Windows 8 aio and OEM Activation

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  1. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    hi all! Can you help me? Yes? Thx!

    on work I need to do the pure windows 8(SL and Pro) with automatically detects the OEM: DM key. And i make Windows 8 AIO from mdsn pro and CoreSingleLanguage (x86x64), add ei.cfg ([Channel]OEM). All good, i copy aio to usb-flash, boot usb uefi (on notebook with oem windows 8 sl), choose 8 sl, install, but in the end install, windows ask me key.

    why automatically not detects the OEM: DM key?

    ps. when i deleted ei.cfg and in start instaling appeared window with error about impossible to find a key.

    psps Sorry my english, help me russian)
     
  2. pisthai

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    OEM Keys are in the BIOS of the computer and that only if that computer was delivered with Factory installed Windows 8. You could not use the Key on any other computer.
     
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  3. Humphrey

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    #3 Humphrey, Jul 19, 2013
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    If you indeed have a OEM key in your bios MSDM tables then you should be able to install correctly.

    Use this program: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/30363 to check what the key is in the MSDM table and then this tool: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/20816 to check what the edition the key is for.

    Code:
    imagex /flags "Ultimate"
    
    /flags "EditionID"
    The /flags  value is required if you are going to re-deploy a custom Install.wim  with Windows Setup. 
    The straight quotation marks are required. This flag  is not required if you deploy the image, by using ImageX. Valid  EditionID values include:       
    Core
    CoreSingleLanguage 
    Professional
    
    Here is the info from a Windows 8 ISO (MSDN):
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    Image Index: 1
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    Name:        Windows 8 Pro
    Description:    Windows 8 Pro
    Flags:        Professional
    Files:        81050
    Folders:        17732
    Expanded Size:    11951 MB
    
    Image Index: 2
    -------------------
    Name:        Windows 8
    Description:    Windows 8
    Flags:        Core
    Files:        80376
    Folders:        17610
    Expanded Size:    11889 MB
    Here is the info from a copy that i have of Core Single Language:
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    Image Index: 1
    -------------------
    Name:        Windows 8
    Files:        80477
    Folders:        17629
    Expanded Size:    11895 MB
    
    
    As you can see, the flag is missing so I am not sure there but I found post on MDL that have a flag for CoreSL set so you might want to do that.

    You need to be installing the correct edition to match your key, Core will not work with Core SingleLanguage.

    Also, if you have Windows 8 Core Single Language x32(x86) then you should upload it for us here at MDL! :worthy:
     
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  4. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    you not understand me. i know what edition of Windows i must install and when i install,for example, windows 8 sl on notebook(where Factory installed Windows 8 Sl) with original install.wim than all ok(automatically detects the OEM: DM key and then activate)
    when i add to orig. install.wim windows 8 pro and ei.cfg(or not) i get error("automatically not detects the OEM: DM key" or "in start instaling appeared window with error about impossible to find a key")

    i can upload
    Windows 8 Core Single Language x32(x86), but its RU Language ) where i must upload? if need


     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Your Key is only good for that version it came for! If Core, then Core, if Core SL then Core SL, noting else!

    If you ad Pro to it, you'll have to have the pro Key as well or you have to bypass the OEM Activation as explained in some thread here at MDL!
     
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  6. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    #6 Alrail, Jul 19, 2013
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    we speak about miscellaneous. i need create windows 8 aio (with sl and pro), where when i choose(if have ei.cfg) "that version it came for" then automatically detects the OEM: DM key. Understand me?

    example, i have notebook with factory windows 8 pro(OEM: DM key), i boot windows 8 aio , choose windows 8 pro (in dialog of version windows), installer detect key in rom and install windows.
     
  7. Humphrey

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    #7 Humphrey, Jul 19, 2013
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  8. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    #8 Alrail, Jul 19, 2013
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    :wallbash:of course i use "Imagex" to add)) and get error(see 1 post)))


    Humphrey, i know how create windows 8 aio))
     
  9. BTOR

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    Check PM and report back.
     
  10. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    thx, i can check this only after sunday.

    i can not add link to Windows 8 Core Single Language x32(x86), need more 20 post)
     
  11. Tito

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    You can distort the link.

    ;)
     
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  12. BTOR

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    can post it as hXXp://website.com
     
  13. Alrail

    Alrail MDL Novice

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    #13 Alrail, Jul 19, 2013
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    hxxps://mega.co.nz/#!LghzBBBD!EJFCe1FmyesuTBkyLfLOoxL2y5E-oJB4C5CVuzGXln4

    after a while I will be able to upload win pro oem x64/86 ru, if need)
     
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  16. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If you know everything, then I wonder why you came here and ask for help!

    Fact is that you want to use an OEM AND an Retail Version in the same AiO! Or am I wrong? If so than your explanation about you want to use on what machine, is wrong!
    • You have an legit OEM Version which came with your Laptop from Manufacturer;
    • that Laptop has an OEM Version with OEM Key pre-installed and the Product Key is in MSDN table of BIOS;
    • you want to create an Installation ISO (USB or DVD) as All in One for to install that OEM Version which is kind Core and also an Pro Version which would be retail;
    • or you also would like to place an Pro OEM Version in that AiO;
    Am I right so far?

    I'm not sure you could mix OEM and Retail in the same AiO, instead you could use 2 different install.wim files, if that is possible! And you'll need to use an special ei.cfg file because for one installation the OEM Key should be fount automatic and for the other version (Pro) you'll need to have to key in that Pro Product Key.

    Now sit down and start thinking again what you really want to do and start checking on the Internet, include Microsoft, that's possible. For me it seems that you have problem with that mix of the 2 versions: OEM and Pro!
     
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    #17 EFA11, Jul 19, 2013
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    This is from the torrent if anyone is interested.

    Code:
    FILE:   HRM_CSLA_X86FREO_RU-RU_DV5.ISO
    SIZE:   2.32 GB (2,496,397,312 bytes)
    CRC32:  0AF13EDA
    MD5:    AA7378DA95BFC4A630AC77E0391034C3
    SHA-1:  4B2CCF4ADA4C5BF6D9E5C10730A6540C6FFC0608
    
     
  18. Humphrey

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    #18 Humphrey, Jul 19, 2013
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  20. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    <- already 90% into the download :p
     
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