volume licences for windows 10 pro? KMS?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by sglobus, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    If I install windows 10 pro on a new computer from a standard RTM ISO, the type that microsoft lets you download in order to make the free upgrade, can I then activate it by KMS?
    Or do I need to get a vl version?
    If so, can you convert to vl after installing?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK you'll need a VL version!
     
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  3. Edwe

    Edwe MDL Member

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    Im almoust (98%) sure there same.
    And yes you can activate "a standard RTM ISO, the type that microsoft lets you download" with KMS tools
     
  4. ch4os

    ch4os MDL Junior Member

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    you can activate it with KMS. the only difference between VL ISOs and the normal home/pro ISOs is the key which is set after installation. you can always change the key though, so no problem there.
     
  5. myabc

    myabc MDL Member

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    please can anyone tell me a link for a simple kms activation tool for windows 10 rtm? i don't find a link for download but only tracks of existing tool... where is it??? thanks
     
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  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    look in KMS-tools section.
     
  7. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    #7 Fckr, Aug 27, 2015
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    Yes.
    No.
    Yes.

    Simply type in the W10 Pro KMS product key in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System->Change Product Key and you'd be done. Well, almost.
    When you do this, licensing channel will change from RETAIL to VOLUME_KMSCLIENT/GVLK.

    With admin privileges, run these commands in command prompt:
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    slmgr/ipk W10PRO-VOL-Product-key
    slmgr/skms your.kmsserver.address your.kmsserver.port
    slmgr/ato
    
     
  8. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    I used the Standard DL from MS for Windows 10 10240 - with NO internet - therefore NOT ACTIVATED. then used KMS AutoNet 1.3.7 to Activate...
    the KMS used the DEFAULT Windows 10 RTM GVLK key and ACTIVATED 100%. has never seen the MSA - only Local Account and updates just fine.
     
  9. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    #11 Nucleus, Aug 27, 2015
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    Go straight for the best. ;)

    KMS VL All - Link in my sig. Usage and brief explanation a couple of posts below it.
     
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  10. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    maybe my problem was because I tried to install the standard DL in a virtual machine, and the host machine was running windows 10 with a legal upgrade. That ties the license to the MOBO. When windows 10 installs, it looks at the MOBO to see it if fits with the license. So it thought it had a license already, and it was not valid for the virtual machine.
     
  11. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    In any case, if you have the patience for it, you could install windows 8.1 pro vol edition, and then activate with KMS, and then take the free upgrade to windows 10.
    That will give you the genuine microsoft license, and you won't need to rely on KMS running in the background in order to reactivate windows every so often.