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Windows 8.1 activation problem in my laptop

  1. #11


    Good, glad it worked... install Win 8.1 Core single language and it will be fine.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Good, glad it worked... install Win 8.1 Core single language and it will be fine.
    Where to get it? Should I use media creation tool? It has option 8.1 single language not "core single language".
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Your selection is correct
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  4. #14


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Downloading this will take much time as my internet speed is bellow 2.5 Mbps. As per my understanding this ISO will not prompt product key? right?
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  5. #15


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Correct - it will read the embedded key
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  6. #16


    Yup, it will install seamlessly. MS dropped the "Core" name due to there being so many variants of it now, I guess.

    PS: For those wondering where the links are, I have cleaned up the app - it's available here.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Windows 8.1 Single language version worked in my laptop. For Windows 10, again I should download Windows 10 Home single language version, right?
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  8. #18


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    I've download single Language version and installed it. windows is not getting activated. Any suggestion?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    how did you install it?
    If you booted from the windows 10 setup media and did a clean install - windows 10 will not activate..
    You must run the setup.exe from within windows 8.1 to perform an upgrade installation - and activate..
    Then once your PC has had the activation recorded - you can then clean install windows 10

    You MUST upgrade first to get the activation recorded
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  10. #20


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks...
    I'll do as per your instruction...
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