Just activated a new install W11 VM with old Technet Win 8.1 key


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Hi folks

looks like a lot of those old Technet keys of W7/W8/W8.1 are still working to activate W11 installs !!!

Just needed a new VM -- got message after boot -- "Windows isn't activated. -- Went to change product key -- entered old technet key used a Windows 8.1 Pro key and Windows activated.

Don't throw away all those old technet keys just yet. !!!!

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I have a Windows 8.1 key in the BIOS. I'm thinking that would activate Windows 8.1 but also Windows 10 and 11 because Microsoft did that thing.
 

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