windows 8.1 activation help

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  1. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    i have a activated windows 8 pro wmc pc that was activated with free wmc key so I want to upgrade 8.1 rtm now ..how to activate any way?any idea ?activation backup(spp) work?
     
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  2. Kynyo

    Kynyo MDL Novice

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    Advanced Tokens Manager isn't updated yet for Windows 8.1!

    We have to wait!
     
  3. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Only way is activating on known methods, but without WMC.
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Phone activation works in some extend!
     
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  5. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    spp folder copy work ?
     
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  6. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Nope,It won't work
     
  7. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    no activaton kms yet?
     
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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Definitly a NO so far.
     
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  9. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    ok any idea's?
     
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  10. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    I have an idea...
     
  11. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    scret then pm me
     
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  12. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    Well, you're certainly a sekreet, but that was not the idea I had in mind.
     
  13. bulldog147

    bulldog147 MDL Member

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    The only way is to activated is here:

    From within Windows 8.1

    Created a new folder

    c:\wmc
    within this folder i created a further folder called "MOUNT"
    copied the install.wim file into the c:\wmc folder

    I then mounted the original windows 8.1 iso

    To f: (virtual dvd drive)

    Then i Opened a command prompt (admin)

    copied and paste this command to mount the image:

    DISM /Mount-Wim /WimFile:c:\WMC\install.wim /index:1 /MountDir:c:\WMC\mount

    Copied and paste this command to enable netframework 3.5:

    Dism /image:c:\wmc\mount /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFx3 /All /Source:f:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess

    Copied and paste this command to enable Windows Media Centre:

    Dism /Image:c:\wmc\mount /Get-TargetEditions
    Dism /Image:c:\wmc\mount /Set-Edition:professionalWMC

    Manually copied my tokens.dat & data.dat files to: (I copy both tokens.dat and data.dat from my activated copy of windows 8 pro rtm with technet key & free media center key last year)

    c:\WMC\mount\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0

    copy and paste this command to injecy my Free WMC key:

    Dism /image:c:\wmc\mount /set-productkey:*****-*****-*****-*****-*****

    nb *** replace with your key.

    Copy and Paste this command to commit the changes made:

    Dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\wmc\mount /commit

    imagex.exe /flags "ProfessionalWMC" /info c:\WMC\install.wim 1 "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center" "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center"

    Open up windows 8.1 pro with media center iso with ultral iso and go to sources and copy or drag the file "EI.CFG" (you will find it
    from windows 7 on my digital life forum) and save it. Burn ISO to USB stick (you need at least 4GB) I use 8GB stick.

    Finally, (make sure u disconnection everything wifi, ethernet as u don't need it until installed is completed.

    installing windows 8 on your pc, choose windows 8.1 pro with media center and click next to accept agreement terms,
    it will continue installing on your pc and windows will be let's start to desktop. Check system information. It activated!
    It won't ask you for any product key. You now have a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 pro with media center on your pc that it already activated.
    No need to phone Microsoft or online to activated. It including working Net Framework 3.5 as well.

    Enjoy it.

    For EI.CFG (open up with notepad and make sure it had the correct line below or otherwise it won't work):

    [Channel]
    Retail

    [VL]
    0
     
  14. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    #14 NICK@NUMBER11, Sep 1, 2013
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    i see you liked and followed my method...
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...s-8-activation?p=796987&viewfull=1#post796987

    however i see that you have used your old data files...
    :biggrin:


     
  15. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    #15 donsr, Sep 1, 2013
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    @bulldog147

    More advanced is work ?
     
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  16. donsr

    donsr MDL Member

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    activated vai phone
     
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