Unlock Add features to Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by luky, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    In Windows8 sl-SI, I have no option Add features to Windows. I think it is locked. Is it possible to unlock this feature?
    Thanks.
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    If you do not have it.. then it is not exist :D

    your version is most likely Win 8 Pro Volume (not retail)
     
  3. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    hi
    go to system32 folder and check if there is an exe file named WindowsAnytimeUpgrade. if you find it just run it.
     
  4. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    Yes WindowsAnytimeUpgrade

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  5. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    no this is the result file, that means ur windows has been already upgraded. to check it just run that file and see what it reports.
     
  6. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    Yes Windows 8 PRO to convert Windows 8 WMC.
     
  7. bootstap

    bootstap MDL Member

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    dont understand, u upgraded ur version or no?
     
  8. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    #8 100, Nov 8, 2012
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    On an admin command prompt, run this:
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    dism /online /get-targeteditions
    If the output says "The current edition cannot be upgraded to any target editions." you're out of luck.
     
  9. luky

    luky MDL Addicted

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    #9 luky, Nov 8, 2012
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    No upgrade.
     
  10. FiB3R_OPTiC

    FiB3R_OPTiC MDL Member

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    #10 FiB3R_OPTiC, Nov 9, 2012
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    Same with me (this edition cannot be upgraded to any target editions) it's because i'm using pro vl & it won't let anyone add media center for some reason, unless somebody finds a way.

    I wonder if getting the WindowsAnytimeUpgrade.exe file and running it would do anything.
     
  11. binded

    binded MDL Novice

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    idk why so many people have this problem worked fine for me each time

    used en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440 iso image
    installed with pro key from here hxxp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612867.aspx *-*-*-*-J8CK4
    kms actived with hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/38289-Windows-8-KMS-Activation

    installed WMC key from hxxp://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs

    now have full licensed windows 8 pro wmc edition cost = free


    backup your install hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27341-Advanced-Tokens-Manager-The-Activation-Backup-Solution

    note:
    when you goto reinstall windows (eg. windows reset or fresh install) you will need to use a windows 8 pro with wmc all ready in it i sugest to use
    hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/36058-Windows-Download-Integrator
    and create your own cd. this cd will not be a all in one unless you want that then
    use this hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35650-Creating-a-Windows-8-AIO-with-Media-Center-manually

    once installed use the token manager to restore your back up tokens you wont even need to reboot to be actived this could not be easier
     
  12. kalmly

    kalmly MDL Novice

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    thanks for clearing the air about this, i found out that i cannot install the WMC, so which edition (sha1) should be installed so the WMC will work...
     
  13. binded

    binded MDL Novice

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    sha1=1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

    this thread has the dl's hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/29322-The-Official-Windows-8-Repository

    its not based on sha1 hash thats only related to the cd
    if you use the cd that i listed its the msdn release it has the x64 os and should take any key that is valid it works for multi editions just need to enter the key for the edition you want which is the win8 pro vl key ending (*-*-*-*-J8CK4)

    again you can use windows 8 pro (retail, and vl), windows 8 (core, retail only to upgrade to pro pack) "32bit,x64bit"
    there is no vl for core

    you can not use enterprise


    use en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440 iso image
    installed with pro key from here hxxp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj612867.aspx (*-*-*-*-J8CK4)
    kms active with hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/38289-Windows-8-KMS-Activation
    add feature
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    because the vl edition does not have the WMC file in the WinSxS folder.. contrary to the retail edition
     
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    binded MDL Novice

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  16. FiB3R_OPTiC

    FiB3R_OPTiC MDL Member

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    The discussion was about any way to unlock media center/add features in pro_vl version we all know about the win8 iso, there may be some way for people who already installed the vl version.
     
  17. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

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    You can't unlock it, no matter what you do. The media center content is simply not included in the VL version, meaning a bunch of files/executables/data etc. are missing. It's not just a matter of tricking the system.
     
  18. jupier2k

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    my experience is if you freshly install Win 8 pro VLK and activate via KMS .. you will be able to add features. but after a few activation and Windows update,
    then to add features and upgrade to media center will fail. I have tried it several times. Now I have a Win 8 pro VLK partition activated with KMS, I cannot add feature.
    yes I tried windowupdateanywhere / force install the media center key using ipk .. even use tried using the Advanced Tokens Manager to no avail. Best is install WMC using the integrated ISO and activate it with the Ms key.
     
  19. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    en_windows_8_pro_vl_x64_dvd_917699.iso don't have the add feature option at all lol, doesn't matter what you use to activate windows.....
     
  20. s1ave77

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