Windows 8.1: can I install it with AutoKMS and a legit product key in Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ponzonik, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. ponzonik

    ponzonik MDL Novice

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    #1 ponzonik, Oct 18, 2013
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    Hello. Some time ago I purchased the Windows 8 upgrade offer. I have a legitimate Windows 8 Media Center product key from MSFT. I don't remember exactly what problem I had upon the upgrade of Windows 7, but I do know that ended up using the Microsoft Toolkit for activation.

    I just ran the latest version (2.4.9) and it says that AutoKMS is installed, the channel is Retail and the product key is the legit one that I purchased from MSFT.

    Does anyone know if I can install Windows 8.1 from the store, or will I have trouble with the activation again?

    Thanks!

    (edit to be extra clear: I'm aware of the problems with the Microsoft Toolkit and 8.1. I just want to know if having AutoKMS installed in 8 will block the 8.1 store upgrade!)
     
  2. Super User

    Super User MDL Addicted

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    If your key is legit everything should be alright. You could also backup your Win8 activation in case something goes wrong.
     
  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Run slmgr.vbs /dlv & post the output.

    What is the point of using AutoKMS with retail key??

    :rolleyes:
     
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