what a dumb ***.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Dolorous Edd, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    I installed the wrong media center key. One I already used and deactivated my computer. Now I guess there's nothing to do but reinstall.
     
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  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Sorry to hear dude, I would dig a bit before reinstall, maybe changing the key in the registry. Not sure , but it is worth looking:spoton: worst case, reset the biatch
     
  3. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #3 derausgewanderte, Oct 27, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
    yes, there is a way to change a key in the registry, then "upgrade" windows 8 pro over your wmc install

    1. Open the Run Menu (Windows Key + R)
    2. Type regedit (Opens Registry Editor)
    3. Navigate to HKEY_Local_Machine (In left pane).
    4. Open the folder and navigate to Software.
    5. Go to Microsoft.
    6. Then go to Windows NT.
    7. Open Current Version.
    8. In the right pane you should see EditionID.
    7. Double Click That and type "Professional" (Without quotations).
    8.Insert Your Windows 8 Pro DVD or Flash Drive in PC and Upgrade It.

    You will be able to keep everything, personal files and applications.
     
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