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  • Hi, I'm trying to install the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso from a dvd on a pc. The setup is asking me to enter a product key !

    Is this normal ?

    Thank's for your answer

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:06 AM

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  • Well, I've tried the 32 bits DVD and setup is not asking for a product key anymore...

    I think it's still really weird because I've also noticed that my 64 bits DVD doesn't run on unsupported CPU, it gives an error before setup starts. So why my x64 is booting well and then asking a product key instead of the 32 bits version...

    Anybody can answer that ?

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:17 AM
  • I tried the x64 but didnt come accross any error as such 
    Akfash Latibu http://www.akfash.com http://technetbrunei.net/blogs/akfash
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:49 AM
  • If you need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview or use the Reset functionality, you might be asked to enter this product key:

    6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498

    If you’re running a server version of Windows Developer Preview, you can use this product key:

    4Y8N3-H7MMW-C76VJ-YD3XV-MBDKV

    Note: These product keys are only for use with the Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8.


    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin | Notebooks | Microsoft MVP

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:15 AM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:15:44 +0000, Andre Da Costa [MVP] wrote:

    If you need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview or use the Reset functionality, you might be asked to enter this product key:

    <snip>


    If you?re running a server version of Windows Developer Preview, you can use this product key:

    <snip>


    Note: These product keys are only for use with the Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8.

    Where did these keys come from?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Death is a nonmaskable interrupt.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:50 AM
  • Paul I suspect they came from this post.

     

    I just made it a sticky to make it a bit easier to find

     

    Hope this helps

    BillFill - MSFT

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:56 AM
    Owner
  • If you need to reinstall Windows Developer Preview or use the Reset functionality, you might be asked to enter this product key:

    6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498

    If you’re running a server version of Windows Developer Preview, you can use this product key:

    4Y8N3-H7MMW-C76VJ-YD3XV-MBDKV

    Note: These product keys are only for use with the Windows Developer Preview version of Windows 8.


    Teching It Easy: With Windows |ActiveWin | Notebooks | Microsoft MVP

     

    Thank's for your reply but unfortunally your product keys are invalid... (Unable to verify your product key. Please re-check your key.)
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:56 AM
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:56:05 +0000, BillFill [MSFT] wrote:

    Paul I suspect they came from this post.

    Thanks Bill!


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    You had mail, but the super-user read it, and deleted it!

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:01 PM
  • Jiggy35,   Could you confirm which Version and Key combination you have attempted that did not work??     As mentioned the original source is here

    Thanks

    BillFill

     

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:05 PM
    Owner
  • On Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:56:05 +0000, BillFill [MSFT] wrote:

    Paul I suspect they came from this post. <http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/ea402fb2-7192-4599-b999-22ad6b28c55a>

    ?

    I just made it a sticky to make it a bit easier to find

    One additional question Bill. There's a file on the ISO in the sources
    folder called product.ini that seems to contain a ton of product keys. Are
    any of those useable?


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    I am still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:31 PM
  • Jiggy35,   Could you confirm which Version and Key combination you have attempted that did not work??     As mentioned the original source is here

    Thanks

    BillFill

     

     

    I'm using this ISO : WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English.iso

    I've tries those keys :

    6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498

    4Y8N3-H7MMW-C76VJ-YD3XV-MBDKV

    I'm using a normal workstation, I mean no server.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:35 PM
  • I've tested most of the key in the product.ini file located in the sources folder and none of them are valid. I've tried the one that are called Prerelease because as the end of the ini file you can find this :

    [BuildInfo]
    staged=PRERELEASE

    So a Prerelease product key might be needed to succeed...

    But still no luck...

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:48 PM
  • Would like to add that I'm experiencing a similar issue.

     

    ISO:WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso

    The aforementioned keys do not work:

    6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498

    4Y8N3-H7MMW-C76VJ-YD3XV-MBDKV

     

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:03 PM
  • Ok Here is what I would recommend.

    First try to redownload the ISO and Retry.

    If that does not work we would really encourage you to file a bug on this.  

    You can file a Setup Bug by joining the connect Site and clicking the Feedback menu and the Feedback Button.

    The instructions for joining Connect are:

    Please visit the Windows Connect site to provide feedback on the Windows Developer Preview release. If you are prompted for an invitation code, please enter the following key. MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    https://connect.microsoft.com/site1147/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=7221&InvitationID=MSDN-76H9-3CFP

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:27 PM
    Owner
  • Additional information:

    Several people in this thread seem to be having success with this problem with redownloading the ISO and reburning. Some are having success by clicking skip.

    Please Let us know how that works out.

     

    BillFill MSFT

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:09 AM
    Owner
  • Thank you, I'm not a msdn partner but got the tools without registration (?)

    Anyway I'm happy I can help microsoft improve their products! Just think it'd be a good idea to have them pre-installed for everyone.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:34 AM
  • Hi,

    Just wanted to follow up here.    In most installs there isn't a prompt for a Product Key.   If you are prompted for one during an install from a USB bootable thumb drive I would recommend you take a look at the steps listed here .   There are some very specific things you need to do when setting this up.

    Hope this helps,

    BillFill 

    Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:18 AM
    Owner
  • Same here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BXkwiubjHk

    I have tried with DVD.

     

    Friday, September 23, 2011 10:30 AM