Windows 8 AR single language

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  1. HittingSmoke

    HittingSmoke MDL Novice

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    I'm looking for ar_windows_8_x64_dvd_915454.iso SHA1:9FD5418450EC666E414CD598FD4609E995C32B60. I have an Arabic OEM key and it will not activate anything but the single language version. The Windows 8 media creator will also not work with it.

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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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  3. HittingSmoke

    HittingSmoke MDL Novice

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    I was under the impression a Win 8 key will not activate an 8.1 install at all, even via phone activation?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #4 s1ave77, Aug 24, 2014
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    Nope, keys are still valid. Only limitation is that Win 8.1 won't gather the key from BIOS/UEFI automatically. Only exception are MAKs (and gVLKs) :cool2:.
     
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  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    ... as well as the GVLKs.
     
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  6. Ultra Male

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    no it will just perfectly

    the only difference is, during setup, when prompted to enter your key, do not enter your REAL windows 8 Single Language key, instead, you need to enter the `Windows 8.1 single Language Default Installation key. that's not a real key that you can activate Windows with, it's simply for installation then when you are in windows use your real key to activate over the internet, you don't even need to call it'll work
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    If the ESDs are used there's fortunately no need to enter keys at setup, abbodi1406s script creates an ei.cfg file :good3:.
     
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