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I just tried to do it on another one in my office and it's not working. I purchased a new mobo-ram-cpu-ssd and plan to fresh install win8 with the upgrade key I purchased. Reply Martin Brinkmann January 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm # To find out if it is activated enter System on the start screen and select the only result. I'm running updates now and will try the workaround again, but just got to wondering if Microsoft changed something that prevents this from working now. his comment is here

Since I was not sure about the mother board & driver compatibility, I bought a Windows 7 Home Premium System Builder DVD ($99 at Amazon) and the $39 Windows 8 upgrade. But no, I have to use a registry hack I found on the internet. Then Sync Windows 10 with iOS for a Simpler Life More Posts Windows How to Play Pokémon GO from the Safety of Your Home Computer Android 5 Casual But Addictive Games Reply Anonymous October 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm # This was my experience with win 8 clean install, 1. http://www.ghacks.net/2012/10/27/windows-8-upgrade-clean-install-possible/

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One poster there stated that he too experienced that after a clean install and re-did it by re-installing the old OS, then running the upgrade. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.InformationAbout Contact Disclaimer Rss Feeds Privacy Policy DJE December 2, 2012 Tried it, and it worked just fine. I also have another question.

Reply Martin Brinkmann October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am # Great that it worked out for your client. All experienced and advanced users such as myself, all know you should always perform a clean install of a new OS. Reply BJ October 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm # 1. Windows 8 Anytime Upgrade Key Click on: Add Features to Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 uses its own unique product key. Hkey_local_machine/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/setup/oobe/ Thanks so much! Which do I use? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-windows_install/windows-8-pro-upgrade-product-key-cant-be-used-to/1726d238-98fb-4634-a468-04645a8ee097 You saved me precious time staying on Microsoft queue call line.

Reply Franki November 3, 2015 at 7:30 am # I ran into the same problem but thanks for your advice, it works. Mediabootinstall Turn it off, and you have… your Win RT tablet! It tell's me it's activated. Reply Anonymous March 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm # fantastic, saved me hours!!

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Ads by Google Step 2: Windows will ask for admin privileges to run the tool and open Windows Registry Editor once you confirm. http://www.guidingtech.com/16405/probable-fix-activating-windows-8-clean-install/ Reply Andy November 12, 2012 at 4:46 am # Worked great for me. Windows 8 Clean Install With Upgrade License Key Reply micah February 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm # this still worked great, they also wanted to sell me their $99 service Reply leroy February 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm # Clean Install Windows 8 Upgrade On New Hard Drive Image Credit: KniBaron on Flickr JOIN THE DISCUSSION (12 REPLIES) April 23, 2014 Chilobe Mwanza This is really good stuff, I have windows 8 but re-installing is always a pain because

Reply Oaks56 October 29, 2012 at 1:08 am # Anyone here know what to do if you're unable to change the desktop wallpaper or select a theme? http://pubdimensions.com/windows-8/windows-8-upgrade-installation-error.php it is indeed a beautiful piece of information. Reply bman February 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm # Woohoo it worked :) Thank you so much! Had to abort. Install Windows 8 Upgrade Without Previous Version

If this has been working, I'm a bit surprised. If Windows 10 does not activate even after detecting an active Internet Connection, restart and try again. I have now purchased 3 copy's of Windows 8 Pro. weblink I request a Product key for that free Win Media Center upgrade about 8 hours ago ....

Reply Frank November 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm # Looks like it worked for me. Mediabootinstall Missing I have not upgraded my PC in 6 years or so apart from the graphics card so I see that if I upgrade my hardware windows 8 will run nice, especially I installed Win8 expecting it to give me the option of inputting one of those keys, then the newly purchased Win8 key.

A different version of Windows or the product key might have been used as part of a repair If you took your PC to a repair shop or to someone who

I had no end of trouble getting all the partitions and drives working in my MacBook Pro.Thanks for the trick. After that, it worked. Run the activation utility afterwards, enter your product key to activate Windows. Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Key Also is you're going to post sometime like this you should try it out with all versions of windows.

How did you install the operating system and what was your experience? check your internet connection." when i searched many answered it was due to the key that is blocked or blacklisted. All I have is an Windows8-Setup.exe file and it takes me right into upgrading my current install (which I don't want to do). check over here Login or register to post comments Jim Taylor on Dec 26, 2012 I am trying to install Win 8 64 on a new drive, not the one which has Win 7,

In asking yourself why didn't you prepare for this disaster, you finally answer, "Well I tried to but Microsoft was so evasive about the whole subject of upgrades versus clean installs, This works much as it did in Windows 7. I have a Acer Aspire One netbook and don't have a dvd drive and don't have acccess to an external one. When you tried to enter an activation key?

Reply Paul November 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm # When I get to 00BE in the registry there is no option for "Media Boot Install." There appears to be two selections But then I decided to go to settings and commit to a fresh re-install as I was carrying loads of old files from 2 previous system upgrades.I got started with the Reply TZ November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm # Success! It's a bit tedious with all the characters you have to enter.

How do I tell if it is activated already? If I pick the option to Keep setting, file and applications, will I get a different download than if I pick the Keep Nothing option? I also found the file's location and deleted it as I never intended to download the file to begin with and after deleting the file and running a full anti-virus scan slmgr /rearm is the right code and it did work.

i stuck on some points during the install as they were somewhere not told in your article but it didnt hinder the installation.