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Is there a way of activatng Windows 8.1 Pro N Edition?

  1. #1


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Is there a way of activatng Windows 8.1 Pro N Edition?


    When I called Microsoft they said No.

    But then I come to think, how come the ISO is available to download then?

    I have a Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC genuine key

    is there a way to genuinely activate that N Edition?

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  2. #2


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    oh nevermind, I did notice that they do sell N keys,

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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Don't try to activate a fake install with a legitimate key. If you buy the key then do a clean install - it will be much safer. You can download the ISO with no problem when you buy the key.
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  4. #4


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    yeah but I don't think it's worth it as I already have Windows 8.1 Pro + WMC key

    if the only difference is that it has no WMP and no IE, ten I don't think it's worth it
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  5. #5


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


    You can't install with a Media Center key by the way. Your install options are Core or Pro based on the key you enter. A Media Center key will be rejected during setup on a clean install. It will only work in Add Features on an already activated Windows 8.0 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro install. Just in case you didn't know.

    EDIT: I might have misunderstood what you said, you posted "Windows 8.1 Pro + WMC key" WMC means Windows Media Center to me but maybe you meant Media Player? If you meant Media Player then just ignore my post.
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