I’m trying to use my Windows 8 Pro UK oem License to activate Windows 8. I’ve downloaded two Windows 8.1 Pro ISOs and both tell me either, “the key didn’t work”, or “can’t use OEM key for retail setup”. I’m at a loss since this is a new computer build and I’ve downloaded probably 12GB+ of data which I think is a lot. Downloaded ISOs using media creation tool, and windows8-setup.exe from Microsoft. I’ve also read countless forums about adding PID.txt and EI.CFG to sources folder but this didn’t help.
Tried using generic keys provided on some websites to install Windows 8, and then use “slmgr /upk” and “slui 3” commands to change to my own product key after install finishes, but this didn’t work either. I still get, “The key didn’t work, please check it and try again, or try a different key.”. The only ISO I haven’t tried is the Enterprise trial version, but I don’t think that’ll work.
Is it possible it doesn’t work since I currently live is Israel and the ISOs aren’t international or UK compatible? The IS’s are only labelled “Windows.iso”.
If anyone could please help it would be much appreciated!
Thank you and kind regards