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

    Nov 20, 2009
    #1 ponzonik, Oct 18, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013
    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?


    (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

    Jun 26, 2012
    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
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Run slmgr.vbs /dlv & post the output.

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

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