Q: win 8 pro (MAK) + wmc genuine upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by testooo, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I just need a confirmation if I buy WMC (Genuine Key ) from MS to upgrade windows 8 pro ( MAK ) , Will it change the Channel from MAK to Retail and I would be able to have free win 8.1 pro update in the Windows store?

    as I was reading since yeterday this is the best way to have a free win 8.1 pro update without reinstalling windows and lose everything. as my windows is MAK activated I won't be able to get the free update of 8.1 pro only if my channel has changed.

    Please confirm this works ?


    Thanks you
     
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  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    No this will not work as its MAK activated & WMC upgrade is for retail copy only....
     
  3. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    thanks for reply ... but I've got the button for "get more features with new edition of windows" otherwise it wouldn't show if I am not allowed to upgrade !!!
     
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  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Ok.. Button is there coz you are using MSDN non VL pro image, MS blocked the activation of system upgraded to WMC form MAK\KMS activated system....

    You can test that if you have more than one wmc keys...
     
  5. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    but in this case if I test I might lose the current activation if wmc failed right ?
     
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  6. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    that is correcto:D
     
  7. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Are you serious?:D if you test it on your real system then no simple going back to pro... You can backup you activation before testing...
    it will fail....
     
  8. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    do you recommend me not to do that !!!! because I ordered wmc from MS through the button and its seams there is a problem with the order so may be its due to the case mentioned above that MAK activated systems are blocked for upgrade to WMC by MS? what do you think

    cheers
     
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  9. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    As Rrohela said and many others have reported, win8 kms activated + genuine wmc lose activation after update to 8.1
    In a VM or another partition, and after backing up your current activation, you could test with no fear
     
  10. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    even if I have a valid wmc key ? the reason I am asking is to avoid re-install windows in case of wmc activation failed so I want someone done exactly what I am asking in the OP and what are the result.
     
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  11. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    That's not what rrohela said, he wasn't talking about the update to 8.1, and you are wrong. rrohela was saying that if you activate Windows 8 with KMS or MAK, and then you update to WMC (which is entirely possible), you won't be able to activate the WMC now.

    However, if you already have a system that was KMS activated and upgraded to WMC, and successfully activated a while back, then it can be updated to 8.1 now and it will stay activated.
     
  12. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    #12 hbhb, Oct 23, 2013
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    i stand corrected if you have done it which sounds like you did :bye1:
    post-6
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/46675-Windows-8-1-Activation-with-Windows-8-FREE-WMC-key
     
  13. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    so microsoft knows about this path then that's why they block it what do you suggest I don't processed with the wmc order from MS ?
     
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  14. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    anyone plz ?
     
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  15. oscill8r

    oscill8r MDL Junior Member

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    I haven't read anywhere that windows 8 KMS activated + genuine recently purchased WMC key (*not* the free WMC upgrade offer key from 2012) won't work? ... my assumption was that it is only the free WMC upgrade offer key that is blocked?

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
     
  16. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    someone can just confirm that so I can go ahead with the purchase ... MS is giving me a headache all day its hard even when we want to buy something for real :jumpon:
     
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  17. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    MS is not giving anyone a headache. You are trying to activate a pirated copy, that's your problem. For legitimate customers, all procedures are perfectly clear.

    Why don't you just go ahead and try, by the way? How much is the WMC upgrade, $10? Isn't that worth an experiment?
     
  18. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    as I said before its not the money it the hassle after I install wmc and it won't activate and I have to do clean install. I don't have 10 computers to test on only bloody an old laptop also I am not like others tech guy I have very limited knowledge in these things and I am trying to get some help from you guys.
     
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  19. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    If its not money then why not to buy win8 pro upgrade that will save you from all hassles for now & future.
     
  20. testooo

    testooo MDL Novice

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    I am out of the UK for few months, I tried to buy from MS but I ran into problem with MS orders for both WMC and windows 8.1 pro my Credit Card has been blocked by my bank due to this Order although my Bank confirmed that were two transaction have been approved by MS they claimed you are using a Credit Card outside your region is not allowed by MS of course this is nonsense they don't want to admit there is a problem with their order system as usual. also I spent a fortune on phone calls contacting the UK to sort it out. so I Came here to ask for a quick solution that's all.

    back to the topic.

    as long there is no confirmation from anyone so far, I'd rather wait until I go back to UK.

    I appreciate your help :cool:
     
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