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MAK Keys....window 8.1

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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    MAK Keys....window 8.1


    will mak keys only works with volume edition of windows viz win 8 pro VL or it can work with basis versions like pro also....

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What is a "mak key" ?
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    What is a "mak key" ?
    seriously you are gold member and you dont know what is MAK key......why are you kidding me david
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't kid.

    There are lots of things I never heard of before.

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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    never heard the term mak keys before ,but a google search shows them and it looks like no is the answer to your question ,only for VL editions of windows and office and would not work for regular windows ,as i have tried using one of my VL keys to install win8.1 pro ,and i did not work
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 46
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    never heard the term mak keys before ,but a google search shows them and it looks like no is the answer to your question ,only for VL editions of windows and office and would not work for regular windows ,as i have tried using one of my VL keys to install win8.1 pro ,and i did not work
    means accordingly you tried to install window 8.1 pro not window 8.1 pro VL with your VL key and it didnt work.....in short one should have window 8.1 pro VL edition if they want to activate window with MAK/VL key
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    Quote Originally Posted by parashar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    never heard the term mak keys before ,but a google search shows them and it looks like no is the answer to your question ,only for VL editions of windows and office and would not work for regular windows ,as i have tried using one of my VL keys to install win8.1 pro ,and i did not work
    means accordingly you tried to install window 8.1 pro not window 8.1 pro VL with your VL key and it didnt work.....in short one should have window 8.1 pro VL edition if they want to activate window with MAK/VL key
    MAK's activates Windows 8 Pro Retail and Volume License Edition & Enterprise (obviously does not exist for Windows 8 Core Edition).


    PID details:
    Product Description : Win 8.1 RTM Professional;ProfessionalN;Enterprise;EnterpriseN Volume:MAK
    Key Type : Volume:MAK
    Eula Type : Volume

    NB: MAK's are Edition specific - thus Win8.0 MAK keys will not work on Win8.1
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by parashar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    never heard the term mak keys before ,but a google search shows them and it looks like no is the answer to your question ,only for VL editions of windows and office and would not work for regular windows ,as i have tried using one of my VL keys to install win8.1 pro ,and i did not work
    means accordingly you tried to install window 8.1 pro not window 8.1 pro VL with your VL key and it didnt work.....in short one should have window 8.1 pro VL edition if they want to activate window with MAK/VL key
    you asked the question in you first post ,now your telling me what it means ,did i miss something !!
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  9. #9


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


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    What is a "mak key" ?
    If I read it correctly, a company can opt for MAK VL keys that activate though Microsoft over the Internet, instead of setting up their own KMS server. It has advantages if the PC hardly ever or never connects to the corporate network. One has to wonder why the OP is wanting to use a MAK key?
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  10. #10


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


    Quote Originally Posted by parashar View Post
    will mak keys only works with volume edition of windows viz win 8 pro VL or it can work with basis versions like pro also....
    Why are you wanting to use a MAK key in the first place?
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