Win 8 Pro Legit

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by cyberbot, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    Hi guys,
    i've been looking arrond to have the 8.1 update for my win 8 Pro MAK activated machine,
    how ever it not showing up on the store,
    update KB2871389 is already installed, and all other updates are installed.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
    6,993
    7,146
    240
    any AV crap around?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    #4 cyberbot, Nov 15, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
    (OP)
    thank you guys,
    i've got some KMS keys too, are they for the updates?
    if i activate using the KMS, can i recieve this update?
     
  4. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    #5 pun, Nov 15, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
    You can actually stay with the MAK key for now. Automatic updates will work. However, only retail installs are allowed to upgrade to 8.1 through store. My advice would be to either get a retail license or look around for some ISOs in the repo which you can use to upgrade.
    If you have a KMS key, you can install it. What's the point though, since KMS requires reactivation every six months? I would advise you to stay with the MAK key instead.

    Cheers.
     
  5. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    thank you Pun,
    if i use a ISO to update i will lose the activation right ?
    i mean when windows will update from 8 to 8.1 i need to reactivate, and the keys are not accepted on 8.1 only on 8 !
     
  6. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    Yes, upgrading through ISO will require you to activate again. You need a new key (or activator *cough cough*) :rolleyes:
     
  7. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    Aren't Technet keys retail? This here should clear things up. There seems to be a general confusion over whether the Technet keys are MAK or retail.
     
  8. TheOldScout

    TheOldScout MDL Novice

    Nov 7, 2009
    48
    8
    0
    The Technet key would activate 10 installs, so I presumed it was MAK.
     
  9. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    Multiple Activation Retail Keys then? MARKs? :p This is new. :D
     
  10. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    449
    226
    10
    MSDN and Technet Retail keys are good for upto 10 activations. It's not a MAK key. May be he is talking about Windows 8 Enterprise MAK key which has 20 activations.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    the MAK key is for 10000 activation'.
    this atleast listed on the email we recieved from Microsoft.
     
  12. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    Irrespective of that, it's still a MAK. Technet and MSDN keys are, for all practical intents and purposes, retail. So... coming back to point: You still have to get that ISO.
     
  13. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

    Oct 7, 2010
    8,730
    6,677
    270
    or like our previous IT, we are sitting at over 15,000 activations for the upper office of an office suite that isn't being used there. Either big company or Big dummy. Our case is big dummy! lol
     
  14. kelorgo

    kelorgo MDL Addicted

    Oct 29, 2012
    838
    1,499
    30
    Yes. You entered the WMC key, which is a retail key, and that replaced the MAK key. The activation type of the system is therefore Retail, and is eligible for upgrade via Store. The only reason this works is because Microsoft didn't block the MAK -> WMC path, even though that's against the license.
     
  15. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    #17 cyberbot, Nov 16, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    (OP)
    in my case is big company :)
    i tried the MSDN iso and run it as update however have to reactivate and it lost the activation.
    the Win 8 Pro/EN key is not accepted on the 8.1 !

    trying to run the command slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    its comes with error !

    Code:
    0xc004e016 on a computer running microsoft windows non-core edition  run slui.exe 0x2a 0xc004e016 to display the error text'
    
     
  16. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    Of course it will give an error. You have tried to install a key for Windows 8 (which you are allowed to use) onto an install of Windows 8.1 (which you are not authorised to use). This would be like using a Toyota Corolla's key to enter a Prius. :p (Bad analogy but I hope you get my idea)
     
  17. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    470
    20
    10
    i do got your analogy :), let me guess are you a Toyota driver :)
    so there is no way of having Win 8.1 activated with our MAK keys?
    so the company will have no update to the 8.1 ?
    btw we dont drive Toyota at work :)
     
  18. pun

    pun MDL Senior Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    465
    188
    10
    #20 pun, Nov 16, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013