Win 8.1 Pro (ms toolkit) upgrade = activated?

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  1. Dalamar

    Dalamar MDL Novice

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    Just wondering if this would have the hardware activation triggered, or if I'd have to continue using kms activation...
     
  2. DEBKOL35

    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    kms activation ... I guess
     
  3. Dalamar

    Dalamar MDL Novice

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    Do you know for sure though? Has anyone tried?
     
  4. DEBKOL35

    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    I was using 8.1 Ent with Pico KMS activator ... upgraded to 10 ent. I had to use Pico again to activate win 10

    updrage from Win 7 with Daz loader ...it will give you permanent activation
     
  5. Dalamar

    Dalamar MDL Novice

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    I'm using Pro with MS Toolkit though.
     
  6. 2574

    2574 MDL Junior Member

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    Enterprise requires KMS; Windows 10 Pro can use KMS or hardware activation. So yes, Pro with MS toolkit, activated, then upgrade to 10 and you'll be hardware activated. Clean install afterwards, skip all key entry prompts and you'll automatically be activated.
     
  7. Dalamar

    Dalamar MDL Novice

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    Thanks, just wanted to be sure.
     
  8. skryabin

    skryabin MDL Novice

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    if you're going to upgrade soon let us know the result
    Everyone is saying that you need to upgrade from a "dazzed" windows to maintain activation and we have many doubts in case you used something different from daz, like for example the toolkit.
     
  9. s1ave77

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  10. aquarius84

    aquarius84 MDL Junior Member

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    Really?? Is that true??

    So if I install Windows 7 Professional (on my Vista notebook), the activate it with Daz, and then upgrade it to Windows 10, I will get a permanent activation??
     
  11. DoctorZ

    DoctorZ MDL Novice

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    yes its true.
     
  12. Evil ZeR0

    Evil ZeR0 MDL Novice

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    i just did an upgrade from 8.1 activated by toolkit to windows 10 and it went fine and windows says its activated.
     
  13. Dunge

    Dunge MDL Novice

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    What are you guys upgrading with? The download from this link: microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 ?
    I have 8.1 Pro KMSPico and want to upgrade. What about the cdkey, do we need to enter something during the upgrade process?
     
  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Only the path to your pron library once at start :D.

    OK, serious now. No need to enter anything, Skip all key prompts.
     
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  15. digomd

    digomd MDL Novice

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    Would it work just the same by either upgrading via Windows Update or the ISO (upgrade path, not clean install)? I opened a topic about this question about an hour ago, 'cause I hadn't seen this one.
     
  16. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    @ digomd

    AGAIN: After you upgraded once from within a legit system, your HWID was bound to the Win 10 license.

    Afterwards you can upgrade the predessor again (WU or ISO), what would be nonsense though, or perform a Fresh Install.

    NOTE: Upgrade is always bitchy, so after the initial one, better Reset or install fresh, if you need to re-do your system.
     
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  17. digomd

    digomd MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply!
    It seems that I'll have to wait then, because I haven't "upgraded once" (or at all) yet, and all I have now is a MS Toolkit activated Windows 8.1 (thus not legit) with that GWX app that still shows me the "Notify me when it's ready" button and the ISO. Thank you for your info, though!
     
  18. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You can still opt for starting this manually via ISO. That GWX nonsense is only annoying, but not mandatory :D.
     
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  19. digomd

    digomd MDL Novice

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    Ohh, that's even better! Ill give it a try.. If it goes wrong I think I'm going to install windows 7 and follow the Daz Loader way, just to be sure about activation.. But lets see...

    Thanks! :)
     
  20. digomd

    digomd MDL Novice

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    Ok, so, just to give a feedback, it worked perfectly! I downloaded W10 witht he download tool, saved as an ISO, mounted it on W8 and updated. Boom! Activated.

    Haven't done a clean install yet though.

    Thanks a lot!