Windows 8.1 says my key in invalid

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vincentw56, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    So installed Windows 8.1 by doing an upgrade and when I try to enter my new product key, it tells me it is invalid. The key I have is from MSDN and it worked fine on Windows 8. I've tried doing it both through the GUI and command prompt. Any suggestions?
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    In case one wants help, it´s recommended to give as much info as possible so people can help :D

    Did that message appear when you try to activate online?

    NOTE: This is still no official Release :cool2:.
     
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  3. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    As I stated, I cannot even enter my key to activate. It just tells me it is invalid. Since I cannot enter my key, I cannot activate. I don't know how much more information I can give.

    I know this isn't an official release.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    is it enterprise?
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Silly me...sorry for disturbing and bothering you with ridiculous questions...will cease this asap :cool2:.
     
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  6. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Just reinstall Windows .THE same isuue I had and that was my solution.Take care for system partition,that with 350 GB before reinstall Windows format it.
     
  7. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    Use other product key or wait October 18 for 8.1 product keys.
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Little confusion...:hmm:, would guess you mean MB here :D.
     
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  9. dippyweb

    dippyweb MDL Member

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    i activated win 8.1 pro with windows 8 pro MSDN key online ;) works like a charm :)
     
  10. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    you tried upgrading from which edition to which edition?
     
  11. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    Great, Thanks!
     
  12. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    It is Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro.
     
  13. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    Yuck, I was hopping I wouldn't have to do that. I will wait a little before attempting doing that, but if that is my only solution, I guess I will have to.
     
  14. vincentw56

    vincentw56 MDL Novice

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    Pro to Pro.
     
  15. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    My guess, version conflict.
     
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  16. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    you could have replied to each one of us in a single post via multi quote [ the symbol witha plus sign in the right bottom conner of each post ]

    ok now if you are installing / upgrading from a activated win 8 pro to win 8.1 pro what is the new key all about? you should have just upgraded, did you change the key at any point of time?
     
  17. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    One other possibility, MSDN/Technet keys now expire with the subscription (Technet at least). Could the key have expired?
     
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  18. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    Definitely NO :D
     
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  19. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Are you saying MSDN don't expire?
     
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  20. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    lol .. I never faced expired ones
     
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