Register    Login    Search    FAQ     DONATE

Board index » Advanced Topics » Virtual Machines

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Strange install...
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:58 pm 
Resident Geekazoid Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 am
Posts: 5187
Location: The state of confusion; I just use Wyoming for mail.
I'm setting up some virtual machines using VirtualBox. Right now I just have XP and Windows 8.1. The install of 8.1 is the reason for this thread.

The install of 8.1 was rather odd in that I have a retail box for 8.0 which I tried to use intending to upgrade to 8.1. Not a chance as the 8.0 install just plain would not successfully complete. I mean it would install but would not activate. During the install it would accept my legit key code and continue without issue. Once installed it would fail to activate saying that there was no identifiable product ID. On this screen it wanted a key code input. It totally refused to accept my valid code.

So what to do? I went to the MS site and downloaded the media creation tool for Windows 8.1 and tried that as an install burning a DVD. It worked perfectly using my Windows 8.0 key code. It activated without issue and all is well.

While, for me, this was not a needed install it still raises a question. I'm sure that I'm not the only person that bought 8.0. Since a VM works exactly as a physical machine it would seem that a retail install of 8.0 will fail due to not being able to activate.

To my thinking this is not a good situation.

Jaylach Site Portal
I NEVER forget... I just remember late.

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

Board index » Advanced Topics » Virtual Machines

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: