Backing Up Win10 Activation?

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  1. beta-hunter

    beta-hunter MDL Member

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    is it possible to back up the activation files yet? i tried the old win7/win9 methods and they do not work.
     
  2. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I have been looking into it but it doesn't seem like we know how to backup online activation.
    I'm sure it's possible, but it's more complex than backing up the phone activation, so we haven't figured it out yet.
    It likely involves all sorts of custom guids and registry keys and crap. We don't know exactly.

    From my limited testing, I know that it can definitely check your activation while offline if you disable network, but again we don't know how to reproduce it on a clean install.
     
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  3. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    What is the point it is tied to the Hardware ID of the machine if you upgraded. You would need to be online to get activated on a reinstall.
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    At least it's additionally to all pretty much pointless, since the mechanism made online activation mandatory.
     
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  5. beta-hunter

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    #5 beta-hunter, Jul 30, 2015
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    well that SUCKS! what about backing up phone activation? not everyone has access to the internet. Hellooo Microsoft Tool Kit :p
     
  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The only point is so you can do a clean install with a different motherboard and do phone activation to *fix* it.
    ATM we don't even know if that works, but I've been told from ppl that had to switch hardware that phone activation did it.
     
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  7. Zardoc

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    But will it last? :tasty:
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    .... apropos phone activation, wanna have a laughter? Check OP here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ivation-SEE-MY-CHAT-TRANSCRIPT-WITH-MICROSOFT!
     
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  9. beta-hunter

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    #9 beta-hunter, Jul 30, 2015
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    i know this a "off topic" question but does anyone know how to get "thick" windows borders back i hate Thin windows borders?
     
  10. haxorita

    haxorita MDL Novice

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    I activated Win 8.1 with WMediaCenter key - upgraded to win 10. IS ok permanent activated.
    Now if i install Windows 7 i need activation key or it will be activated? (hardware actication from win10) ?
     
  11. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    I always thought there are HDD monitor softwares able to foresee what has been written to the disk, and use it during the license activation period. :g:
     
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    If you install Windows 7 you'll need a specific Windows 7 key/medicine.
     
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    #13 odiebugs1, Aug 27, 2015
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    This poster reported this, I don't know where he got it from, but I believe DAZ said the same thing.

    So if you save the GT from a activated win 7, you can replace it in a clean 10. Can't do any testing as a few systems are out to friends that will keep them for ever like I don't care.

    Once you activate to 10, the HWID is always there stored, so there's only a few reasons to do this, no real reason to backup when you have one act of 10 and can clean install forever.
     
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  14. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    Would you mind directing me to Daz post?
     
  15. Underclocked

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    Wasn't a post. Was in the chat box. I copied it down as well.
     
  16. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    I wonder Windows 10 activation has anything to do with the Windows 7 SLIC.

    Show me, please?
     
  17. Underclocked

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    Here's what I copied. I hope Daz doesn't mind. I removed a couple of comments by others in the midst of it. He did not mention the slmgr -ato part as above.

    Daz: There is one way to pre-generate your info. It might work as a backup method that ensures activation too.

    Daz: Copy gatherosstate.exe from a Windows 10 10240 ISO

    Daz: Run it on your Windows 7/8 PC

    Daz: It'll output GenuineTicket.xml

    Daz: Fresh install Windows 10 with the internet connection disabled. Once it's installed copy GenuineTicket.xml to C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\clipsvc\genuineticket\

    Daz: Reboot and connect online

    Daz: It'll activate the same as an upgrade
     
  18. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #19 xinso, Aug 27, 2015
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    OK. I see:

    Code:
    Then try a fresh install with the w10 pro ISO with the internet connection disabled. Once it's installed copy GenuineTicket.xml to C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\clipsvc\genuineticket\
    Reboot and connect online
    Thanks.

    So this is NOT the off-line activation backup/restore we are used to.
     
  19. Underclocked

    Underclocked MDL Member

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    I see it only as a way to do a clean install without first doing a full upgrade install.