Unable to install with install key

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  1. test_pry

    test_pry MDL Novice

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    #1 test_pry, Nov 26, 2012
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    i have a 64 bit HP n=machine with a G620 intel process. Trying to install windows 8 pro using the following iSO - en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso. (verified using hashcheck)

    The install process asks a key. Enter -
    XKY4K-*****-*****-*****-CRYQH. After a couple of minutes get a message that the key is not valid.

    Help. What am i doing wrong?
     
  2. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    are you sure you did not mistype ? where did u get this serial ? I suggest you delete the serial from your post, this shouldn't be made public ! :fear2:
     
  3. PaulDesmond

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    Mask the key asap!!!!

    where did you get this key from?
     
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  5. pisthai

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    That's a Professional Retail Key! The last 5 digits existing in several other keys as well.
     
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  6. PaulDesmond

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  7. Yen

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    These standard keys are just for installing windows 8. They don't activate windows 8.
     
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  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #8 PaulDesmond, Nov 26, 2012
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    Yen, your statement on the key issue reads like ... a little bit ok as it is standard keys. Has policy changed and these technet keys can be displayed now or what is the current status? If ok, I will no longer write answers in posts with the quest for hiding these serials.
    Your reply on this is greatly appreciated
    Thank you

    edit: as Yen edited the above post and masked the key, my question is answered. > keys still must be masked.
     
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  9. Majestic

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    He is referring to this http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/38896-Activate-win8ProWMC-without-first-activate-the-Pro-versionpost.

    It works for me a couple of times.