Upgrade Key warning

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Diverge, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Diverge

    Diverge MDL Junior Member

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    If you buy an upgrade key, you can't use it with any iso's that have the ei.cfg. I edited the iso the upgrade app created to add the ei.cfg so I didn't have to activate it during the install (to play around) and now when you try to activate it with the upgrade key it doesn't work. I suppose you can try to use an unedited upgrade iso to do a clean install (not sure yet).

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  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    I installed using an RTM disk, activated, no problem.

    Booted from media. I even went back and double checked my install media for size and .wim vs .esd
     
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  3. sps

    sps MDL Member

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    I think you have to insert key manually (slmgr /ipk key#) and reboot.
    Did you try this option?
    I have to test myself later.....
     
  4. Diverge

    Diverge MDL Junior Member

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    #4 Diverge, Oct 26, 2012
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    I might have to try that. Does the RTM iso let you activate later?

    yeah, I tried that. Got the following error:

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    If you run the command you get this:
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  5. mastershake

    mastershake MDL Member

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    #6 mastershake, Oct 27, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
    nevermind got the info