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How to Force my OEM Key in Windows 8 Core?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    How to Force my OEM Key in Windows 8 Core?


    Hello. I've got an Asus n550lf with windows 8 single language. Because I'm noob and I wanted to have dual-boot without gpt disks, I've raped off my original windows 8 oem. I've reinstalled but I guess it is Windows 8 Core.

    I tried to use slmpt -ipk cdkeyhere but it gives me a message error.

    How can i force my oem key to work and activate my windows 8 core?

    Any idea?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    When you installed the OS onto the computer, did it ask you for a key, or did it simply install without a key? It should read the embedded BIOS key when you install and therefore should be the same version on it that it came with.

    And I think the command you want is slmgr.vbs...not slmpt. But like I said above, this should be unnecessary.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    The Windows 8 key is in the BIOS. Usually you need not do anything for the activation.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    I've installed without a Key, then I've used dr. emulator to "activate" but this is a fake and logs out my user every time when i login and it's annoying. Yes, I mean slmgr.vbs xD. It doesn´t readed the bios key but when I use RW Everything it shows me my product key.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You may have meesed it up with the dr. emulator thing.

    Assuming you have a copy of Core, best to reinstall, then if necessary enter the key you found with rweverything.

    It should go:

    slmgr /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Is "Single Language" a special SKU requiring a specific ISO? I seem to remember seeing some other threads dealing with Single language installs and regular install media not accepting those OEM keys.
    tobicito, were you prompted to enter a key during the install?
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Is "Single Language" a special SKU requiring a specific ISO
    Yes, you will need a "Core Single Language" image. As far as I know, you can't use regular core image.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Yeah, it asked me for a key during the install, but my key was invalid for that version, so I just skipped that and "activated" later with dr emulator, but that was just a dream... u.u
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  9. #9


    If it asked you for a key, than it wasn't the version that was embedded in your BIOS. Otherwise, it would have just worked.

    I didn't know there was a different version for single language.
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Is "Single Language" a special SKU requiring a specific ISO
    Yes, you will need a "Core Single Language" image. As far as I know, you can't use regular core image.
    Ah, I thought that might be that case. And why the OP's key won't work.
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