So will we able to activate windows 8.1 at 18 october ?

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  1. MonsterMMORPG

    MonsterMMORPG MDL Member

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    So will we able to activate windows 8.1 at 18 october ?

    18 october is official release or what ?

    Will there be working activation methods ?

    Any more information about this appreciated.
     
  2. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    You are able to activate today if you have some genuine Product Key... :(

    There is no real activation method working for the Windows 8.1 since Microsoft has a new KMS response out of their VL products...
     
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  3. Polo69

    Polo69 MDL Novice

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    What if you have a PC with Windows 8 from the store? I have one that I just bought. How do I upgrade to 8.1 today then ?
     
  4. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    you only have 3 days to wait till you can upgrade from the store
     
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  5. Polo69

    Polo69 MDL Novice

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  6. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    I would like to see how this upgrade works with 8.1 Enterprise / Pro VL users.
     
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  7. KarbonKopy

    KarbonKopy MDL Novice

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    I've done the upgrade from 8 Enterprise to 8.1 it's really just a simple command line entry. As far as KMS goes the update to KMS 6 has been out a few days...

    support.microsoft.com/kb/2885698
     
  8. phazedelta1

    phazedelta1 MDL Junior Member

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    So does that mean we can activate now or is that update to get the kms servers ready?
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Who assigned this mythical activation to the GA date?
     
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  10. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    If you had a legal 8 or 8.1 key, you could activate on RTM leak/MSDN. I have activated 8.1 with 8 pro keys though I have technet 8.1 keys too.
    What would interest me more is backing up/restoring activation for 8.1 and enterprise KMS activation.
    Backing up/restoring is more important since technet has retired subscriptions going forward.
     
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  11. Nicholas440

    Nicholas440 MDL Novice

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    I have a new HP ENVY with Windows 8 on it and I was reading that on Oct 17, MS will allow you to upgrade to 8.1 for free as long as Win 8 came with your PC. It says that the 8.1 will be available through the Windows Update feature, so I am assuming when its Oct 17 I can just click on Windows Update and it will install 8.1 on my HP laptop.... for free of course.....
     
  12. junclj

    junclj MDL Novice

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    I just use the phone activation method from the KMSPico activator. When a list of keys shows out, choose the first key end with "BKH3H", then install Skype on your iPhone/Samsung. Dial to UK +448000188354 toll free system. I was just successfully activated my Windows 8.1 Pro at last night.

    Same thing with Office 2013, since the activator not working in Windows 8.1. So I have to activate my Office 2013 by phone. I was just found a working Office 2013 key end with "K2CDH". Activated by dialing to UK +448000188354 toll free system.
     
  13. ljimbo

    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    I did a fresh install of Win 8.1 yesterday.. totally fresh clear SSD.. i used the ei.cfg so i didnt need to use an install key.. then after the first boot windows asked for the serial.. i used my upgrade key and it worked and activated no issues at all.
     
  14. pauldamo

    pauldamo MDL Senior Member

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    no it will be available through the window store not win update,and it will be free if you upgraded to win 8 as well,not just if win 8 came with your machine,it's free for everyone with win 8.
     
  15. Puffingmad

    Puffingmad MDL Addicted

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    It will be free for anyone with a legitimate copy of windows 8
     
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  16. icehot

    icehot MDL Novice

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    I think the real question here and possibly what the original poster meant is a way to activate and install win8.1 with our windows 8 keys - ie will we be able to go onto Microsofts site and "upgrade" our windows 8 license keys to receive legitimate win 8.1 keys?
     
  17. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Nobody knows that information as of now. You have to wait for 2 more days to witness the process.
     
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  18. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 8 keys can activate a clean install of Win 8.1. Why would you need to upgrade the license key (if there is even such a thing), that makes no sense. I have activated Win 8.1 clean installs on many pc's with valid Win 8 dreamspark, upgrade, retail keys.
     
  19. Yen

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    Sure it does activate. W8 Retail and DM keys DO activate a clean w8.1 install. I myself have tried it.
     
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