WMC Key on different install on same machine

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Gfnn, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Gfnn

    Gfnn MDL Novice

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    One year ago I installed and KMS-activated a copy of Win8 Pro, then I upgraded it to WMC using a free WMC key.
    Now I have a legit retail key of Windows 8 and I successfully used it to activate a fresh install of of Windows 8.1.
    My question is: can I upgrade to 8.1 WMC using the same key or has it got tied to the old KMS activation?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    - If you enter the WMC key activated on same machine, it will activate by itself when on-line.
    - If on different machine, e.g. you got the key from web, phone activate, because free WMC key is bundled to the machine it activated.
     
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  3. Gfnn

    Gfnn MDL Novice

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    The WMC key was activated on the same machine, but the Win8 key is different.
    Thanks! :)
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Then it's ok you don't have to worry ;)
     
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  5. Gfnn

    Gfnn MDL Novice

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    Just completed the upgrade.

    Everything is OK, Windows activated just fine. :)
     
  6. Noctophrenia

    Noctophrenia MDL Novice

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    I'd like to climb in here as I'm having a tough time finding and answer. I have a KMS activated (done on local virtual machine) Windows 8.1 / Office 2013 install. I'd like to add WMC which I had three free keys for but none worked as I've gone through too many machines with them.

    Can I just install WMC offline and re-activate with the new KMS tools? I might just try this anyway and get back to you on the results as I don't think I can hose my original install in anyway.