Win 8 pro retail and volume

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by zetitres, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. zetitres

    zetitres MDL Member

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    Think that I'm getting confused about the differences between an Iso retail and another Iso volume.
    To install an iso retail you need to enter a serial at the begining of the installation process. With this serial you have your installation validated and no need further action.
    To install an iso volume you need to enter a serial at the begining but after the installation has been completed you need to activate the installation with a kms server.
    Is above correct?. One more, Is the iso retail the same iso that the volume and according the serial entered at the begining is installing retail or volume?. Thanks a lot.:)
     
  2. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    The Retail ISO contains both, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Core Edition.
    The Pro VL ISO only Contains Windows 8 Pro VL.

    Also i think MediaCenter is not included in the ISO of the Pro VL. I looked inside the WIM File and the "ehome" files are missing, while they are in the Retails ISO.
    So maybe MediaCenter cannot be added in VL ISO Version.
     
  3. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    definitely no
     
  4. zetitres

    zetitres MDL Member

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    Ok. MediaCenter is not included in vl, then both iso's are different. Understood, thanks.