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So you’ve got a Windows 8.1 ISO, but it is not letting you start the installation before inputting the product key? This is because Windows setup finds out which version khổng lồ install from the Product Key and hence sản phẩm key is needed before proceeding with the installation. But what if you want khổng lồ install & trial Windows 8.1 before purchasing? You can easily force the cài đặt to skip the Product Key kiểm tra & proceed with the installation.

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Skip Product Key Input in Windows 8.1 Setup

To achieve our objective, we need to lớn edit the ei.cfg (edition configuration) tệp tin present inside the /sources folder of the ISO image. All we need to lớn bởi is lớn provide the version details inside this file so that Windows Setup is not needed khổng lồ ask for a hàng hóa key lớn install the appropriate version relevant lớn that sản phẩm key.


If you are going khổng lồ install Windows 8.1 using a USB drive sầu, transfer the installation files to the USB và then proceed lớn step 2. On the other hand if you need khổng lồ create a DVD, open the ISO using a utility such as MagicISO so that the structure is not affected.Browse to lớn the /sources folder.Look for the ei.cfg file & open it in a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++ (preferred). If the tệp tin doesn’t already exist, create a new text document and rename it as ei.cfgNow amend the file depending on the version which is included in your particular copy and the version which you want to lớn install. For Professional edition which will be the best bet for most of the users, paste the following context inkhổng lồ the ei.cfg file. Make sure that anything that already exists in the tệp tin should be cleared first.

ProfessionalRetail0Save sầu the tệp tin and run the Windows 8.1 thiết lập again. The thiết lập will not ask for the Product Key anymore.
This is not a haông xã or anything illegal. The configuration above is supported by Windows installer và is well documented by Microsoft and can also be used on some other versions of Windows as well.

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Monitors Geek says:
April 30, 2021 at 11:12 am

So here is a question or more… So,if I download the windows 8 installation on a USB stichồng & bởi vì all this steps with that text thing will it work?Because on my HDD I don’t have a windows because it’s new


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norman says:
December 1, 20đôi mươi at 4:01 am

did not work. still asking serial number. probably microsoft already know this triông xã anyway.


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Roy Baker says:
May 15, 2020 at 7:21 am

Hi, I’ve saved the tệp tin as ei.cfg but when I try to copy to sources it says there’s not enough space in the sourcesfolder.

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Karthik
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April 23, 20đôi mươi at 6:59 am

Can I install và activate windows 8.1 without product key. can u pls say me how to activate 8.1


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karthik says:
April 23, 20trăng tròn at 5:22 am

in which form we should save the file in sources i have saved it in text khung pls help me


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corsa says:
February 16, 20đôi mươi at 12:04 am

If it doesn’t work, try khổng lồ leave sầu the space in blank instead of putting “Proffesional”. That worked for me.


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... says:
January 10, 20đôi mươi at 5:36 pm

wt# i cant find the thing lol im trying real hard khổng lồ find the .cfg filei cant find it f###


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bharath
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June 19, 2019 at 11:16 am

the thiết đặt has failed khổng lồ validate the product key


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Dodo says:
March 22, 2019 at 11:45 pm

I cant paste not enough space & lặng using dvd


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Sajo8 says:
September 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm

Please give sầu an example of a filled notepad file


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Tyler says:
August 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

If you created ei.cfg, & are having problems it may be because the article has a typo. Try instead of . Worked fine after that.


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Akansha Jakhwal says:
August 2, 2017 at 11:57 am

Whenever i tried to lớn copy ei.cfg tệp tin it shows no space ..what should i do in this case?


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Filesponge says:
July 10, 2017 at 6:49 am

Hi everybody. There’s a lot of messages here, too many for me khổng lồ go through, but I hope this bit of info can help….

It’s really really important that whenevr you make files such as this EI.CFG file, you understand just what’s going on…..

For ‘many’ users (i see this often at work), the computer the EI.CFG tệp tin is created on, isn’t thiết đặt lớn show FILE EXTENSIONS (i don’t mean that as shouting, I just need it emphasised). To make it make sense, the user must understvà what a file extension is before they start creating and renaming these txt files….

A file extension, is a very simple idea that dates back a couple of decades now. It makes it easy for a computer to lớn know what khổng lồ vày with a tệp tin when you double-cliông chồng on it, so a JPG file opens as a picture, a TXT file opens as a text document, a BMPhường is another type of picture, you get the idea?, the thing is, this is easy BUT microsoft decided in their infinate widom (i use the term loosly!) that users don’t need lớn ‘see’ file extensions, so on many versions and setups of Windows, those essential 3 letters are hidden….the files ibé will still show it’s a JPG or a TXT file, but Windows will hide the JPG and TXT extension….& here’s where it gets silly…..

Once you start making up your own ‘special’ files like the EI.CFG thing, Windows gets confused sometimes, và here’s an example of what can happen….

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Create TXT file as mentioned on here, paste the text into it as instructed.Save the tệp tin as EI.CFGWindows thinks HEY, THIS IS A TEXT FILE !!!….và it automatically hides the .TXT tệp tin extension.So you see your tệp tin as EI.CFGBut Windows sees it as EI.CFG.TXT & it hides the TXT bit from you.So you think it’s all wonderful and happy….& the installer thinks URRGHH, I can’t see a tệp tin named…EI.CFG, I can only see a file named EI.CFG.TXT, và it gets ignored
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