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8.1 Pro - volume license key. NO updated drivers?

davexnet

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Hi all,
installed a test system using the common VLK GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9,
the install found drivers for all my components but the drivers are old, appear the drivers
are from the install media (they're dated 2013/14)

the motherboard is a 2014 ASrock GC960-gc-gs, it has the very common
Realtek GBE family network controller and Realtek High Definition Audio - yet Windows update
has failed to find a single update for anything H/W related.

Is this a limitation of 8.1 Pro with volume license key, it seems odd.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 4300
    Motherboard
    Asrock 960gc-gs
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Firefox

TechnoMage

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Power User
With all the Guru's lurking around, I'm surprised that NO ONE has answered your plea. ???
By now, you've probably stopped looking for an answer.

I'm not familiar with the in's and out's of the Volume License Key, but just let me say, that if that PC were mine,
I'd install the latest possible version of Windows 8.1/Pro/??? It's out there, and very available.
Can't find it? Send me a PM and I'll see if I can help.
Happy Holidays,
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

Bree

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installed a test system using the common VLK GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9,the install found drivers for all my components but the drivers are old, appear the drivers are from the install media (they're dated 2013/14)

the motherboard is a 2014 ASrock GC960-gc-gs...

Is this a limitation of 8.1 Pro with volume license key, it seems odd.

That sounds about right. You won't find anything newer for Windows 8 64 bit on ASRock's own site. ASRock seem to have stopped supporting this motherboard at Windows 8. For Windows 8.1 and above they just provide the audio driver.

By the way, that is not a Volume license key (VLK), it is the generic Key Management Services key. According to MS "This key is sometimes referred to as the KMS client key, but it is formally known as a Microsoft Generic Volume License Key (GVLK)". A true VLK key will activate Windows, a KMS key requires to regularly contact a KMS server to maintain activation.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V

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