I ve 2 doubts: 1--->i know how people use to take backup of their activated license of windows by copy-paste(ing) the windows/system32/spp folder in a separate hard drive or pen drive and reactivate again after a fresh format on the same pc with the SAME VERSION of windows by deleting the fresh preinstalled key and then restoring the folder in safe mode after using net stop sppsvc command. I am curious to know if I ve activated a license on x86 windows(say win 8 pro), then can I use its license files(spp folder) to activate the same version of windows(win 8 pro), but of x64 architecture. as far the use of advanced tokens manager is concerned, it was possible to do so, but the software has not been updated for the use with windows "8.1" version, so I am unable to take its backup. 2--->I would also like to know, if I create a system image of my activated windows using "RECIMG" software, and then if I use its backup to restore in a freshly installed DE-activated windows(obviously in the same version of windows where the backup was taken), then will my OS be activated or do I ve to activate it again???? Please help.