win 8 to Win 8 EN

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  1. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    Dear all,
    is there is a possibility to update from Win 8 to win 8 Ent ?
    i do have the keys MAK legit keys
    the Notebook Version i have is OEM HP
     
  2. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    only fresh install dude unless you give us MAK keys:vertag:
     
  3. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i am using HP Envy Sleekbook 4PC no DVD player, and can't use usb, just UEEFI!
    any suggestions?
     
  4. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You can upgrade from 8 to 8.1 but you need to have a Genuine MAK / KMS Key for 8.1 Enterprise. Because W8 MAK key won't work with 8.1 Enterprise.

    Thanks
     
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  5. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    thank you,
    i am going to reformate the Disk,
    is it possible to add En to the ei.cfg ?
    you telling me the MAK keys i have are not going to work with 8.1 ?
    even later i will not recieve the 8.1 upates after the release?
     
  6. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    The question was 8 to 8 enterprise not 8 to 8.1 enterprise. :eek:
     
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  7. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    thanks mate :)
    yes of course the MAK key i have is for EN not 8,
    but i see i need to reformat the HDD to get this working,
     
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    :g: What is he trying to say?? Can't use USB, can only use UEFI??? :confused:
     
  9. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    exactly,
    my sleekbook is SSD and programmed to use just UEFI, how can i update to Pro or EN ?
    i've done it in the past using WMC Key, but my laptop crashed and had to reinstall, and of course the Pre-OS was Win 8

    thank you so much
     
  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Use the generic retail key of Pro in 'Add features to Windows 8' wizard & upgrade to Pro. Then use your MAK & activate.

    To upgrade to Enterprise, you need to use something like this.
     
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  11. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i Love you so much Tito :) will try it and get back to you !
    note : my notebook doesn't have DVD player, and won't boot from usb, so will see if the updater will help to do all online
     
  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    It only boot from Windows 8.x bootable USBs.

    :D
     
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  13. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    i can disable the legacy mode so it will boot using win 8.X usb and leave it do the job!
    i think i will install win 8 En or Pr and wait for the Real 8.1 release !
     
  14. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    FYI, the leaked 8.1 is none but 'real'.

    If you want to use your existing key in UEFI then see here.
     
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  15. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    #15 cyberbot, Oct 9, 2013
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    thank you so much Tito, this the reason why i love you,
    i will install the 8.1 now and will get back with the result.

    i managed to have the update fine but the problem now is it won't let me add the MAK key asking me to run the slui.exe when i did it didnt accept the key
    is there is another way of adding the key ?
     
  16. MSDNAA

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    What is your installation source for Enterprise 8 ? You are saying that you have a MAK key from where you obtained (do remember most of the leaked keys are blocked by Microsoft). Never try to use it.
     
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  17. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    the MAK key is a company Ent key which is valid !
    i just notice those Valid MAK keys are not working with Win 8.1 only with 8
    i activated couple of them, probably need to wait for the official release of windows 8.1 so those MAK keys will works !
     
  18. MSDNAA

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    What type of VLSC Agreement your company has? Open/Open Value/Select Plus/SPLA/Enterprise/Government/Select 6, If you have access to VLSC and active agreement for Windows 8 License then you will be able to see Windows 8.1 MAK/KMS Keys from the Relationship Summary->Product Keys. Just go and grab it. The official release has nothing to do with it, if you don't have 8.1 Keys you can't do anything.

    Cheez
     
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  19. cyberbot

    cyberbot MDL Senior Member

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    my company is Enterprise ( 50 000 Worker) i do have both MAK and KMS, as i mentioned early it 8.1 activation methode and we already spoke to MS,
    MS said the official release will fix this matter and we will be able to use our MAK keys for EN/Pro activation !
     
  20. MSDNAA

    MSDNAA MDL Senior Member

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    You are not being clear with your wordings / willing to understand what I am saying. Read the below and reply accordingly.

    Alright then your agreement Level would be "Select Plus" / "Enterprise 6" since you have more than 50K employees. As i already said that if you have VLSC Access you can get the 8.1 MAK/KMS Keys. Also, Windows 8 MAK/KMS Key won't work with 8.1 that's why they are providing 8.1 Key for active VLSC Agreement holders especially if you have VLSC Agreement w/ Software Assurance. I don't think that you can use the 8 MAK key w/ 8.1 please confirm that once again w/ Microsoft VLSC Support.

    Thanks
     
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