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Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Q: Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10


I bought a used Laptop and recently found out that it has Volume license Win 8 Pro, which does not allow for Win 8.1 Upgrade... really painful to miss out on some useful apps that only for 8.1

To make thing worst, my license seems to expire in about 6 months. Does anyone know if Volume License Win 8 Pro can be upgraded to Win 10 ?


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A: Is Win 8 Pro Volume license eligible for upgrade to Win 10

Hi... just found out that Win 8 is not to be upgraded at all!

"We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!"

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Hello all,

I should first mention that I am a XP fanatic, have 4 computers, 1 desktop with xp pro, 1 laptop with xp, one desktop (this one) with win 7, and one desktop with win 8.1. Of those 4 puters only 8.1 has the (free) Win 10 notification. My problem is I can't get the win 10 notification on this 7 install, and I suspect that's because of one of 2 or 3 reasons, itemized below. And BTW I want to install win 10 on 7 instead of 8 as a test because I don't want to mess up 8.1 before I know how good (or bad) 10 is for me, so I want to use 7 as a guinea pig first. I have spent too much time and effort getting 8.1 to look and act like XP. I never actually wanted 7 or 8 but since M$oft forced everyone and stopped supporting XP it seems I have to get around M$oft somehow, or else go to linux (which I am actually using on another HD).

(1) My 7 install is a copy (DVD burn) of a school M$oft Win 7 system grant and the 7 copy won't allow 7 activation (???)
(2) I am networking all 4 computers of which 8 is the host and the other 3 puters are clients, so win 10 can't be "shared" with networked puters (???)

I have been unable to formally activate my win 7 copy install even though it works fine and has all updates, the same as any activated M$oft windows does. However in spite of the functionality of the 7 copy install I can still get the warning that this copy of windows is not genuine. I delete that irritation by using SLMGR -REARM. Of course that's only a temporary fi... Read more

A:Win 10 upgrade on Win 7 volume (site?) license install?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I doubt there is any shortcuts to genuine copy of 7
I wonder if you even have sp1 on the 7
I'd contact the school on how to get the install genuine

Or just buy a oem/ system builders copy and enter that activation key they are still pretty cheap on Newegg/.. less than win-10 pro but similar priced as 10 Home version that is about 100.us
10 Pro for 140.us

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Hi all, new user, first time poster and hoping you smart cats can help me. The forums have always provided answers in the past, but I feel I need to ask this one myself.

So, after three hours on the phone with MS Customer Support today (Worst time to call, by the way), I find out that this computer I purchased from a local company I did contract work for is unable to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and therefore, unable to be upgraded to Windows 10. It has a volume license key, which is not allowed to be upgraded via store or any other method (apparently).

MS support suggested I take this back to the company I purchased it from. The issue with that is that I purchased it at very low cost because the company was going out of business. No luck there. I thought maybe it was an Enterprise copy, since those cannot be upgraded, but the System screen shows Windows 8 Pro.

So Microsoft's one and only suggestion was to purchase a "legitimate" product key, which got me to thinking it was a pirated version or some sort, but they checked and said it was not.

So, I come to you with the hopes that someone has successfully upgraded a volume license Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1, and then, hopefully, to Windows 10. I will leave this here and head off to bed, and I sincerely hope someone can be kind enough to assist. Please let me know if you need further information. Cheers!

A:Volume License Key'd Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Assistance Need

Volume MAK keys are not only version, but edition specific, meaning one can't upgrade with them - thus going to 8.1, let alone Win 10, is not possible without a new key.

PS: Run ShowkeyPlus to check if you have a Windows 7 OEM marker - we can then get you back to factory install and upgrade to Win 10 from there.

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can i change the key, from a volume license kms one, to upgrade retail one?

A:change key from volume license kms to upgrade retail?

No. I don't believe that is possible.

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I am attempting to perform an interactive in-place of Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 Pro.  The computer was installed using volume license media and activated using a MAK key.  I have now have a Win 8.1 Pro ISO downloaded from the VLSC website, just as the
original 8 Pro ISO was downloaded from.
The problem is that when execute setup.exe from the 8.1 Pro ISO and go through the steps I only see the following options:

Keep personal files onlyNothing 
However I was expecting to see:

Keep Windows settings, personal files and appsKeep personal files onlyNothing 
According to this link the upgrade should be able to upgrade windows settings and apps
I have read in other postings on the net that if the languages are different there won't be an option to keeps apps and windows settings.  The volume license ISO that was used originally to install 8 Pro
(SW_DVD5_Win_Pro_8_64BIT_Eng_Intl_MLF_X18-16135.ISO) installs as English (United Kingdom) and then I change it to an Australian local.  The Belarc audit tool reports:

Install Language: English (United Kingdom)
System Locale: English (Australia)
The volume license 8.1 Pro ISO is named SW_DVD9_Win_Pro_8.1_64BIT_English_-3_MLF_X19-84085.ISO which is still an English language ISO.
Is the problem related to language or is there some other reason?

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
I have a mailbox on their Exchange Server for their domain to prove I am ass... Read more

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This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.

I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!

The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
Command-line arguments:
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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I am running Win8.1 Home on my laptop.  I have access to a Win8.1 Pro (volume license) through my university. 

My question is - how do I do the upgrade, keeping all my data and system settings intact?
(I have looked at the info online, and the closest I have come to an answer is 'you need media, this cannot be done through the online Store'.  I have an <Win8.1-Pro-x64 .ISO> disc, is this sufficient?)

Thanks for any pointers.

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses

Many Thanks


A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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I purchased an OEM version of Vista Home Premium 64-bit on June 26 and activated it that day. Does this make me eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7? If so, how do I go about getting it? Thanks!

A:Am I eligible for a free upgrade to Win 7?

from what I've read, you have to get it from the manufacturer of the PC you bought that had it on it. You may want to call them and inquire about it. But according to the dates microsoft has supplied, you *should* be elligable

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I am currently planning on ordering a refurbished Gateway MD7321U laptop. I checked Gateway's website and the MD73 models are eligible for the free upgrade, and I did not see anything about refurbished laptops in their FAQ, so I assumed it is.

But becaue I am not sure, before I make the purchase, can someone tell me if the fact that the laptop is refurbished takes away it's eligibility for the free upgrade?

A:Eligible for upgrade offer?

I would imagine that it is still eligible, but the only way to be sure would be to contact Gateway.

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I purchased my HP computer in 2009 with "Windows Vista" O/S installed. I wasn't aware that I was eligible to upgrade my O/S to "Windows-7". Recently Microsoft stopped servicing "Vista" & I may have security risks. While HP healthcheck, I just had this message popped up on my computer, "Any HP PC preinstalled with Windows Vista Home Premium, purchased between June 26th 2009 and Jan 1st 2010 will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 when it becomes available". I tried to update but it is no longer available. Can anybody help?

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I purchased a Windows seven OEM cd from Amazon to upgrade from vista. I'm now wanting to upgrade to ten and the installation using a usb stick gets to the screen where it asks for a product key. The OEM disk doesn't have one.
the install apparently will not proceed.

Is is there a workaround?

A:Is 7 pro OEM version eligible for upgrade to Windows 10?

Just a clarification needed to address your question, lbeck. Are you booting from install USB intending a clean install or just running the setup.exe in the root of the USB to perform the upgrade per se? If only upgrading, you need to make sure your USB has precise edition of Win10 needed to upgrade from your Win7 edition.

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I purchased a  gateway laptop a couple of years ago with Windows 8 already installed, have upgraded every time windows sen an update and now I never got the invite to reserve a copy on windows 10 so I checked your site to see how to get it. Your site
says my version is not eligible?! WHAT the heck is up with that?! I bought this with the stupid windows 8 crap on it already and now I can't upgrade without a fee? That is not good customer service. I need to know what to do to get rid of this horrid windows
8 garbage. 

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I Purchased a computer with windows xp on boxing day with media center on it. I was told to register for my windows upgrade i have registered , then i entered my coa number and was validated. They told me i had to post a copy of my reciept so i posted it. I checked my order on line and it has changed to coa/ validated pop as well ( i gather this is Proof Of Purchase). But i have heard nothing since And 2 and a half weeks have gone by.Has anyone recived there upgrade and how long did it take thanks

A:bought new computer with xp eligible for vista upgrade

If your upgrade went via ModusLink, be patient! They have been hit by delays, caused by the most unpredictable of things - people actually wanting their upgrades to Vista! In the meantime however, download & run the Upgrade Advisor from M$ and make sure all your software and drivers are up to spec

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I'm ttrying to get the Windows 10 Upgrade, but after going through some help screen, It's telling me that my product is not eligible for an upgrade.

I'm just wondering why that is. I have Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium SP1 that I purchased with a new HP Pavilion desktop computer. I have a product key. why isn't this eligible for W 10? Any ideas?


A:Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium SP1 Product Not Eligible for Upgrade?

Hello and welcome Carl I don't know exactly why but it does recommend you remove any security suites from the machine before you go ahead.

My own personal experience is that one of my desktops upgraded from an OEM Home version I put on but my Toshiba laptop upgraded but would not go past build 10074 and kept asking me to activate it so it could be purely down to glitches or bugs in the system.

By the by how did you get the 10 as I downloaded the ISO and then loaded it from booting from the DVD? As I said I had an OEM clean install to get rid of all the Toshiba crapware - maybe the HP stuff could be causing the problem/s.

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I need some help finding out whether or not a version of Office 2007 has a volume license or non-volume license.

Any ideas or places in the system I can look at to see either the key and what the volume keys look like or anything else?

A:how to tell volume license

Here's the one for 2010.
Might be the same place for 2007
Office 2010 RTM Available for Download to Volume License Customers Today - But just to those with active Software Assurance (SA) - Softpedia

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I need 8 windows keys and an install disc for a Non-for-profit group. does any one know where i can get these for windows XP?

A:Volume License

The people to contact for volume licensing (multi-user setup) information would be Microsoft -> Microsoft Volume Licensing - Product Activation

I very much doubt that XP will be available, and it wouldn't be a worthwhile long-term investment anyway since support will end sooner than later.

Good luck.

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I have several license that I want to ask because I don't know what function for this license. here are the detail :
1. Subs VL OLV E 1mth Acdmc AP
2. ShrdSrv ALNG Subs VL OLV E
3. ShrdSrv
4. OLV E 1Y Acdmc AP
5. Upgrd SAPK OLV E 1Y Acdmc Ent
6. OLV 2Lic E 1Y Acdmc AP CoreLic

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I have a volume license key and an installation cd for win xp pro but it doesn't even have service pack 1. I have about 30 computers to work on and doing updates have been taking a lot of time. Is there a place where I can download or order xp pro with sp3?

A:[SOLVED] XP Pro SP3 for Volume License

try a google search on "sliptream windows xp sp3" that will assist you, but this will only help you if you are re-installing from the start. There will also be further updates that have been released since sp3 to apply to the systems.

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I bought a laptop in Thailand with Windows 8.1 Pro pre installed. 11 months down the road it has expired and will not activate using the code I was supplied. I have now been told that it is a volume license and never should have been supplied to me as
a personal computer. How do I activate this product?

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Just a quick question regarding Microsoft office license installs.

I have just been working on an unbootable computer. Prior to this I asked the user what she would like me to back up regarding docs, music etc etc.
In conversation she told me that she had Office 2003 on the system, her software allowed her three licences to install on three different systems which she had done. I managed to fix the computer without loosing anything in the end.

My question is, would I have been able to reinstall Office and activate it just by reinstalling and supplying the VLK if I had reformatted and reinstalled the Operating System.

Thanks in advance of any replies.

A:Office volume license

You should be able to do so with no problem. If you do, however, have an issue you can simply call MS and they'll take care of it on the phone.

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We use a Volume license for our Windows 7 computers.
When I reimage a computer, sometimes I am able to use command prompt and slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxx
Then I c:> slmgr -ato to activate.
But sometimes I get an error and have to activate over the phone. Unfortunately, this burns up one of my volume license's. How can I reimage a computer and apply a licenses key without burning a volume license which has already been "used" for
this PC?


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Getting ready to pull the trigger on around 700 licenses for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. What will I need after I Ghost a machine with Windows 7 in order to activate these licences? I have read that you can actually setup a licensing/activation server?

A:Windows 7 Volume License

You'll be given 2 sets of licenses. MAK And KMS... You'll add only the MAK keys into your image.

Microsoft Volume Licensing - Product Activation

You can use an internal KMS server, but it's a pain.

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Recently decided to use my old server (Dell, Xeon processor) as a regular work station, PC. The hard drive has been formatted, deleted and loaded with a W7 Pro (enterprise), everything seems to be ok but at the time to try to activate the license through my license server this is the message I'm getting:

The software licensing service reported that the computer could not be activated with a volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from qualified operating system. Error 0x004F035.

Also, no way to join domain !!!!!

Any ideas, thanks in advance


A:Invalid volume license key

It depends on where you got your Win7 Enterprise version. Some can only be activated on a volume business network.

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My question involves upgrading a home desktop to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have a copy of Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista Ultimate which are Academic versions I purchased at a discount from my university. (I already purchased the Student Windows 7 edition for my laptop).

**Are the academic versions of Windows Vista Ultimate or Windows XP Professional eligible for the Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box Upgrade?**

I do not want to purchase the Upgrade retail box version to then learn the Academic version of XP and Vista are not eligible for the Upgrade version of Windows 7 Ultimate. Or will I need to purchase the Full Retail Box version to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate?

A:Academic XP Professional eligible for Retail "Upgrade"?

You are "Eligible" to upgrade from any version of xp or vista - but you can only perform in-place upgrades from certain versions, the fact that they are academic should not matter. But see Windows 7 Upgrade Paths for details about which versions can be upgraded in place.

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Sorry if this is a daft question

Lets say i started my own pc repair shop and one of the things that i wanted to do is to sell windows 7 to people, install it for them

Im wondering how much will this volume kit cost? I assume it comes with a a installatiom cd and 5 licenses meaning i can install windows 7 on 5 machines and then id hav to buy anothr 5.... Is thst correct?????????

Id appreciate the help...cheers, im based in uk

A:Windows 7 License Volume Kit Question

You don't use Volume Licenses for sale - you use OEM System Builder licenses. - see the OEM System Builder pages here...
OEM System Builder Licensing

Volume Licenses are only for use within a single organisation.

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I have a Vostro laptop running Win 7 pro x86. I want to upgrade it to Win 8.1 pro x64 and have a volume license key. The optical drive on the laptop is broken so I need to install from a USB stick. I created a bootable USB drive from here:
Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help

The laptop boots from the stick, but when I input my license key, a message pops up saying it can't verify the product key.... please check your installation media. I have the laptop connected via ethernet cable, so I don't believe it's a connection issue.

Is installing from a USB stick not supported for a volume license key?

A:8.1 pro volume license key fails when installing from USB


It appears you need to use volume license software and not OEM/Retail software

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Actually I have installed Windows7 Ultimate on my laptop and I have a volume license key. And it seems, the windows7 activation required windows volume license server to activate. But I am in remote and I could not able to access volume license server available in my office.

If I use this key I am getting the error. I there any way that I can use the volume license key on my laptop to validate the product.

A:Windows7 volume license key to be used in Laptop

Ring Microsoft and get then to activate it.

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I am trying to activate Windows 7 64 bit Enterprise onto my machine which I have recently rebuilt. I have a volume license and have recently rebuilt my machine. When I go to activate it though, it just comes up with an error message with the error code 0xX004C020 which I understand to mean volume license limit has been exceeded. Obviously his shouldn't apply though because I have rebuilt my machine and not installed Windows onto a new machine.

In the past when I have done this, it comes up with an error message along with a license server ID number and a telephone number to call to activate it over the telephone. I would normally then go through the automated service, enter the server ID and be given a new activation code and it would activate. As a server ID number if not coming up, I can't do this. I've spoken to someone at the Microsoft activation centre and they say they can't help without the server ID...

What's going wrong and how do I go about getting this server ID? Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Trouble activating with volume license - Help please!

0xC004C020 - The activation server reported that the Multiple Activation Key has exceeded its limit.

This is an MAK Key - All such Keys have a predetermined number of activations allowed, and this number is recorded on the MS Activation Servers.
In your case, this number has been exceeded - or the subscription for the licenses has not been renewed.
Either way, you will have to contact your System Admin for assistance and/or a new Key.

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I can't get a striaght answer anywhere. My question is, I work for a large company and I am studying Windows Vista OS and if it should be deployed throughout the company. I need to know if Windows Vista Business has Volume Licensing? I know Enterprise does, and also... Whats the main difference between the two versions. I really can't find anything to significant between the two. Except one has MDOP (Enterprise). I just want to know if we should spend the extra cash. Your insight would be most appreciated. Thank you!

A:[SOLVED] Business Volume License?

If you're in the U.S. call (800) 426-9400

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...On Monday and Tuesday of this week (Oct 2-3), some VLK customers may have experienced problems with WGA validation. If a Windows XP system with a VLK recently began failing validation or reporting as non-genuine, then they may experiencing this problem. The problem was the result of an issue on the Microsoft server side, and we are still investigating the cause...microsoft.com

A:Volume License Key Validation Notice

Microsoft?.........Problems?...............Who would have thought?

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Hi guys,
I am looking for some answers on how I may update my Windows 8 Pro computer to 8.1 and then to the 8.1 update, if possible.
It's a volume licensed copy of Windows and I have no access to these updates. From what I've read, I need an MSN (what ever it's called) subscription to have access to these updates. I've seen articles around the web with ways to update, such as this one William's Blog: How to upgrade Windows 8 volume license to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store but I do not want to do anything illegal or mess up my computer, so I want to be safe and ask you knowledgeable guys first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Updating volume license copy of Windows 8 Pro

Well you could get an MSDN subscription but at $699 (How to buy) for the year it isn't a cheap way to do what you want.

Unfortunately you can't legitimately upgrade from Enterprise to Pro - you'll need to buy the normal version and do a clean install. 8.1 costs $120 from Microsoft. 8.1 Pro is $200 (Buy Windows 8.1 Pro - Microsoft Store). You might find it cheaper elsewhere but personally I would not risk it - you'll end up buying a non-legitimate key. If it was my money I'd buy the standard Windows rather than the Pro version - the only thing you would need Pro for is joining a domain and in that case your company would pay for it. All the other "advantages" have free alternatives but see here Compare Windows 8.1 Editions in case any of them are worth $80 to you.

On the bright side it is far cheaper than in the past. I paid $190 to upgrade from 7 Pro to Ultimate just to get the language packs which are now free.

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Hi, is there some website on the interwebs where one could check the sha1 for office 2013 professional with sp1 volume license?

I have checked the subscriber downloads page on microsoft but i cant find the volume license sha1s.


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Ok, heres the deal.

I was in computer retail for many years, participated in the Intel retail edge program 3 or 4 times, and thus have 3 or 4 valid, legal, XP Pro CD keys in my cd key list. However when it came time to format the system after a virus infection, I didn't have any of the XP Pro OEM install disks, and therefore I hastily installed a volume license edition I did have kicking around. This obviously impairs optional windows updates, etc, so I began searching, and eventually found a friend that has a sp2 OEM install disk.

Now I'm looking to switch over the system to a legal version of windows, and although I have everything backed up, I would rather not spend the next 6-8 hours reinstalling everything. So heres my plan: Slipstream a new disk with my raid drivers, and do a "system repair" off of the cd. This should replace all the volume license files with retail ones, then boot into recovery console, and use a vb script I found online that runs from a command prompt to change the cd key to a valid retail OEM key.

Can anyone poke holes in this solution, or offer a better one for what I am trying to do?


A:Changing from pirated volume license to retail OEM without format. - can it be done?

See if this helps . . http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4138.html

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I have an HP Pavilion 15 that came shipped with Windows 8.1 and I need to replace it with Windows 8.1 Pro from our VLC. I have an ISO file for Windows 8.1 Pro that I downloaded from our Microsoft Volume License Center burned onto a DVD. I tried changing the BIOS boot order to boot from the DVD. Did not work.I tried the Update and Recovery: Advanced startup: Troubleshoot: Advanced Options: System Image Recovery     This did not recognize the ISO file in the DVD Any suggestions are appreciated.  

A:replace shipped Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Volume License 8....

Hi, Rather than changing the boot priority in the bios menu, try the following. With the notebook running, insert the Windows 8.1 Pro installation disc and Shutdown the notebook with the disc still in the optical drive. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM option and hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K

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I'm installing a Windows XP Pro SP2 volume license copy at my work, and it won't take the product key!? I got the product key off the case, compared it to the product key in the Unattend.txt file, and it's the same, and exactly what I typed in. Why doesn't this work? Please help! I really need XP on this computer!

A:URGENT! Problem installing Windows XP Volume License Key?

mike, follow the instructions on the following link http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/sel...ceRequest.aspx.

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I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."


A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

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Quick question: Is the Volume license install cd SHA1:66ac289ae27724c5ae17139227cbe78c01eefe40 ?OrSHA1:1c735b38931bf57fb14ebd9a9ba253ceb443d459 ?Just want to make sure I grab the correct install cd from the site.

A:Full retail and volume license installs of Windows XP SP3 now available to MSDN / TechNet Plus subscribers

en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_x14-80428.iso (Retail)MD5:  f424a52153e6e5ed4c0d44235cf545d5SHA1: 1c735b38931bf57fb14ebd9a9ba253ceb443d459en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_vl_x14-73974.iso (Volume license)You can see "vl" in the filename after "cd_"MD5:  5bf476e2fc445b8d06b3c2a6091fe3aaSHA1: 66ac289ae27724c5ae17139227cbe78c01eefe40They may have made a mistake when naming the files.   The should add "VL" in the file description of the volume license download.In order to distinguish retail and volume license, use the drop down menu to list "Professional-Retail" or "Professional-VL".   This will give you the correct file.

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My enterprise has perchased many licenses of Windows 7 Pro.  including KMS activation license key.  And I have deployed the KMS activation infrastructure in my enterprise network.
Recently, we bought a set of Opliplex 3010 , 7010 & 9010 PCs, nearly 100 PCs. All of them are N-series without pre-installed Windows 7 by Dell factory.
I tried deploy OS and many enterprise APPs to these PCs through network , using MDT.

The OS image I used in MDT is Window 7 Pro Volume License Edition which was from Microsoft volume license site. But the KMS method cannot activate Windows 7 Pro. on Optiplex 3010, 7010, 9010 .

After deployment, the PCs telled that the the volume license key is invalid, MAK is required. Windows cannot be activated. 

But the issue has never come out on any other computers of our enterprise before.
I have been searching for the solution on internet, but get nothing. And some one said that the BIOS somewhere is locked or modified by Dell to prevent
prated operating system. But the OS and KMS we are using is lawful.
Can any one tell me how to activate our volume licensed Windows 7 Pro. by the KMS infrastructure in my enterprse? Thanks!

A:Volume license activation (KMS infrastructure) cannot activate Windows 7 Pro. on Optiplex 3010, 7010, 9010 ?

did you purchase these computers without any OEM Windows license?
Volume Licensing agreements only offer "upgrade", not "full" - an existing license such as OEM, will have the necessary SLIC table in BIOS populated, and this is usually what VL products look for, to confirm legitimacy.
You can use the MGADiag utility from MS to confirm the SLIC table in BIOS has been populated.
Without the SLIC table populated in BIOS, it may be necessary for you to use MAK not KMSDon
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Quote: Originally Posted by masterB

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LT Dan

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