Product Code Does Not Work for Win.8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by baobab, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. baobab

    baobab MDL Novice

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    My Samsung laptop came with Win7 and I upgraded to 8.1.
    I was asked for my product code and the old one I had recorded did not work.
    I used ProduKey, and Neosmart WinOEMProdKey Tool, but they both brought up the same one!
    Googling around, the only ways to find the Win8.1 code suggested digging in the registry, fiddling with BIOS, or creating a bootable CD, which I am definitely NOT prepared to risk!
    Any suggestions?
    Thanx
     
  2. picolocris

    picolocris MDL Novice

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    #2 picolocris, Nov 24, 2015
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    You can not use the same windows 7 product code/key in Windows 8/8.1. Or you upgrade to Windows 10, or you keep your windows 7 copy.
    What you can do is the Windows 8.1 activation with some KMS tool.


    Code:
    forums.mydigitallife.net/forums/51-KMS-tools
     
  3. baobab

    baobab MDL Novice

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    Sorry, but what is 'kms tool'? Google brings up a hardware shop in Canada?
     
  4. picolocris

    picolocris MDL Novice

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    #4 picolocris, Nov 24, 2015
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    Look at the link in the spoiler that I left in my post.
    Click the "show" button to see the link (copy it and paste in the search bar of your browser) and go to the KMS tool that interests you in the sub-forum.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You could simply paste the full html url: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/forums/51-KMS-tools

    Doesn't win 8.1 accepts genuine windows 7 keys, try: change windows productcode in "System" after install.