Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by HumansCan'tBeTrusted, Jun 28, 2013.
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I am able to use my existing local account, I'm not connected to internet during the whole setup process..
You used iso or updated via store?
When MS account is failing during Setup, option for local account is offered .
Using an ISO to setup without internet connection allows you to use a local account for installation.
s1ave77 beat me lol
Thanks for information! Added to FAQ.
For me it worked to enter fake data, then error text appeared with embedded hyperlink to create local account. No need to go offline here.
Thanks, looks like this part of FAQ is now solved. What about those WMC keys which Microsoft was giving away, they work?
1. You can definitely use a local account, either on installation or after installation in Computer Management, the catch is you can't use Store with local accounts.
2. Add WMC with the WCP-add-WMC key, a member has posted about it somewhere.
edit: found it: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...Q-amp-A/page16?p=768425&viewfull=1#post768425
3. I guess not too many people has 3D printers.
But I'm sure many wants one.
not me. All my weapons are made of solid steel
Well, those plastic guns would work at least for bank robbing.
Not shure how they will solve this in RTM, but now if you upgrade Win 8 Pro with Media Center, it will become Win 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center. Interestingly there is no Watermark, i just realized.
I can confirm using this post, WMC will activate. I have tried MTK and also a couple of my own WMC keys without success though.
still have watermark here.
And what about activation then?
Upgrade or fresh install? Tested both and only the upgrade has no watermark .
System became activated immediately after the upgrade.
Using add features from "system" screen. Tried my key and MTK, wouldn't work. MTK just sat there doing nothing. Enter the new key in (from the post linked above) "change product key" and activated. But still watermarked after reboot.
For ever or limited time?
What i meant was, did you upgrade to Preview or installed it freshly?
Still timebombed .