Can't rename Tokens.dat and other problems...

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mn3mic, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Mn3mic

    Mn3mic MDL Novice

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    Hey!

    I tried a few things you suggested on the forum and non of them worked...
    Let me explain what the problem is...

    I installed 2 months ago the Win7 Ult RTM 7600 x86 (I check the hash size).
    After the 30 day trial period I activated it using Win7Vista Toolkit 1.8.

    It worked like a charm, but then one day MS got me, and now I have the stupid activation and validation messages everywhere.

    I first tried to remove the cr**k via the ToolKit I used to activate it, it worked, but I couldn't activate it again.
    I tried different loaders they all said the same thing, tokens.dat is modified, please repair the file...

    I found this forum and I then tried all of the things mentioned in the Win7 Repository, but non of them worked.

    The first thing is, when I try to rename the tokens.dat via CMD I get the following message: "The process cannot access the file because it is used by another process."

    So then I tried to put back the 30 day trial period as described on the forum and used the key provided on the link, but that didn't work either...

    Then a buddy gave me his Win7 ultimate genuine key (He installed the same version as I did and bought a key) and tried to enter it to register my Win7 but it gives me the following error: "0xc004F014" and says that it is not a valid Win7 key which is impossible....

    So is there any way that I can enter the genuine key and get it to work or activate it or something besides reinstalling it all over again, cause atm I am very short on time and nerves...

    Any help is appreciated and if you need more info I will gladly provide it.

    Also, sry if there is an answer to this, I just couldn't find it on the forum :(
     
  2. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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  3. Mn3mic

    Mn3mic MDL Novice

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    Yeah, I tried Hazars loader and I ran the commands as admin and I did restart the PC 2 times, but as I said there was no use in restarting it anyway, since it gave me the error that I can't rename the tokens.dat as I mentioned earlier.

    The key given to me was used to activate his windows, he said that his version was allowed to activate win7 10 times and that I should only use it once and then make a image file so when something goes bad I can restore it back...

    But as I said, I'm kinda stuck at where I am now...

    The MAK key thing I don't fully understand, I read that article before I cam to this forum...

    So if you could explain it a bit I would be very grateful...
     
  4. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    As you declare, the key you are using will activate 10 computers, so it may be a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) and is used for one-time activation of a computer with MS hosted activation services.

    To activate you must be connected to Internet to get an independent activation. But these keys has a limited number of activations and if this number is achieved you cannot activate your system. Did you received that error message when you trying to activate windows over the internet?

    If the answer is yes, perhaps the maximum number of activatons for that key was achieved and your key is useless.

    For the tokens.dat thing try to take ownership of the file before you rename it.

    Follow this guide: http://www.mydigitallife.net/2007/05/25/how-to-take-ownership-and-grant-permissions-in-windows-vista/.
     
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  5. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Not entirely sure, but wasnt Toolkit 1.8 one the early tools that 'activated' the RTM by using pkey and tokens from the beta?

    If so then this is probably why it doesnt accept any other keys now.

    Restoring the RTM files via a sfc /scannow ought to do the trick then...
     
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  6. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    It Is a msdn retail key Mak key msdn can do 500 pro or enterprise installs :D:confused::rolleyes::rolleyes::D and yes it uses rc files and makes into a franky build so you have to restore the changed files back and used the msdn retail key and use the Token Restore to backup the key for any reinstall you may do Read here to http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7126
     
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  7. steinom

    steinom MDL Novice

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    In stead of troubling with this problem I wold have formated C: and make a fresh install to solve the problem ):
    Good luck
     
  8. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    He's right

    This used the old and discredited Frankenbuild type patch that M$ disabled way back when Vista was a baby.

    Never use this crap.

    I'd reinstall myself.

    I wouldn't try to activate the system as it is without restoring the original files that this so-called activator patches - even then you don't know what M$ has done to your system when it discovered you were a pirate.
     
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