Windows 8 Pro upgrade, clean install

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  1. asundrus

    asundrus MDL Member

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    #1 asundrus, Oct 16, 2013
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    Hi.

    Maybe my search-skills are poor, but I was wondering is, I have a Windows 8 Pro Upgrade, and I know I can activate it after doing a clean install using regedit, but will this "trick" work if I us an ISO with included updates?
     
  2. ljimbo

    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    #2 ljimbo, Oct 16, 2013
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    i cant see why it wouldnt work.. with my install i just had a bat file that i would run after installing
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    REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE /V MediaBootInstall /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F
    
    slmgr /rearm
    
    i kept a few other reg fixes in the same bat to make things easier.. but those are the 2 you need.. install then run that it will reboot and activate

    /edit run that as admin
     
  3. asundrus

    asundrus MDL Member

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    Thanks for the reply, so the reg and rearm lines, both can be added in the samme batfile?
     
  4. ljimbo

    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    Sure can 8)
     
  5. PaulDesmond

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  6. asundrus

    asundrus MDL Member

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    And this will work with the upgrade key which is in question?
     
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    shk12344 MDL Novice

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    You have to use proper "generic" key to clean install 8.1. Then once it's been installed, you can use your upgrade key to ACTIVATE the windows, preferably via phone.
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    see above. You don't have to install first and later bring in your key. it works from the beginning as I mentioned above. Simply overwrite the generic key with your genuine key, that simple
     
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  9. lifehags

    lifehags MDL Member

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    when i try to do it, it says it cant connecto_O