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#16 Javik

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 00:50

You can also allow it to accept an upgrade key during OOBE if you place an ei.cfg in the /sources folder with the following information:

 

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#17 Joni_78

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 20:34

Sure you can do that, but you need to enter the generic key on installation because it won't accept win8 keys, after installation enter your win8 key and activate - or - add a EI.cfg file to the ISO sources folder, then it won't ask for key on installation (I think it involves more work, unless you think of frequent re-installs).

 

Why did they do that? Why not allow us to do a clean install?



#18 OP FaiKee

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 22:22

Why did they do that? Why not allow us to do a clean install?

LOL, beats me. :laugh:



#19 OP FaiKee

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:39

To-day's Neowin News has quoted a blog from ZDNet

 

http://www.neowin.ne...-get-windows-81

 

But it seems MJF had not read deep enough in the MSDN blog, 

 

http://blogs.msdn.co...ndex=4#comments

 

Because Steve Guggenheimer had made a reply in the comments section which I guess many people would be interested to know:

 

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#20 Gotenks98

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 16:43

I never got this to work for me in 8.0. When I did the install it wouldnt take the key during the setup nor would it take the key post setup.



#21 Gotenks98

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 16:45

Sure you can do that, but you need to enter the generic key on installation because it won't accept win8 keys, after installation enter your win8 key and activate - or - add a EI.cfg file to the ISO sources folder, then it won't ask for key on installation (I think it involves more work, unless you think of frequent re-installs).

Has MS posted what the generic keys are for this yet?



#22 OP FaiKee

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 00:37

Has MS posted what the generic keys are for this yet?

I don't know, but if you google windows 8.1 generic key, it's all over the web, make sure you use the correct key "Pro" or "Core".