Upgrade Win 8 Core from OEM to Win 8 Pro using KMS Key?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sscywong, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. sscywong

    sscywong MDL Novice

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    I just get a new PC with Win 8 Core with it.

    Is it possible to upgrade it to Win 8 Pro using the KMS key?

    Tried to upgrade directly using Win 8 Pro MCP key got from MS but failed...

    Thanks
     
  2. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Failed how? what error you getting - BTW not KMS key... its WMC key:rolleyes:
     
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  3. wolf69

    wolf69 MDL Senior Member

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    the reason it failed is because the key is an upgrade for pro not core if u want to go to pro u can try the kms key and see if it will take it
     
  4. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Need Pro to get WMC - with core you must get Windows 8 Pro Pack for $69.99... apparentlyo_O
     
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  5. smashed

    smashed MDL Novice

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    Here's a way to do it without a clean install from core. Borrow a friend's pro upgrade key. Put the machine in airplane mode. Use the pro key. Let it install. Then use slmgr.vbs -ipk and put in the kms client key. Then you can activate against a KMS server.
     
  6. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Here's what you do, you updgrade via Windows 8 Pro KMS key (as you asked in the 1st post), then permanintly activate forever using the WMC Windows 8 Pro to WMC upgrade key‚Äč. No clean install needed.
     
  7. smashed

    smashed MDL Novice

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    My version of core wouldn't allow an upgrade via the Pro KMS key. Invalid key.
     
  8. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Use "Windows Anytime Upgrade" and google for "CRYQH" and use the key.
     
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  9. memor86

    memor86 MDL Novice

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    I have been googling for a couple of hours with no luck about how to turn my 8 core version to pro.

    im using microsoft tool kit to activate my windows, i want to be able to use the same and dont wanna have any troubles

    is there a key generator that i can download from this website to generate upgrade keys?
     
  10. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    First of all you shouldn't have bumped this old thread. Secondly this is not a place where you can request for "keys" unless you wish to get yourself banned. Read the rules. To answer your question, MTK is a tool which something activates your Windows, but it doesn't mean that you won't have any problem using it, if you are not looking for a problem then you should buy the genuine product.
     
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