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Windows Developer Preview: Activation Problem

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  • Hello I downloaded the 32bit version of Windows Developer Preview and i am having a problem with activating WIndows Developer Preview, I fount a file in the sources file on the Copy of the Windows Developer Preview, i fount the product key in the pid file, the key was 6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498,

    I found this on the msdn forums =  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/ea402fb2-7192-4599-b999-22ad6b28c55a

    With someone having the same problem, I cant boot the iso file from boot, the only way i can do the setup is to install the windows 7 enterprise 90-day free trial and then insert the disc into the computer and tell the virtual pc to load the setup. it says my PC can run  the developer preview but then it comes up with Checking Product Key, I have contacted Microsoft Support but they couldnt get access to developer infomation. I can not skip the product key and enter it late, it expects me to enter a correct product key, i tryed entering those keys and it then comes up with This Product Key didnt work. Please check it and try again. Also Microsoft Support sayed this is a developer issue.

    Is there any other way of me getting a new product key, or get pass the activation, I realy want to try out windows 8 but i need to get this problem fixed 
    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:53 PM

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  • I was able to get past the activation because I installed on a virtual machine. Make a VM with a blank hard disk, and power it up. THen, quickly set the DVD Drive as the Windows 8 ISO. The install should complete correctly.


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    • Proposed as answer by 4053570ytheg123 Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:18 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by TDUupdaterHD Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:20 PM
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    Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:17 AM

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  • I was able to get past the activation because I installed on a virtual machine. Make a VM with a blank hard disk, and power it up. THen, quickly set the DVD Drive as the Windows 8 ISO. The install should complete correctly.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by 4053570ytheg123 Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:18 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by TDUupdaterHD Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by TDUupdaterHD Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:20 PM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 1:17 AM
  • the only problem with that is that it comes up with the bsod after the boot screen

    :(
    Your PC ran into a problem that it couldnt handle, and now it needs to restart

    You can search for the error online: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED

    • Edited by TDUupdaterHD Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:01 PM
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:59 PM