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Alish
03-18-2013, 03:25 AM
Hi, guys! I have a laptop Asus G75vx. It includes 1tb of HDD with Windows 8 OEM.
Recently i bought new SSD, and decided to install retail version of Windows 8 pro on it to increase OS performance.

When installation starts, it gives me an error: The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key

I did research about this issue, and still coudnt find a solution to resolve this problem.

I also created USB boot Windows 8 pro with PID.txt file with including OEM product key.

Nothing helps to avoid this error.

Any ideas??????

ZeroBarrier
03-18-2013, 04:13 AM
I'm starting to lose my faith in humanity, seriously.

You need a PRO key to install PRO, your G75VX was just the basic Windows 8 non-pro.

Dreamonic
03-18-2013, 04:42 AM
I'm starting to lose my faith in humanity, seriously.*

You need a PRO key to install PRO, your G75VX was just the basic Windows 8 non-pro.

Kinda ignorant thing to say, don't you think?

*....so am I

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I think what Alish is saying is the factory OEM key string is being used automatically, the one that is used with the preinstalled Windows 8 on the G's when he tries to install his retail Windows 8 Pro, because that would imply he has a retail Windows 8 Pro key.

He's not using the key that came with his laptop, he can't even put his new key in... that's the problem.

That's what I gathered anyway.

There is an option in the bios to disable this but I don't really remember it since I'm running on an unlocked one and removed it. What I can tell you is it's trying to insert the key that is embedded in the bios for automatic OEM activation. Obviously it won't work with a different version of Windows 8 so that's why you get that error.


Someone else will have to assist you further, that's all I got.


Cheers.

Vicodin
03-18-2013, 05:35 AM
I am going to send someone your way to help you with this. He can help you change the key that is embedded, to the new one you have with the Windows 8 pro. For some reason Asus felt the need to embed the Windows 8 Product Key into the bios or somewhere. Making it hell for someone who wan'ts to change Windows version.

Pitcher@asus
03-18-2013, 06:45 AM
are you using ghost from original HDD to new HDD, or just install win 8 OS to new HDD than key the product key?

bignazpwns
03-18-2013, 06:51 AM
Instal windows 8 home prem oem. upgrade to windows 8 pro. Problem solved.

Vicodin
03-18-2013, 08:56 AM
Instal windows 8 home prem oem. upgrade to windows 8 pro. Problem solved.

Or that works too. LOL I think he bought Windows 8 pro disk from a store, but you are right. I am sure he can use the product key off of it for the upgrade as well. All though the upgrade probably would of been cheaper...

dstrakele
03-18-2013, 09:38 AM
I also created USB boot Windows 8 pro with PID.txt file with including OEM product key.


The Product ID in the PID.txt file will supercede the one embedded in the BIOS during Windows 8 installation (see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2796988).

You had the right idea in using the PID.txt file to input the Windows 8 Product ID. You just put the wrong Product ID in that file. You should've created the file with the RETAIL Windows 8 PRO Product ID.

rewben
03-18-2013, 01:27 PM
Hi, guys! I have a laptop Asus G75vx. It includes 1tb of HDD with Windows 8 OEM.
Recently i bought new SSD, and decided to install retail version of Windows 8 pro on it to increase OS performance.

When installation starts, it gives me an error: The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key

I did research about this issue, and still coudnt find a solution to resolve this problem.

I also created USB boot Windows 8 pro with PID.txt file with including OEM product key.

Nothing helps to avoid this error.

Any ideas??????

hi @Alish, first in the bios you should disable 'secureboot' and 'fast boot'; and enable 'launch csm'.

i think your steps were correct, except for the key part. to install w8 pro, you need w8 pro key (like what @ZeroBarrier and @dstrakele pointed out).

now assuming you have a usb stick at x:\

1. format it with fat32;
2. copy all the contents in the windows 8 pro installation disk to x:\
3. put your w8 pro key in x:\sources\PID.txt (if it's not there create it), like this:
[PID]
Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

(for more information read here (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28632-Windows-8-Clean-Install&p=219961&viewfull=1#post219961))

good luck.

ZeroBarrier
03-18-2013, 06:34 PM
Kinda ignorant thing to say, don't you think?

Not at all. Look around, we're in an enthusiast level hardware forum reading/answering the very basic of questions daily. Don't get me wrong though, I'm all for helping out; it's just a little annoying seeing such basic problems posted on an enthusiast forum.


I think what Alish is saying is the factory OEM key string is being used automatically, the one that is used with the preinstalled Windows 8 on the G's when he tries to install his retail Windows 8 Pro, because that would imply he has a retail Windows 8 Pro key.

He's not using the key that came with his laptop, he can't even put his new key in... that's the problem.

That's what I gathered anyway.

He clearly states he included his OEM key in the PID.txt file when he created a bootable Win 8 USB key. Now this tell me one of two things, he figured his OEM key would work on a PRO install, or he just didn't realize they use totally different keys.

Obtaining an iso of Windows off the web is legal and fairly trivial. So who's to say he bought the PRO license? He could have just downloaded an iso without ever having thought that he needed to buy the proper license (key) to get it to install/activate.

JordanPop
03-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Zero

You do have the ability to read or not read any thread on any forum. Forums are here for help regardless of Tech level. I am apart of many forums where I am very knowledgable. At this forum I will be asking a bunch of "stupid" questions. That cool with you?

xeromist
03-18-2013, 11:31 PM
Not at all. Look around, we're in an enthusiast level hardware forum reading/answering the very basic of questions daily. Don't get me wrong though, I'm all for helping out; it's just a little annoying seeing such basic problems posted on an enthusiast forum.

For better or worse remedial support issues have really driven traffic to this site. Some of those that come for the help stay for the enthusiast chat. So whether or not the current mix of users and topics is what anyone might hope for, it is inextricably linked with the success of the forum.

People will keep coming and asking questions so the only choice is how we will manage that. If you have feedback on how to make it easier for enthusiasts and help-seekers to keep their topics separate yet easier to use then please feel free to provide some feedback in the feedback forum.

Alish
03-19-2013, 08:27 PM
I actually used both keys, and they were not accepted. So what I did, I download different Windows ISO, then pasted PID.txt with factory OEM product key. And successfully installed clean windows 8 on my SSD. Now Iam finnaly happy!

Anyway thank you guys! I hope this thread will other uses with same issue

But problem is that this is not Windows 8 pro. I think it just windows 8.

Anyway booting time 9 seconds. Iam very happy. Works faster!!! And very responsive!!!

Dr4g0n36
03-19-2013, 08:57 PM
this last one is the 100% working method, also because if a notebook has w8 key embedded, you will have ALWAYS problem, even if you buy a new serial with new dvd. you have always to edit ISO/DVD with the file PID.txt, or BIOS will EVER put in serial space the embedded serial, giving you an error. Fortunately, the W8 installer will search first in DVD root and then in BIOS memory, so this workaround will be fine.

Obviously, there's nothing illegal in this solution, also described in official Microsoft forum.