Query on activation back up & restore for Windows 8 Pro with Media Centre add on.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Windows_enthu, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Windows_enthu

    Windows_enthu MDL Novice

    Nov 1, 2012
    Wasn't able to get a clear answer on this. I have a back up of both the Volume KMS Activation and Pro WMC Microsoft Key activation for my Windows 8 Pro WMC

    If I do a re-install of a Windows 8 Pro with the Retail key,

    • Can I just restore the (KMS) activation on the retail as per guides posted online, or do I need to slmgr and install a Volume KMS key, before replacing the activation files to restore activation?
    • If activation is successfully restored, it will be 180 days activated without the need to contact any KMS?
    • And from there if I install the Pro WMC addon via the key that I got from Microsoft for the WMC free add on promotion, I should still be able to activate via online? It is on the same machine that had the key activated on.