Why Setupbox not accept my keys Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by GNMilasi, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. GNMilasi

    GNMilasi MDL Novice

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    Hi everybody!

    Every time I enter my two keys of Windows 8, the file Setupbox not accept my keys and tells me they are not valid!

    And I'm sure they are valid since I have two PCs that came from the factory with Windows 8 and managed to install all available updates to Windows 8 via Windows Update!

    Can someone help me?

    Hugs!
     
  2. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Well if is says they are wrong then they are. A number of reasons comes to mind but first make sure you are spelling them correctly.
    Are you installing Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.0?
     
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  3. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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    You Windows 8 key will not work with 8.1 during setup, they will however work after setup is complete, so you need to use a generic key during setup and change it to yours after you log in
     
  4. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    Or use EI.cfg file
     
  5. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    even the generic keys stopped working. the will first be accepted by setupbox. but when it starts downloading, it would say cannot connect.
     
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  6. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    Assume you are trying to d/l the ISO... only retail keys work (even generated ones..)

    Your OEM keys are only valid for activation...(also don't think the generic key works on installation if using their ESD based ISO's either...) :(
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Er.....?! Hm, that's interesting: GNMilasi asked a question about the Key, fine, the answer from ricktendo64 came and ian82 explains the action done wouldn't work etc.!

    What did that mean? GNMilasi is newbie and that's his first post! ian82 send an reply to the answer of ricktendo64 which looks like that those reply is coming from that person who has the problem with the P-Key!

    And, is it just an coincidence that ian82 opened a new thread about an now un-activated Windows 8/8.1 here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/53358-Windows-suddenly-not-activated!-help?

    Or is ian82 using multiple member accounts on MDL? :rolleyes::eek::(o_O
     
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  8. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    DUDE, IAN is just his OEM name :roflmao: good observation man.

     
  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    They never worked in setupbox
    ricktendo64 refering to clean install
     
  10. GNMilasi

    GNMilasi MDL Novice

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    Many thanks to all members of the mdl to receive so well!

    It is not for nothing that this forum are the best in its category that I know!

    Thanks again to all who make the MDL Forum!

    My keys are Windows 8 and I'm trying to download Windows 8!

    I would have to download, in this case, Windows 8.1?

    I downloaded this forum ISO Windows 8.1 (MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X86.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT and MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT) files.

    The User Napalmguy quotes on a topic (Question about upgrading to WMC) on a trick to install, but does not mention the trick because the rules of the forum. Also the rules of the Forum, I can not even put images and links here!

    What do you advise me to do?

    Although I am of the days of Windows 3.11, I have no experience with Windows 8.1 and I need the help of the members of this forum!

    I hope all of you have understood my horrible english!

    Thank you all!
     
  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The Windows 8 Key will work for to activate Windows 8.1 but install! For installation of Windows 8.1 directly, you'll need the "Generic Product Key" which you could find in the Stickies. After the installation is don, you'll have an non activated Windows 8.1 and at this point you use your Windows 8 Key for to activate.

    Do that all first and after done, come back here for the next steps.
     
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  12. GNMilasi

    GNMilasi MDL Novice

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    #13 GNMilasi, Mar 26, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
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  13. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    You can't use OEM: DM keys to download Windows 8.x.

    :bruce_h4h:
     
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  14. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    they did work, that's how i once downloaded the Windows 8.1 Pro EN-UK but I never used it coz I don't want the UK version and want the US version so I deleted the ISO

    but at one point, the generic keys did work until MC blacklisted them :rolleyes:
     
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  15. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    I dont get it, just download the .iso from the repository or your preferred .magnet provider and move on, this forum is full of drama.
     
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  16. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    because he wants an updated ISO from Microsoft directly that has the GA updates incorporated. Mind your own business and don't bad mouth a valid user request :nono:
     
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  17. Aemsa

    Aemsa MDL Member

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    So now you're a mind reader, where in the thread the user says he wants an iso that includes the GA patches, he has key / setupbox issue, just that. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    He is not a mind reader, that OP is actually him under a different brand that is why lol
     
  19. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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