Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Install Windows 8 without cd-key / activation code

Hi ! This time Microsoft has launched Windows 8, A new metro look for the new upcoming PC / devices.
Specially designed for touch screen devices. Microsoft provided BETA and Release Candidates versions for public. Everybody could download, test and feel WINDOWS 8. But now WINDOWS 8 is released officially as RETAIL and PRO versions.

Now WINDOWS 8 can be purchased from the official site. But now you must have to enter the Activation Code or Key to install Windows 8 on your machine. But I was able to find out a small workaround using which anybody can install WINDOWS 8 without entering the KEY during installation process. You can simply skip entering the KEY for WINDOWS 8.



For this, you have to add a new file to your installation media. Just open NOTEPAD. Type the following as it is:


[EditionID]

[Channel]
Retail

[VL]
0

Save this file as "ei.cfg" and save it into SOURCES folder of windows 8 setup media. Then you can create a bootable DVD or USB using UltraISO or IMGBURN.

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