Question about the msdn versions license

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by energydream2007, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. energydream2007

    energydream2007 MDL Novice

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    Im not sure about what inculded in the iso's exactly.

    does they goes like this?
    Windows 8 = Core Retail + Core VL + Pro Retail + Pro VL
    Windows 8 Pro VL = Pro VL
    Windows 8 Enterprise = Enterprise VL

    or is it something else?
     
  2. energydream2007

    energydream2007 MDL Novice

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    someone?..
     
  3. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 8 = Core Retail Pro Retail
    Windows 8 Pro VL = Pro VL
    Windows 8 Enterprise = Enterprise VL
     
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  4. energydream2007

    energydream2007 MDL Novice

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    is that sure?
     
  5. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    What does that mean? I am sure :plane:
     
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  6. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    But you can use a VL Serial in the normal Version too.
     
  7. energydream2007

    energydream2007 MDL Novice

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    Yes thats what i saw when trying now. the Windows 8 core+pro build accept both VL and Retail.. so that means my first post is right
     
  8. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    The difference between VL and Retail is the ei.cfg. I recommend download the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Enterprise, create AIO, and dump a VL ei.cfg there.

    You then could add ProWMC using the method in the topic about it, and add Server as well.

    I have all of them on one WIM, added .NET 3.5 to each, then rigged a script to auto create the Reset/Restore feature on setup complete.
     
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  9. fLOW.

    fLOW. MDL Senior Member

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    so, if we want all versions in our language we just need to have 1 windows 8 .iso and 1 windows enterprise .iso, right? since we can use the normal to have both retail or vl installation key
     
  10. dailyinsanity

    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

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    Just to clear things up. The Enterprise Key works For Enterprise and Professional. But ProWMC doesnt. Core only accepts all keys but VLK's
     
  11. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    So, is it correct to say that when the ei.cfg is modified in Windows 8 (x64) - DVD (English) (en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso, 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4), the resultant image becomes Windows 8 Pro VL (x64) - DVD (English) (en_windows_8_pro_vl_x64_dvd_917699.iso, 6DDEDEBE40AB59CB11823F62F475C43C4053FE60)?

    If I have said anything wrong, please correct my mistake. :) I really want to know the difference between these 2 isos.