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    [GUIDE] Bypass key input in Windows 8 install

    If you have a Windows 8 disc, or an iso, you can Rip the disc, edit the iso, create one file, and repack the files into an .iso you can burn.

    Tools I used:

    Ashampoo Burning Studio
    7-Zip
    Notepad
    ImgBurn

    So using your favorite burning program, you want to copy the DVD into .ISO format. I used Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 but most all of the burning programs have this function.




    Now that you have an .iso file, use 7-zip to unpack it.




    You will end up with a folder that looks like this:




    Open up the sources folder, and using Notepad create a file called ei.cfg and make it look like this:





    You could alternatively put this:

    [EditionID]
    Core
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0

    Now you need to use ImgBurn to repack the folder into into a burnable .ISO

    Browse to your extracted folder, and select it. Click on advanced, check the box for 'Make Image Bootable' then for Boot Image click browse, navigate to your extracted folder, and in the BOOT folder, select etfsboot.com

    Under Output, you can either choose Device, which will burn it, or Image, which will repack into an .ISO again. Then Click the Build button on the bottom left, it will either burn or repack, whichever you have selected under output.




    Enjoy!!!
    Last edited by Quasimodem; 01-17-2013 at 08:50 AM.
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    a good guide++

    you can also use the following:

    [EditionID]
    Core

    [Channel]
    OEM

    [VL]
    0

    reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh824952.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by rewben View Post
    a good guide++

    you can also use the following:

    [EditionID]
    Core

    [Channel]
    OEM

    [VL]
    0

    reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../hh824952.aspx
    Thanks for the link! I wonder if PID.txt can be edited, and just enter your key...
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    Graphics Card #1ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
    Graphics Card #2ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5
    MonitorDELL U2713HM
    Storage #1SAMSUNG SM843 480GB X2
    Storage #2WD GREEN 3TB X2
    CPU CoolerSWIFTECH H240-X
    CaseNZXT H440
    Power SupplyTHERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER XT PLATINUM 1275W
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    i haven't tried that one; normally i just restore my activation data from my backup.

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    cool, and thanks for sharing, i think it will help most people to upgrade.

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