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Windows 7: Windows 8 RTM on TechNet Aug 15th

17 Aug 2012   #61

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

As well as the obvious different subscriptions which will effect the available keys. there is also I believe regional differences so that numbers of keys in a subscription in the US may differ to that available with the same subscription taken out in Asia, for example

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18 Aug 2012   #62

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

European subscription TechNet Pro ----> Enterprise versions 1 VL key (Multiple activation usually 500 or more)
Non Enterprise versions including servers 3 keys activatable 10 times or so).

Existing keys for older products --- will say you have claimed n out of 0 keys. These keys you've claimed will still work and you can find links to the actual products by following links My Keys where you can still get Windows 7 Home premium etc etc.

New Subscribers -- product will still function even if subscription expires - but your license to use the product has been "revoked".

Previous subscribers (before mid july 2012) you can still use products even if subscription lapses - but in all cases software is for EVALUATION and TESTING purposes -- it's not intended to be a cheap way of licensing your entire Family's set of computers - which is why the use became more restrictive in the first place.

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18 Aug 2012   #63

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It's wierd that Enterprise installed using a KMS key by default. And that key cannot activate, which is why you see the error you see.

Unlike Windows 7 where there was a button to change the product key, Windows 8 doesn't have that option.

Open an elevated command prompt and run
slmgr.vbs -ipk "Your key"

Then, you will be able to activate your key.
I could not find the vbs file named slmgr.vbs anywhere on my disk or the dvd that Installed the enterprise version from.

what am I doing wrong?

In the meantime, I downloaded and installed the pro version but of course it does not include any multimedia at all. Kind of a come on for more money to have video and sound.


Added later, Success after copyingteh slmgr.vbs file to a USB stick and then activating afterwards. thanks pparks1
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18 Aug 2012   #64
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post

In the meantime, I downloaded and installed the pro version but of course it does not include any multimedia at all. Kind of a come on for more money to have video and sound.

Pro comes with Windows Media Player. It just does not have a codex to play DVD's.

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18 Aug 2012   #65

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Media centre is due to be a free d/l for pro and enterprise, shortly, definitely will be available ny public release in october.
This follows normal procedures for business versions, though it is normally only games that need adding. Of course it does make sense with the bundling rows that caused the N versions.

Personally as long as VLC works I may not bother to d/l
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