How to bypass product key while installing Windows 8

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Microsoft has released Windows 8 to MSDN/TechNet subscribers and few other channels starting from August 15th. Few weeks ago; I got lucky to lay hands on it and I noticed that Windows 8 doesn’t allow keyless installation, like Windows 7, by default.
windows 8 setup product key
But after doing some R&D I have found a way to bypass the product key wizard while performing the installation. And in this article, you’ll learn how to suppress product key prompt while installing Windows 8.
Note: The following method is effective, legal, and does not requires a lot of technical expertise.

Prerequisites:

How To:

  1. First of all, Download and extract the ISO file of Windows 8 RTM version you own.
  2. Open Notepad to create a file with following code structure and save as ei.cfg in Sources folder.
  3. [EditionID]
    {Edition ID}
    [Channel]
    {Channel Type}
    [VL]
    {Volume License}
    The edition configuration file (EI.cfg) determines which edition of Windows to install and which license to use during Windows Setup. Where {Edition ID} must be a valid Windows Edition ID such as Core, Pro and Enterprise. {Channel Type} can be OEM or Retail. {Volume License} can be 1 (True) or 0 (False). For example:
    [EditionID]
    Core
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
  4. Now create the bootable ISO and burn your product key prompt suppressed Windows 8 installation disc

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About the Author :
Am Hari Krishnan .Currently, I'm preparing a delicious meal... I take ingredients from the tech world... I have already used 2 tea spoons of software, 3 table spoons of network, a cup of linux and Windows, a jug of web and many more tasty ingredients!!

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