[SOLVED] Windows 8.1 Pro add features error

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  1. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    #1 almyyyzzz, Oct 29, 2013
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    Hello,
    I'm finally installed Windows 8.1 Pro, but I'm done it from 4th try I think, first three try's was not succesful, the system was very buggy, lots of lags and BSOD's...
    So when I wanted to install WMC and found add features, tried it, but unfortunately I got error message. Does anyone know, is it possible to fix it (Windows is activated, but I'm noticed it before activation). Add features error.jpg
     
  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    I could be wrong, but if you used the VL (volume) copy for the install, and then used a retail key to activate. The WMC addon is not available for VL copies of Pro, so you are out of luck. Reading BEFORE install helps ;)
     
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    if you are on a regular win 8.1 pro you can ad features by design. If your system is "activated" and you cannot ad features you are not activated and been fooled by something.
    Consider bsods do not occur on a daily base and you do not have to try 4 times to install 8.1. You messed with some crap activator, did you?
     
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  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Did you activated with KMS?
     
  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    pro VL does not have "Add features" button or option :D
     
  6. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    I have installed RTM build 9600 x64 and as I seen ei.cfg there was writed [VL]1 is that something change?
    And yes I activated it with KMS, which downloaded from this forum.
     
  7. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    Any ideas?
    When installing I put key from technet (first one on Professional) which only worked for that
     
  8. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    The PROVL iso does not contain the binaries for WMC. Core and Pro retail contain them.
    If you're working with x86 and en-US I may can help you... look here...
    otherwise you have to install with Pro-Retail ISO (no KMS, but can be added with my methode - but is none-sense as you want to install ProfessionalWMC anyway.)
     
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  9. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    No, I'm always using x64 OS
    Or maybe anyone know any other ways from where to get WMC on 8.1? (not installing new os or creating other iso's)
     
  10. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    To obtain Windows 8.1 pro+WMC you can only use this way, as we are not allowed to post link for a modified version here. This can help you also :)
     
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  11. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    My way would work also with x64 but I'm currently testing only with x86 (smaller size impact). - I'm in the beginning so x64 will take a while (at least more than a month)
     
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  12. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    That's why i didn't post your thread/ link as it's only available for x86 versions :)
     
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  13. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    Tried that way, but I think, that was unsuccess size was very small 600+ MB and when I tried to test it, it just didin't do anything or maybe in that topic is writed something wrong?
     
  14. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You cannot upgrade 8.1 Pro to Pro with Media Center when you activate Pro with KMS or MAK.
     
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  15. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    Then how to activate it right? skype? (not much ways on the internet)
     
  16. almyyyzzz

    almyyyzzz MDL Novice

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    Found ohter activation method, now it started working. :)
     
  17. mashnoon731

    mashnoon731 MDL Novice

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    Are you sure about sys spec. ?
     
  18. coolvinz

    coolvinz MDL Novice

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    Hi all, Need help on adding WMC with 8.1 Pro.

    I had a clean install of windows 8.1 pro from an ISO. Activated it via the token method. It shows all activated and updates are recieved although on desktop it says windows 8.1 pro evaluation copy but its all working.

    Problem: I had clicked on add features, and then brought a WMC upgrade key from Microsoft. That key is not working enven though it is legitimate. The key is 8.1 WMC. Whenever I try to enter the key i receive message- "They key doesnt work.....". Contacted Microsoft about it but they are simply investigating.

    Anyone can help what the problem would be and how can I add wmc to my activated windows 8.1 pro.??

    Thanks a lot.
     
  19. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #19 Tito, Oct 31, 2013
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    You have most probably replaced the spp of RTM with the spp of Preview, which is nothing but frankenbuild.

    Do a fresh install.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  20. coolvinz

    coolvinz MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the prompt reply.until now I didn't know what is frankenbuild.

    Please suggest one best way to activate the retail iso of windows 8.1 pro I have so that I can use the legitimate upgrade wmc key? There are so many waysand I am very confuse and fruated after 3 clean installs already.

    Many thanks