What is the best way to activate Windows 8.1 Pro right now?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by sergio2007, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    I have done some searching, but quite confused can anyone please tell me what is the best way to activate Windows 8.1 Pro right now? and also what is the best way to activate Office Pro Plus 2013 on Windows 8.1 Pro. Thanks
     
  2. tinux

    tinux MDL Junior Member

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    Easy call Microsoft and speak to an operator and you will get professional help.
     
  3. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    #3 sergio2007, Oct 9, 2013
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    I don't mean that way.
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    #4 hbhb, Oct 9, 2013
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    uncalled for man. :fishing1:
    Let it go
     
  5. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    #5 naseap, Oct 9, 2013
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    You can use any valid windows 8 and office 2013 key to activate. MS has updated the activation for Win 8.1, so most of the methods used for Win 8 and office 2013 do not work for Win 8.1.
     
  6. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Best way is by purchasing a product key.

    Or wait tools MTK.
     
  7. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Best way is use the following 25 digits product key and wait till October 18, 2013.

    :DXXX:D-:DXXX:D-:DXXX:D-:DXXX:D-:DXXX:D

    Hope the green people take care of this thread.
     
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  8. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    There is no real good way to activate windows 8.1 at this time.

    We don't have KMS activation up and running. And we don't have a proper loader as of yet either as the general release has yet to happen. At this moment the only viable option would be to go for a bypass but its not a favored method.
     
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  9. nitins60

    nitins60 MDL Junior Member

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    Buy a License. :rolleyes:
     
  10. aquarius84

    aquarius84 MDL Junior Member

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    I used a new loader to activate Windows 8.1

    slmgr /dli says: Windows Operating System RETAIL channel, Status: Licensed
    slmgr /dlv says: Status: Licensed, Remaining SKU: 1001, Windows remaining: 1000
    slmgr /xpr says: Activation is definitively

    How can I check if this is a good loader / activation ??

    Thanks.
     
  11. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Must be a fake, launch sfc /scannow and you'll see if your system is plenty of malwares :D
     
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  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Its not loader; you have used some leaked reatail key.

    :vertag:
     
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  13. aquarius84

    aquarius84 MDL Junior Member

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    @ coleoptere2007
    ok, i started a sfc /scannow, now.

    @ Tito
    ok, so the "loader" (i mean the software i used) put a real retail key on my windows, because the only key I used was the generic pro key during install.
     
  14. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @aquarius84

    Depends; if its some kind of hacktivator as said by coleoptere2007 then it just modifies various licensing related files in such a way that slmgr outputs are always shown as activated. slmgr shows the key is retail because of the installed generic Pro key which is a special kind of retail key.

    On the other hand heldigard's KMSpico now includes a function to search internet & get leaked retail keys (for Windows 8.1).

    For both cases, my advice is to stay away from those unknown programs & only use 8.1 if you have legit keys (till KMS V6 is successfully emulated).

    :bye1:
     
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  15. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    If he meant the "activation tool" that was posted in PCBeta a few days ago (I think it was something like 4MB in size), I tried to download it and see what it is, and immediately Windows Defender and Avira gave a trojan alert, guess it involves editing system files, no further interest.......

    As for breaking KMS V6, I wouldn't give it too much hope, at least ATM. :p
     
  16. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    AFAIK as long as there's no KMS v6 you can't use any loader, hacktivator, slic, kms or anything known before

    leaked keys and offline phone activation are the only way to activate Windows 8.1 and office 2013.
     
  17. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    one more method is a legally bought key :p
     
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  18. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    A legal key, my God, what a concept! Surly you jest Mr. D.
     
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  19. sergio2007

    sergio2007 MDL Novice

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    Since 8.1 uses a different way to activate I wonder those of us that are using todays KMS methods of activating 8 if we are going to have problems after getting 8.1 from windows update. Wonder if it will break our activations.
     
  20. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    Yes you could be right. Ultimately, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 in order to prevent this kind of activation cracks and leaked keys.
     
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