Solved

Windows8 OEM to VLK

Posted on 2013-06-20
6
826 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
Simple question:-
Windows8 Home Sony laptop
We have a VLK and access to media and licence downloads.
How do I get this machine to the point where I can get it on the domain preferably without reinstalling the whole shebang.
0
Comment
Question by:petesulli
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 250 total points
ID: 39262215
You cannot put Home on a Domain. You will have to upgrade it to Pro and then put it on the domain.

You should be able to upgrade to Pro using Windows Anytime upgrade without losing your setup or having to reinstall.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Pradeep Dubey
ID: 39262241
PCs running Windows RT or Windows 8 can't join a domain. You can only join a domain if your PC is running Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 Enterprise.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/domain-workgroup-homegroup-what-is-difference

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-8-versions-which-is-right-for-you-1076505
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:marsilies
marsilies earned 250 total points
ID: 39262367
Also Windows 8 doesn't qualify for upgrading using a volume license (unless you're a school or charity). So you'll have to buy a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/windows8.aspx#tab=4
0
Creating Instructional Tutorials  

For Any Use & On Any Platform

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees/users adopt software o& achieve even the most complex tasks instantly. Boost knowledge retention, software adoption & employee engagement with easy solution.

 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39265491
> preferably without reinstalling the whole shebang.
Only possible in 2 hops: first to pro, then to enterprise.
0
 

Author Comment

by:petesulli
ID: 39270978
Well the answer was an anytime upgrade to Pro.
The MAK or VLK is of no use as you guys said.
This is annoying, as it means I could spend half a day re-installing from scratch and messing with drivers etc, and using a licence that we already possess. Or spend money and end up in the same place.
I knew home couldn't be domained.  It never has, that was sorta the point of home.
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39271003
You completely ignored my comment - why? Of course it is possible, just like I described. To upgrade to pro first, you would have to test whether this could be done without paying.
Example: if someone planned to upgrade vista to win8, he would be able to do so in 2 steps: vista->win7->win8. That could be done without paying for win7 because we simply upgrade to 7 and don't need to activate before upgrading a second time to 8.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
This article is a collection of issues that people face from time to time and possible solutions to those issues. I hope you enjoy reading it.
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question