win8.1 can be activated using win8 or win8 pro retail key :)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by god_paul, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. god_paul

    god_paul MDL Novice

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    See picture:)
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    and also, win8.1 appears to be RC edition (Release to Candidate) prior to RTM soon :)
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  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    so?

    the default key is good enough.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep...exactly my thoughts :D. Don´t believe this will disarm the timebomb.
     
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  4. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    OP should type SLMGR /DLV and see what the expiration date is. mine is 1/15/14 or thereabouts.
     
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  5. DoCi

    DoCi MDL Novice

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    #5 DoCi, Jun 27, 2013
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    Great but watermark still appear.. I removed it with MyWCP Watermark Editor.
     
  6. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    You mean,fully removed watermark?
     
  7. DoCi

    DoCi MDL Novice

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    Yeah, "Windows 8.1 Pro Preview Evaluation copy. Build 9431"
     
  8. nerom86

    nerom86 MDL Novice

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    if you want to remove the watermark manually the files you need to edit are

    C:\Windows\System32\en-US\shell32.dll.mui (2070/1033 String)

    and

    C:\Windows\Branding\Basebrd\en-US\basebrd.dll.mui (here i dont remember but it is easy to find as it contains only 4 strings)

    enjoy :)

    Now im just searching for a selfmade way to remove the bettafish