[Solved] UEFI HW License?

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  1. nuhkka

    nuhkka MDL Member

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    I don't think my motherboard supports legacy bios. Also even if it did, I don't think I could run Windows 7 on a Coffee Lake CPU. Probably that's why the motherboard doesn't support legacy.

    As for using 8.1, which should I use this iso: en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_6051480.iso ... How would you activate it? Would the toolkit work? Doesn't the Toolkit just convert it to VL ISO and then activate it with an KMS emulator?
     
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  4. nuhkka

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    So use a 8.1 Pro or Pro VL iso? Does it matter?

    Also what do you mean by "real upgrade"? I dled this iso: en_windows_10_multiple_editions_version_1511_x64_dvd_7223712.iso
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The iso is correct.

    ps, any proper KMS solution inserts the KMS Client Setup Key (aka gVLK), so that shouldn't matter for KMS activated win 8.1 pro.
     
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    I see but I still don't understand how you would upgrade 8.1 Pro VL directly to Win 10 1511 :confused:
     
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  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    By mounting the 1511 iso inside the running 8.1 and start setup.exe.
     
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    Yes it worked. Though once you upgrade, it'll say activated by key or something, then once you do a clean format it'll say activation by HW.

    How long will M$ keep this loophole? WIll it end along with the assistive technologies at the end of the year? :g:
     
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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Yes, after the upgrade to 1511 it will state it's MAK activated, but the clean install will be HWID activated.
     
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    I don't mean he has to stay on 1511 : once he has got a HWID on 1511, he can clean install 1709 or perform an insite upgrade.
     
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    Not sure what you mean. :unsure:

    I installed the latest pro meaning it's the multiple editions (Fall Creators Dec)version and I just added the ei.cfg to the flash drive, then chose pro during the install. I don't know of any Pro only MSDN 1511 ISO's.
     
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  13. Enthousiast

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    There is no 1511 pro only oemret iso, that's why i explained how to make one yourself. For some, unknown to me, reason, the ei.cfg doesn't work on the upgrade from 8.1 (at least with a MSDM for 8 Core) > 10 Pro using the multiple editions iso (with ei.cfg).

    For me it was the easiest way to just export the pro index to a new install.wim and replace the original install.wim with the new one, put it in the iso (or in your case in the extracted iso folder).