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WINDOWS 8 CP PRODUCT KEY DIDN'T WORKED!

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  • Started 2 years ago by ATULZGR8
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ATULZGR8
Posts: 51

Receiving message: "This product key didn't work. Please check it and try again, or try a different key." when I try to enter the key for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I have downloaded the 32 Bit ISO Image.
I have tried upgrading from Windows 7 to the Windows 8 Consumer preview by downloading this ISO and running setup from inside of Windows 7, but when I put in the product key DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J, it shows: "This product key didn't work. Please check it and try again, or try a different key."

I also tried following keys, NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8, NYP2H-G7V7B-4DPB6-68Q6T-72V3W, but none worked.
I am using Wipro Notebook PC with screen resolution 1024x576, RAM DDR2 1GB, Intel Atom 1.66 GHz Processor.

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

That is the exact same Key I used.
DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

But I think it may only work on a clean install, not an upgrade in place.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

ATULZGR8,

If you created a proper Disc OR USB, the key should work.

If you just download and install, no key is required.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview:
Frequently asked questions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq#

"If you install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup program, you won't need to enter a product key—the setup program automatically provides the product key. If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You'll need to enter this product key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J."

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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Santo
Posts: 1288

The FAQ also says "If you create installation media, start your PC from the media, and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you won't be able to keep your files, programs, or settings. You must install Windows 8 Consumer Preview using the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Setup program to move files and settings over to Windows 8 Consumer Preview".

Since an iso is considered as an installation media, you need to perform a clean install and then use the product key.

Posted 2 years ago
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ATULZGR8
Posts: 51

I tried to install Windows 8 by mounting the downloaded ISO on a virtual Disc Drive (such as Daemon Tools) and then running the Setup.exe file.
I also tried by extracting the ISO archive by Winrar and then running the Setup.exe Application file. But in vain :(

Posted 2 years ago
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jmeeks49
Posts: 631

Uh Rick and Xhi

i don't agree with the above because i used vm player which was techinally a clean install and i imput the exact product key as the above i haven't tried the setup.exe but i know for a fact that the iso won't take the said product key.

john

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
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On one machine, 64 bit iso, I had to re-enter the key 4 times until it was accepted.

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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jmeeks49
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mike i did that for 2 hrs straight and it still wouldn't accept it..

Posted 2 years ago
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ATULZGR8
Posts: 51

I fully agreed with you John, in my case also, it didn't accepted.

Posted 2 years ago
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jmeeks49
Posts: 631

ATULZGR8,

I think and believe that Microsoft randomise that product key i am not saying xhi is wrong by any means but MS has the tenecy to advocate for something and and the last second changed the game so to speak but to me, that would compound them on what they are trying to do so i am at a lost on what to do.

john

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

All information provided comes directly from Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....er-preview
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq#
http://www.microsoftstore.com/.....vd_dwnTool

The procedure does work as MS intended.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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ispalten
Posts: 6259

I've seen it stated ALL product keys are the same! Might change later, but for now, ALL are the same.

I got the ISO file, opened up Oracle's VM Box, created a new bootable VM, and pointed to the ISO file as the load, and it installed and asked for the key, entered the same one as here, and it worked?

Irv S.

Posted 2 years ago
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ATULZGR8
Posts: 51

Which tool should I use to make a Windows 8 bootable Flashdrive? As I am having a Notebook so it is not having any optical drive.
AK

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

AK,

Can use many.

These are pretty simple and self explanatory.

MS
http://www.microsoftstore.com/.....vd_dwnTool

rufus
http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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ATULZGR8
Posts: 51

Thanks Rick,
I heard about "Windows To Go", that full installation on a USB device not just installer. Microsoft Website says this feature is introduced in Windows 8 but not in Consumer Preview, so is there a way by which this can be done on Consumer Preview also.

AK

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

ATULZGR8,

"Windows To Go" would have to be some kind of "Lite Version" of Windows 8.

The reason being, that it would be operating across the USB Bus which is really slow even considering USB 3.0 as compared to the other Machine Buses.

If "Windows To Go" loads in as some kind of Virtual Machine running in Ram with no intense read / writes to the USB drive, then it would run OK.

At this point, all we know is that MS will Ship (2) versions of Windows 8
- one for Traditional Desktops and another for Tablets & Phones.

The above comes from rumor on the net. :)

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

I made a Windows 8 to go on a flash drive. That is pretty neat. But you need a very fast stick. I used a relatively slow USB2 stick, but that is too slow - at least mine is. I have ordered a fast USB3 stick (150/110MB read/write). That should work better. It is currently sitting at UPS in Orlando. Maybe I get it tomorrow.

Producing Win8 to go is no rocket science - just a bit long because you need the WAIK which takes 2 hours to download. I had the WAIK on my system and got it done in 1 hour. Later today or tomorrow I will write a tutorial and upload that to Skydrive. If you are interested post back.

But test your stick with Atto. The nums at the 4K blocksize are important - the speed at the big block sizes is irrelevant. 4K should be in the 10 to 20MB/sec range. With a slower stick, you will need a lot of patience - especially for the initial setup and for booting. Once the system is running, it gets better because of the caching.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
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There are two categories of software that can create un-aligned partitions for Windows environments:

1) Windows XP: XP creates un-aligned partitions.

2) Cloning and imaging software: Highly likely to create un-aligned partitions.

Remember Number 2) in statement above.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

One more time.

AIK http://www.microsoft.com/downl.....px?id=5753
AIK-SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/downl.....px?id=5188

Windows PE Walkthroughs
http://technet.microsoft.com/e.....y/dd799278(v=ws.10).aspx

Posted 2 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

"2) Cloning and imaging software: Highly likely to create un-aligned partitions"

Macrium aligns the partition if properly done. http://www.macrium.com/help/v5.....gnment.htm

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