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Installing Windows 8 using Windows Anytime Update Key

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    KC
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    Installing Windows 8 using Windows Anytime Update Key


    I have searched the forums and have found a lot info that is close to what I need, but not exactly what I need. Here is my situation.

    I purchased a Samsung NP9000X3A notebook from an individual a couple of weeks ago and he claimed to have just installed a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro w/ MC (W8) on it. Got home and it seemed to be fine, although I am/was unfamilar with W8. I don't recall how I got to it, but shortly after I started messing with it I figured out I could upgrade to 8.1 and did. After that I started trying to install programs. I ran into issues with 2 programs in partiucular, Office 2010 produced an Error 1935, and HP's printer driver program produced a fatal error and msi.netdevicemanager40 error.

    From my internet reseach the office 2010 issue appears to be a .net framework issue that most say is only resolved by reinstalling the W8. The problem is that both the Product Key that he (the seller) gave me and the one I pulled off the PC with Belarc (they are the same) is an Anytime Upgrade Key and not the Windows 8/8.1 Key.

    I have spent time chatting with and talking to MS trying to resolve the issue without reinstalling, but to this point they are no help, and I really feel a clean install is the way to go.

    To top things off, I would revert to Windows 7, but the Product Key on the bottom of the PC is damaged, and I have been bouncing between Samsung and MS trying to get a W7 key.

    I would prefer to stay at W 8.1 if I can, but I'm not sure how to do it.

    I have an ISO of W8 and created a bootable USB drive and tried to install W8, but the Anytime Upgrade Key will not work for installination. I have found the generic installation Key on the forum.

    CAN I USE THE GENERIC INSTALLATION KEY TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8 AND THEN ACTIVATE IT USING THE WINDOWS ANYTIME UPGRADE KEY? Or possibly install W8, not activate, but use the Upgrade Key to upgrade and activate W 8.1?

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    he claimed to have just installed a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro w/ MC (Windows 8) on it.
    You will need the Windows 8 Pro Product Key, NOT the MC Key.

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
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  3. #3


    KC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro w\ MC


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    he claimed to have just installed a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro w/ MC (Windows 8) on it.
    You will need the Windows 8 Pro Product Key, NOT the MC Key.

    Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key.
    Is there any program that can look past the current MC Key to get the W8Pro product key. Every tool I have used, three or four now, comes back with the MC Key.
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    No need as you should have been sent, the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by microsoft
    Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person, without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Anytime you transfer the software to a new
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    KC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro w\ MC


    As I stated, this computer was purchased from an individual who was the one that installed W8Pro w/MC, and I specifically asked for the W8Pro key, but got the MC Key instead, didn't know that was what he was giving me. So I do not have the email, as I was not the one that purchased it (if he did...begining to wonder).

    Is it possible to activate more than one copy of W8Pro with one key? I am wondering if maybe he used the activation key more than once, possibly even used a crack to do it.... Guess thats what I get buying from an individual as opposed to a new PC....
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    KC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro w\ MC


    xxx
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    It is sounding more & more like an ILLEGAL sale.

    I would return for a refund.
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  8. #8


    KC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro w\ MC


    This may not be the right way to go about it, but what if I install W8Pro using someone elses (my sister's) perinstalled W8Pro key then used my MC key to upgrade? Is the key from the install replaced by the MC key? Just trying to figure out a way to do this...
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    Why can't you contact the person you bought it from and get the Windows 8 key?
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    KC
    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Pro w\ MC


    I have sent him an email requesting it a couple of days ago and have yet to here back...
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