Upgrade from Win 8.0 Enterprise VL to Win 8.1 Enterprise VL?

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  1. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    I have a (MAK key) running Win 8.0 Enterprise VL System.
    Now i just get the ISO from the Win 8.1 Enterprise VL RTM.

    Can i upgrade my running Win 8.0 Enterprise VL System with the Win 8.1 without a fresh Install and without a new activation? If yes how exactly i can do that?

    Cheers
    debin
     
  2. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You can upgrade but you need a Windows 8.1 Enterprise MAK/KMS Key. Hope you wouldn't have one so don't do that.

    Thanks
     
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  3. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Thank MSDNAA.
    In fact, i donĀ“t have a MAK/KMS Key for the Win 8.1 Enterprise yet. o_O

    So, i hope some MAK Key`s will Leak soon. :worthy:
     
  4. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Addicted

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    The upgrade works fine and doesn't require a key--just mount the ISO and go. The problem is activation: you get an "Activate Windows" watermark between 3 and 4 hours after boot. If that doesn't bother you, you're good to go.
     
  5. dummekuehe

    dummekuehe MDL Senior Member

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    where is the genius that programmed the thread killer last year to remove the watermark
    or the genius that made explorer7 for windows 8
    :(
     
  6. debin

    debin MDL Member

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    Yes, like you said.....the Problem is the activation. Mean, after i do the upgrade from 8.0 Enterprise to 8.1 Enterprise the activation will be dead. o_O
     
  7. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    indeed it will be. For now, there are other methods that will activate, but updates and the like will mess it up I am sure, by replacing files and what not from another install. lot of messing around when waiting seems to be the better more cleaner/safer option.
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #8 PaulDesmond, Sep 14, 2013
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    did you try to insert your genuine W8ent Technet/MSDN Key after updated from 8 to 8.1? :D

    I'm talking about the one for W8, not 8.1 !!
     
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  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I did and failed, did I miss something? (wasn't technet was VLSC?) maybe I should think about a different class of key for ent? man stop making me think already!! lol
     
  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    I had a/some Technet/MSDN activated enterprise(s) W8 ent running since last year and now this key should upgrade to 8.1 like it does on 8 > 8.1 core/pro ...
    What you guess guys? :D
     
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  11. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    guess Not lol
     
  12. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    #12 EFA11, Sep 14, 2013
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    lmao damn it all to blazes!

    -ed-
    wonder if a CSVLK Win8 would work :popcorn:
     
  13. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    wish those superwomen boobies will activate that joint