Windows 8.1 + WMC Creation and Activation Guide

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  1. Krutonium

    Krutonium MDL Senior Member

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    #1 Krutonium, Aug 29, 2013
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    Pre-Requesites:
    ImageX
    Windows 8.1 RTM ISO
    Windows 8 Installed

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    On your C: drive, make a folder called Win81WMC, and inside of that, put your Install.Wim and ImageX (If not in system dir), and create a folder called "Mount"

    Then run the following code:

    Code:
    Dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\win81\install.wim /index:3 /mountdir:C:\win81\mount
    
    Dism /Image:C:\win81\mount /Get-TargetEditions
    
    Dism /Image:C:\win81\mount /Set-Edition:ProfessionalWMC
    
    Dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:\win81\mount /commit
    
    imagex /flags "ProfessionalWMC" /info C:\win81\install.wim 3 "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center" "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center"
    

    Then rebuild your ISO and Install!

    Your Windows 8.1 Key should be accepted during installation and it will install.

    I recommend you activate over the phone, but truthfully, I don't think it matters.

    EDIT:If you're using the WZT ISO, change the index number to 1, not 3!


     
  2. Enigma256

    Enigma256 MDL Senior Member

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    You know, the "Dism /Image:C:\win81\mount /Get-TargetEditions" is unnecessary. You don't need it. At all. It's useful only if you forget what edition name to use for Set-Edition.
     
  3. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You need to use the dism from 8.1 preview or rtm for this.
    It will lag and error out if you try to set-edition prowmc from 8.0
     
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  4. littlecx

    littlecx MDL Novice

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    any way including keepinf office 2013 activated in win8 pro?
     
  5. Fraggy

    Fraggy MDL Addicted

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    You have a KMS installation; yet you try to activate with retail key. You need a KMS-activator to activate (not released yet!) :)
     
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  6. srisan

    srisan MDL Member

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    thi thread help to instal win 8.1 pro wmc directly ( so we can skip win 8 pro we dnt need to wait fr kms ) we can wmc key activate by phone but i failed at first step help me ?
     
  7. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

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    please, excuse my stupid question :eek: but where is this "ImageX"?
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You need to install the adk for 8.1 beta on Preview build or later.
     
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  9. srisan

    srisan MDL Member

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    that mount folder optional fr imagex? those cmds not specific find path cming
     
  10. Heidegger

    Heidegger MDL Member

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    There are only 2 indexes in the install.wim. /index:3 gives error. :confused:
     
  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I'm going to aio all these leaks later on TPB, but right now I'm doing svf patches for people so they only have to download one version and the patches rather than all full versions.
    Should help the ppl who can't do torrents well
     
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  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep...the CoreSL/Core/Pro Frankenbuild had 3 indices. A normal Retail ISO has 2, Pro as index 1 and Core as index 2.
     
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  13. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #16 s1ave77, Aug 29, 2013
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    Yeah...while creating a ProfessionalWMC edition WIM i attempted to enable .NET 3.5 in the mounted WIM ... and BINGO!

    Code:
    ======================================================================================
                                    Enabling .NET 3.5 in:
                                    c:\win8\mount
    ======================================================================================
    
    
    [P]proceed or kip ?: P
    
    Default:
    Values: Path to mounted ISO 'X'
    
    Set Path to ISO >d
    
    
    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.3.9431.0
    
    Image Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    
    Enabling feature(s)
    [==========================100.0%==========================]
    The operation completed successfully.
    
    Press any key to continue . . .
     
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  14. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    I'm certain we'll have the same case where WZT != MSDN, and a tiny patch can fix it.

    WZT had some tiny tag in the ISO somehow, which was NULL in MSDN, but the WZT for Windows 8 was 100% untouched RTM.

    I want them to hurry up and release VS 2013 RTM, Microsoft really screwed up by taking their awful position in the app store, then requiring all apps/don't know what else, to change for Windows 8.1, then they deprive MSDN (developers) of RTM before GA, then they don't have the new VS 2013 out.

    So basically devs in the unfortunate position of making Windows 8 apps, have to remake them for Windows 8.1, AND the best they have is the old ass Windows 8.1 Preview which is buggy as hell (made my laptop overheat 6 times a day), with no assurance that nothing will change/break, and no new tools to make the app (I'm sure VS 2013 would have new tools for Modern App development).

    Not that I make Modern Apps, but MS is really screwing the people who do, otherwise nothing is wrong with VS 2012 if you make normal apps (the VS 2010/Blue theme for 2012 is not bad, unlike the ugly pseudo-metro grey in the other themes)
     
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  15. Cobra91151

    Cobra91151 MDL Member

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    Not activate but install WMC on not activated Pro(without activation Pro).And then you must activate Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center (retail key).
     
  16. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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