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How To Upgrade From Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro Without Phone Activation

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#1 november_ra1n

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:17 PM

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How To Upgrade From Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro Without Phone Activation

 
Important Notice:
1. This method works only W8 Pro to W8.1 Pro if you activate your Windows 8 Pro With Retail Keys.
2. It is only upgrading will not work clean installation.
3. Windows 8.1 WMC Edition does not work below methot! 
Instruction:
 
1. Enable Show hidden files, folders and drivers to order to see and save all activation backup files
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization
Then Checked Show hidden files, folders and drivers
t5d4.png
 
 
2. You need to backup your Windows 8 activation files...
A. Automatic backup Windows 8 activation files
Download Advance Token Manager
http://joshcellsoftwares.com/products/advancedtokensmanager/
Click to start Application automatically backup activation files and save it in folder we need those 2 files.
data.dat
tokens.dat
 
or
 
B. Manual Backup Method
Go to this location and save spp folder in somewhere save in your other hard drive, partition, usb stick DVD etc..
C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0
nzck.png
We only need 2 files.
1 file named data.dat which is hidden
1 file named tokens.dat which is visible
 
3. Download And Install Windows 8.1 RTM Pro Edition and use generic installation key when you are upgrading. More Info and download links in other topic there  >>>
 
4. Stop sppsvc service

net stop sppsvc 
y7vf.png
 
5. Rename original data.dat file to cache.dat file and copy replace in the folder below: [from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder]

C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache
ky7g.png
 
6. Copy & Replace the tokens.dat file from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder
system32/spp/store/2.0
08du.png

 
7.  Start sppsvc service back again
net start sppsvc 
q4jx.png
 
8. insert the key which you activated over the phone by using command pormpt
 
Type this script and hit Enter

slmgr.vbs -ipk <Your Product Key when you activate Windows 8> 
Example of <Product Key>: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-6273P
Done..!

aj5b.png


It does work for me as i was trying you have nothing to lose if it is not working for you you know where to go.....!

More Info About Activating Windows 8.1 RTM.


Edited by november_ra1n, 04 September 2013 - 01:59 PM.


#2 Ambrocious

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

I would like to see a full tut on how to uprade from Windows 8 to Windows 7...no pun intended.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

I would like to see a full tut on how to uprade from Windows 8 to Windows 7...no pun intended.

 

lol just open your DVD Drive replace Windows 7 DVD ISO on the top of the Windows 8 DVD close the driver, reboot windows and install on boot that will do the job.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

 

I would like to see a full tut on how to uprade from Windows 8 to Windows 7...no pun intended.

 

lol just open your DVD Drive replace Windows 7 DVD ISO on the top of the Windows 8 DVD close the driver, reboot windows and install on boot that will do the job.

 

 

Well ya see, that won't work as easy as that. I wish it was that simple lol.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:11 PM

@NR

 

does the upgrade mean installing win 8.1 pro rtm OVER top of windows 8 ?

how much time its take ? is it like installing full win 8.1 (regarding time consuming? )

 

10x :)



#6 november_ra1n

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

@NR

 

does the upgrade mean installing win 8.1 pro rtm OVER top of windows 8 ?

how much time its take ? is it like installing full win 8.1 (regarding time consuming? )

 

10x :)

 

Yes it does over ****Windows 8 PRO****

Upgrading and clean installation take similar time to install they are fast to install within 10 min usually...


Edited by november_ra1n, 04 September 2013 - 03:16 PM.


#7 Mohamed atif

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:11 PM

 

 

How To Upgrade From Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro Without Phone Activation

 
Important Notice:
1. This method works only W8 Pro to W8.1 Pro if you activate your Windows 8 Pro With Retail Keys.
2. It is only upgrading will not work clean installation.
3. Windows 8.1 WMC Edition does not work below methot! 
Instruction:
 
1. Enable Show hidden files, folders and drivers to order to see and save all activation backup files
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization
Then Checked Show hidden files, folders and drivers
t5d4.png
 
 
2. You need to backup your Windows 8 activation files...
A. Automatic backup Windows 8 activation files
Download Advance Token Manager
http://joshcellsoftwares.com/products/advancedtokensmanager/
Click to start Application automatically backup activation files and save it in folder we need those 2 files.
data.dat
tokens.dat
 
or
 
B. Manual Backup Method
Go to this location and save spp folder in somewhere save in your other hard drive, partition, usb stick DVD etc..
C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0
nzck.png
We only need 2 files.
1 file named data.dat which is hidden
1 file named tokens.dat which is visible
 
3. Download And Install Windows 8.1 RTM Pro Edition and use generic installation key when you are upgrading. More Info and download links in other topic there  >>>
 
4. Stop sppsvc service

net stop sppsvc 
y7vf.png
 
5. Rename original data.dat file to cache.dat file and copy replace in the folder below: [from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder]

C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache
ky7g.png
 
6. Copy & Replace the tokens.dat file from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder
system32/spp/store/2.0
08du.png

 
7.  Start sppsvc service back again
net start sppsvc 
q4jx.png
 
8. insert the key which you activated over the phone by using command pormpt
 
Type this script and hit Enter

slmgr.vbs -ipk <Your Product Key when you activate Windows 8> 
Example of <Product Key>: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-6273P
Done..!

aj5b.png


It does work for me as i was trying you have nothing to lose if it is not working for you you know where to go.....!

More Info About Activating Windows 8.1 RTM.

 

Yes experiment succeeded it Thank you for the information



#8 johnny lovejoy

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

wonder if my Windows 8 WMC Edition, also work using this method?
anyway, many thanks for all you've done, you guys are great, great, great =D
 


Edited by johnny lovejoy, 04 September 2013 - 09:32 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:19 AM

 

 

How To Upgrade From Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro Without Phone Activation

 
Important Notice:
1. This method works only W8 Pro to W8.1 Pro if you activate your Windows 8 Pro With Retail Keys.
2. It is only upgrading will not work clean installation.
3. Windows 8.1 WMC Edition does not work below methot! 
Instruction:
 
1. Enable Show hidden files, folders and drivers to order to see and save all activation backup files
Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization
Then Checked Show hidden files, folders and drivers
t5d4.png
 
 
2. You need to backup your Windows 8 activation files...
A. Automatic backup Windows 8 activation files
Download Advance Token Manager
http://joshcellsoftwares.com/products/advancedtokensmanager/
Click to start Application automatically backup activation files and save it in folder we need those 2 files.
data.dat
tokens.dat
 
or
 
B. Manual Backup Method
Go to this location and save spp folder in somewhere save in your other hard drive, partition, usb stick DVD etc..
C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0
nzck.png
We only need 2 files.
1 file named data.dat which is hidden
1 file named tokens.dat which is visible
 
3. Download And Install Windows 8.1 RTM Pro Edition and use generic installation key when you are upgrading. More Info and download links in other topic there  >>>
 
4. Stop sppsvc service

net stop sppsvc 
y7vf.png
 
5. Rename original data.dat file to cache.dat file and copy replace in the folder below: [from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder]

C:\Windows\System32\spp\store\2.0\cache
ky7g.png
 
6. Copy & Replace the tokens.dat file from Advanced Tokens Manager/Windows Activation Backup to or from manual backup folder
system32/spp/store/2.0
08du.png

 
7.  Start sppsvc service back again
net start sppsvc 
q4jx.png
 
8. insert the key which you activated over the phone by using command pormpt
 
Type this script and hit Enter

slmgr.vbs -ipk <Your Product Key when you activate Windows 8> 
Example of <Product Key>: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-6273P
Done..!

aj5b.png


It does work for me as i was trying you have nothing to lose if it is not working for you you know where to go.....!

More Info About Activating Windows 8.1 RTM.

 

@november_ra1n I wanted to ask you that with the above mentioned method will KIS 13 run on win 8.1 pro as I was using KIS 13 on win 8 pro  with 1 year NFR keys because in above method I will not lose any installed s/w. I think the above method is better than clean install.Please confirm this.


Edited by blazeblaze456, 05 September 2013 - 02:23 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:55 AM

Will the steps enumerated work with Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

Will the steps enumerated work with Windows 8 Enterprise to Windows 8.1 Enterprise?

 

Nope as the title says only Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

@blazeblaze456 and @Mohamed atif did you really need to quote the entire first post?


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

:wtf: is it possible to do an upgrade to W8.1 Pro from W8.0 pro and keep your settings and apps?

when ever i try i don't get the full menu which gives you dont get the option to keep files and apps.

i only get keep files and nothing.

I have upgraded w8.0 pro WMC and w8.0 pro Preview (via iso hack) and i get the option.

It seems that w8.1 pro RTM will only upgrade the WMC version.

I am using

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT

Ra1n thanks for all your work.

 

Have also tried to modify the CVERSION.INI file from 9458 to 9431 and 8508 (preview) to no avail.

have tried to upgrade to preview version but i still dont get the option to keep FILES AND APPS.

Have tried 2 pcs and 1 laptop. All the ones that fail are W7 upgrades to w8.0.

Seems to me that w8 RTM cant update a w7 updated to w8.0 pro. these were all activated with a bought w8 upgrade DVD.

 

I am thinking that if i upgrade to WMC and activate it will then do the w8.1 upgrade?

Cheers


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:21 AM

:wtf: is it possible to do an upgrade to W8.1 Pro from W8.0 pro and keep your settings and apps?

when ever i try i don't get the full menu which gives u the option to keep files and apps.

i only get keep files and nothing.

I have upgraded w8.0 pro WMC and w8.0 pro Preview (via iso hack) and i get the option.

It seems that w8.1 pro RTM will only upgrade the WMC version.

I am using

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT

Ra1n thanks for all your work.

 

 

Yes it is possible to upgrade with the ISO you are using, and keep all files ,settings and apps, but i found that Win8 Pro "upgrade" editions only give keep files or nothing options, if that is not the case for you i don't know, as there are some strange things happening with Win8.1 :lol: (what works for everybody else fails for a few ).



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:50 PM

Can I recover my activation when you re-install Windows again through this?



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 12:55 PM

 

:wtf: is it possible to do an upgrade to W8.1 Pro from W8.0 pro and keep your settings and apps?

when ever i try i don't get the full menu which gives u the option to keep files and apps.

i only get keep files and nothing.

I have upgraded w8.0 pro WMC and w8.0 pro Preview (via iso hack) and i get the option.

It seems that w8.1 pro RTM will only upgrade the WMC version.

I am using

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.RTM.X64.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT

Ra1n thanks for all your work.

 

 

Yes it is possible to upgrade with the ISO you are using, and keep all files ,settings and apps, but i found that Win8 Pro "upgrade" editions only give keep files or nothing options, if that is not the case for you i don't know, as there are some strange things happening with Win8.1 :lol: (what works for everybody else fails for a few ).

 

 

I got all the options available:

 

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

I got all the options available:

 

 

 

 

 

 

@anakin,

Is that upgrading from a Win8 pro "upgrade"  edition (ie  the Win8 pro upgrade disc) or standard Win8 pro though ?

If it is a standard Win8 Pro we know this already,  we are trying to establish if using the Win8 "upgrade" edition only gives option of keep files or nothing.


Edited by tezza, 07 September 2013 - 05:09 AM.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

@anakin,

Is that upgrading from a Win8 pro "upgrade"  edition (ie  the Win8 pro upgrade disc) or standard Win8 pro though ?

If it is a standard Win8 Pro we know this already,  we are trying to establish if using the Win8 "upgrade" edition only gives option of keep files or nothing.

 

 

OK I get it. That capture is from the installation disk for Windows 8.1.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:16 AM

After this upgrade, will Windows 8.1 stay activated if I refresh my PC?



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 09:28 AM

 

 

3. Windows 8.1 WMC Edition does not work below methot! 
 

It does work for me as i was trying you have nothing to lose if it is not working for you you know where to go.....!

More Info About Activating Windows 8.1 RTM.

 

 

But , If have tow buck up ( like me :D )  

1- one activation for W. 8 only .

2 - Second for W. 8 WMC .

 

Can I upgrade to W.8.1 WMC ? 

 

First do like your post

then enter WMC key to add WMC , after restart copy folder from Second buck up ( WMC) > I think it will success and activate W.8.1 WMC

 

What is your opinion Sir !!!!!  


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