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    KB2691586 - Update to enable KMS hosts to activate Windows 8 PCs

    Microsoft released a hotfix today to enable Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 KMS hosts to activate Windows 8 PCs. Could be useful if you are deploying any Windows 8 PCs over the summer holidays.

    Source: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691586

    This update extends the Key Management Service (KMS) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow enterprise licensing of Windows 8.

    KMS provides support for the following KMS client activations:

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)

    Key Management Service (KMS) uses a KMS host key to activate KMS on a KMS host, and to establish a local activation service in your environment. This update extends support for KMS to provide activation for Windows 8.

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    I wonder if it will work with activating Server 2012 KMS key?

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    Windows 8! I've only just done 7!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Windows 8! I've only just done 7!!!
    and if you are @SimpleSi you have only just got to grips with Win98 SE!

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    and if you are @SimpleSi you have only just got to grips with Win98 SE!
    At least I don't spend time and money chasing the Microsoft rainbow - if it works - leave it alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    At least I don't spend time and money chasing the Microsoft rainbow - if it works - leave it alone
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    The fact that 98SE is a security risk due to bugs, no AV firm support 98 really now, Capita and Serco long since went 98?! for SIMS / Facility Support, most developers have ditched 98 for testing...... Time to move on with the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    most developers have ditched 98 for testing
    most malware writers ditched Win98 testing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    most malware writers ditched Win98 testing too.
    Thats because it was a solved problem

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