Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center to Windows 8.1 Final

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  1. conan.195114

    conan.195114 MDL Novice

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    #1 conan.195114, Nov 17, 2013
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    Please help me. My problem and events that happened are stated below:

    At the beginning, I have Windows 8 Pro
    Then I added features using a generic key I got somewhere
    Then I used the Microsoft Toolkit that KMS activated that copy of Windows
    So the copy of Windows 8 I got back then is labeled as "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center"
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    Windows 8.1 Preview came up and I am so curious so I tried it.
    Since I figured that I need to start fresh...
    I reformatted my PC and used the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO provided from their website
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    So I used the key from their website and successfully installed.
    I noticed that there's an "Add features to Windows 8" button in the control panel.
    So I used that generic key I got somewhere and I used the Microsoft Toolkit again.
    So the copy of Windows 8 I have now is "Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center"
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    So the real question is...
    How can I upgrade to the final version of Windows 8.
    I can't seem to figure it out on my own.
    Is there a way to download it through the store?
    Or will I reformat and need to get back to Windows 8 and then upgrade through the store.
    Or is there any other way?


    Please help me. My Windows is time-bombed. Thanks very much

    Edit: I will try to download an ISO of Windows 8.1 and edit its "cvversion.ini" and upgrade. And I will try that KMSPico thread I've read about having successfully activated 8.1. Will that work?
     
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  3. conan.195114

    conan.195114 MDL Novice

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    I'll try that and report if succesful.
    Thnaks for the reply.

    But I got to use the RTM version because it is said that VL versions are not upgradable to WMC.
    And I need that WMC for some reasons.
    Any additional comments about that?
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    RTM = core / pro / VL / enterprise just for your information.
    If you need WMC you only can install pro and ad the feature. Activation then must be done by using a genuine key and cannot be done using KMS
     
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  5. conan.195114

    conan.195114 MDL Novice

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    Sorry, I meant retail not rtm.
    VL versions cannot be upgraded to wmc
    but rtm versions can be upgraded to wmc and then converted to vl via KMS activation.
    or so that's what I read...
     
  6. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    don't use the term RTM because all versions beyond preview are RTMs.
    You can install a retail pro version using a generic VL key to be on the volume channel. Then you can activate KMS but you cannot run WMC on this version
     
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  7. dorsh83

    dorsh83 MDL Novice

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    download windows 8.1 prowmc already build in and activate it using kmspico, AutoKMS_VL_ALL or whatever tool u like.. link pm ;)