ago.

    Regardless, thanks MDL for the KMS servers to hold me over until this great day, cheers! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. latinkreationz

    latinkreationz MDL Novice

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    I purchased the $14.99 upgrade key, formatted my HDD and installed using MSDN Windows 8 Pro x64. Activated successfully! Then I added the free WMC add-on and also successful.
     
  5. mastershake

    mastershake MDL Member

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    working fine here with the msdn iso.
     
  6. valkyrie2413

    valkyrie2413 MDL Novice

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    #6 valkyrie2413, Oct 27, 2012
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    just recently bought one upgrade key, still in progress.

    thanks to daz for its loader now i can upgrade with no hassle..

    is the upgrade key can use both 32bit and 64bit?
     
  7. mastershake

    mastershake MDL Member

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    yes it works for either. but know you will get the same version as you already have installed from the download through the upgrade. so if you run x64 you will get a x64 download. otherwise you should be fine
     
  8. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    got the 39.95 and the free media center pack installed and kept programs and data installed and all went well except Kaspersky 2012 and acronis was incompatible I had another year on Kaspersky so I upgraded to 2013 and that worked. I played halflife 2 it worked great, it wasn't as hard getting around as I thought it would im still a mouse jocky , just click on to desktop and its just like windows 7 clicked on internet explorer and it was just about the same even my explorer bar was there, I had more trouble trying to turn the computer off lol. :rolleyes:
    P.S this puter was daz activated so for all that were worried about activation "IT WORKS" :ball2:
     
  9. jackie_jagger

    jackie_jagger MDL Novice

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    Finally a thread that this method works and doesn't show up the "upgrade key only" - thank you.
     
  10. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Not sure, if you find out let us know.
     
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  11. mastershake

    mastershake MDL Member

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    yes tried it on both works for both x86 and x64
     
  12. jackie_jagger

    jackie_jagger MDL Novice

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    BTW guys when you boot into the Windows 8 dvd/USB - when asked to insert the key, do you use the keys gotten off the upgrade assistant and it's activated? or do we use the random keys found here to install and then use the upgrade assistant key once booted into Windows 8 desktop?

    Thanks
     
  13. mastershake

    mastershake MDL Member

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    i added the cfg file to allow you to bypass the key and add it manually later
     
  14. mcbyte

    mcbyte MDL Junior Member

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    I used the Upgrade assistant on my Win7 activated with BIOS mod, and with a US VPN I bought the $14.99 upgrade key, downloaded and burned ISO to dvd, then booted and installed Win8 Pro on a second partition (dual boot with win7). Then installed the WMC key.

    All working just fine, Windows 7 still BIOS activated, Windows 8 Retail activated with no issues.
     
  15. shabador

    shabador MDL Novice

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    Booted win 8 usb key made from the Windows upgrade assistant, cleaned harddrive, converted to GPT and installed windows with 14,99 key.

    Entered windows unactivated, ran the registry tweak, rearm and rebooted: Activated successfully.
     
  16. danmed

    danmed MDL Novice

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    Windows 7 Ultimate activated using Daz Loader 1.7
    In place upgrade from bootable DVD but from within Windows.
    Used $14.99 key straight off, no problems except it wiped my statically assigned IP from my network card (but left the DNS entries).. after that it activated fine.
    Everything except security essentials worked... Games run just as well as the did before.
     
  17. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    It appears that if you boot to the DVD or USB and an OS exists on the drive you can format, install, activate. If you happen to be upgrading to a bare drive it appears you have to install a qualifying OS or use the reg trick.
     
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  18. Glottis-

    Glottis- MDL Novice

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    what is this reg trick you speak of? i read on the forum a bunch of different ones, just want to know which one you mean exactly? thanks.
     
  19. Dolorous Edd

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