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  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit

    Windows 8 unlock...

    Would appreciate some help.

    Is it possible to use the eicfg removal tool on Windows 8.1, like you do in Windows 7?

    Would like to get an all-versions menu of W8.1 to choose my licensed version during install.


    Saw the following:
    Creating a Windows 8 DVD to install ANY version

    Will the Win Toolkit v1.5.4.4 unlock Windows 8.1?
    Last edited by cottonball; 19 Aug 2016 at 20:54. Reason: New info.

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  2. #2

    There is no ei.cfg in W8, even adding one like mentioned in that link, doesn't do anything. It tries to bypass it but it gives an error.

    That's a neat tool but even making an AIO ISO a few times, I can't get past this screen,

    Click image for larger version

    So even though the ISO has all the versions, you still need the key which will just install that version anyway.

    Unless someone else has a way around it, I don't think it can be done.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 38
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit

    Thanks for the info, derekimo!

    Have to agree with you. Anything found so far, leads to believe that you still need the Product Key which will just install the particular version supported by the key.

    Have a great weekend!
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  4. #4

    You're welcome, cottonball.

    Maybe someone will come along with some magic lol.

    Have a great weekend too!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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