1.    06 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    windows 8.1 pro x64

    create skipable product key installation ISO


    Im not trying to do anything illegal or anything but i want to create a skipable installation iso. Ive been able to successfully do this with windows 8/8.1. The reason for me to do this is I work at a computer repair shop and we do a lot of installs. To keep up a fast pace i find it easier to skip the product key initially and activate it later. I cant seem to find the ei.efg file to edit. Perhaps they changed the format of the install..Thanks for the help

    https://www.techmesto.com/install-windows-8-1-without-product-key/
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  2.    06 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
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    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    You should be able to skip the product key currently. Are you just not finding it? Lower left-hand side, called "Do this later"

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  3.    06 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Put the generic Windows 10 product key that everyone gets from an upgrade into an unattended.xml answer file:
    Download AutoUnattend.xml For Windows 10

    You'll probably have to make different DVDs for Home and Pro, each with their respective product key in the answer file.
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  4.    06 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    As per DustSailor comment above you can leave key till later, Microsoft are now allowing install of clean win 10 install without a prior version as long as you have the legitimate key for that prior up-gradable version.
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  5.    07 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    windows 8.1 pro x64
    Thread Starter

    ill check out about adding that file thanks for the info...

    and perhaps i just jumped the gun and didnt pay close enough attention. if MS allows you to skip the key as is then thats even better for me..... Thanks again. Sorry i didnt notice the do it later option....
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  6.    08 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Muffy View Post
    As per DustSailor comment above you can leave key till later, Microsoft are now allowing install of clean win 10 install without a prior version as long as you have the legitimate key for that prior up-gradable version.
    I thought that was only for recent Insider builds, not for the versions you get from the Media Creation Tool??
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