Windows 8.1 FAQ

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  1. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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  2. Silvermaine

    Silvermaine MDL Novice

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    I am able to use my existing local account, I'm not connected to internet during the whole setup process..
     
  3. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    You used iso or updated via store?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    When MS account is failing during Setup, option for local account is offered :D.
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Using an ISO to setup without internet connection allows you to use a local account for installation.

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    s1ave77 beat me lol
     
  6. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    Thanks for information! Added to FAQ.
     
  7. Silvermaine

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  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    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.
     
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  9. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    Thanks, looks like this part of FAQ is now solved. What about those WMC keys which Microsoft was giving away, they work?
     
  10. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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  11. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    But I'm sure many wants one. :D
     
  12. PaulDesmond

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    not me. All my weapons are made of solid steel :D
     
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  13. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    Well, those plastic guns would work at least for bank robbing. :D
     
  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    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.
     
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  15. EFA11

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    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.

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    still have watermark here.
     
  16. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    And what about activation then?
     
  17. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Upgrade or fresh install? Tested both and only the upgrade has no watermark :hmm:.

    System became activated immediately after the upgrade.
     
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  18. EFA11

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    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.
     
  19. HumansCan'tBeTrusted

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    For ever or limited time?
     
  20. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    What i meant was, did you upgrade to Preview or installed it freshly?

    Still timebombed :D.
     
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