Windows 8.1 Pro WMC: Switch from x86 to x64

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ShyGuy, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. ShyGuy

    ShyGuy MDL Novice

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    Hello.

    I have a question for the experts gathered here.
    Is it possible to switch from an x86- to an x64-installation without losing my activation? I activated two PCs years ago with the Windows 8 Pro -> KMS -> Free WMC Loophole. Now i need to switch to x64 because more and more programs need it.

    Thank you..
     
  2. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

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    switching from x86 to x64 usually requires a clean install and re-activation
     
  3. ShyGuy

    ShyGuy MDL Novice

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    Would the following work?

    - Backup activation with "Advanced Tokens Manager"
    - Use the Windows 8.1 Pro WMC .esd to create an iso-Image
    - Install without entering a key (by adding an ei.cfg to the iso-image)
    - Restore activation in the new installation
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    When that doesn't work, use @abbodi1406 his KMS_VL_ALL v25 and use the scripts with autorenewal, so you don't have to run it every 45 days.