Go Back   TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 29-09-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 22
Windows update fails in Windows 8 x64 bit Professional Release Version

I have Windows 8 RTM installed in my computer which of 64-bit version. I want to convert this RTM version in retail version to get the Windows 8 Pro in my computer. I have purchased Windows 8 RTM from legal source and even paid for it. I even have the product key along with it. But whenever I try to get the retail version of Windows 8, the process fails. Can someone tell me why this is happening?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 29-09-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 334
Re: Windows update fails in Windows 8 x64 bit Professional Release Version

Actually the retail version of Windows 8 is not yet released. It is scheduled to be released on 26th October 2012. Till then you will have to use Windows 8 RTM only. It is good that you have the product key of Windows 8 with you and you can use it on the day the retail version is released. On the day of release or any day after that, to activate the Windows 8 retail version, you will need to go in Run, which is by pressing ?Windows + R?. Then here you will have to type, slui.exe 3 and press Ok button. Now you will find the option to insert the 25 digit product key. After inserting the product key, you will find the product key being processed online and then a success message.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-10-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 380
Re: Windows update fails in Windows 8 x64 bit Professional Release Version

Another method to activate the Windows 8 retail version is by going in the Elevated Command Prompt and typing the following command
slmgr.vbs /ipk #####-#####-#####-#####-#####.
Here in this command, replace the ?#? formation with the product key that you have got and press Enter. This will give you a success message and will activate the Windows 8 retail version in your system.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-10-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 308
Re: Windows update fails in Windows 8 x64 bit Professional Release Version

I think this whole process of going in the Elevated Command Prompt and running a command or going in the Run and doing all the steps is too hard for understanding for people from non-technical background. I think developers should make some provision for the activation on their website. I mean a small application or maybe online activation would be helpful. Also Windows 8 is so different from Windows XP and Windows 7, I think an online solution for activation will be best.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Software > Operating Systems
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Windows update fails in Windows 8 x64 bit Professional Release Version"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Update fails with an error code 80096002 in Windows 8 Thomas Hewitt Operating Systems 2 01-10-2012 11:40 AM
Confusion with Windows 7 Professional 64bit version Upgrade vs OEM vs full install MicroDon Operating Systems 3 17-12-2010 03:26 AM
MS Office 2010 Professional Plus on Windows 7 fails with "Installation of the package failed" Bon-hwa Windows Software 5 16-10-2010 01:02 AM
This pre-release version of Windows 7 Ultimate will expire in 0 hours Mr.Macroney Operating Systems 5 02-04-2010 08:28 PM
Windows Search Service fails after Windows update Lewej Windows Update 3 24-10-2008 11:43 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 10:29 AM.