About Pidgen....conflicting results....

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Rickkins, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Before we start, I'll freely admit that I am likely just not understanding and/or using it right, but that's what I'm trying to figure out.......

    So, I open pidgen, and paste in the key I used to kms it, and it comes back 'valid'.
    However, when I search out the key (C:\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\pkeyconfig\pkeyconfig-csvlk.xrm-ms) results come back 'invalid'. It's making my brain hurt.

    What does it all mean...??

    Thanks.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    There is a Pidgen thread already opened by you :eek:
     
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  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    i wonder if instantbird works in 8
     
  4. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    #4 Rickkins, Jan 23, 2013
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    Yea, you're right. Crap. I should have just added to that one... but well I guess I just should have. Sorry.

    I'm kinda just stuck trying to figure out what I don't know, much less what I do.

    Anyhoo, I edited the title to allow it to sink into oblivion.
     
  5. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    your kms key obviously comes back invalid if checking it with an xrm-ms file that is for CSvlk since a kms key is Gvlk
     
  6. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    It may be obvious to you, but to me... not so much.
    Would you care to elaborate...??
    Thanks.
     
  7. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Anybody..?? Sorry for asking what may seem like dumb questions, but I'm still trying to figure out what questions to ask...
     
  8. Jachra

    Jachra MDL Member

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    Within the xrm-ms file, there is a section called <tm:infoBin name="pkeyConfigData"> which contains a Base64 encoded information.
    If you decode that, then you can read what information the pidgenx.dll uses to determine what your key is and if it is a valid one.
    The CSVL xrm-ms file contains different information in the encoded pkeyConfigData than the non-CSVLK version. So a product key might be valid in the NON-CSVLK version based on the information in the encoded part, but not in the CSVLK version.