data.dat swap activation method not working?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by JorgeLopez, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. JorgeLopez

    JorgeLopez MDL Novice

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    Hello everyone,

    I recently activated my copy of windows 8 wmc with these methods (sorry for the cutoff, I don't have enough posts)

    /threads/38661-Activating-Microsoft-Windows-8-Pro-with-media-center-for-free-with-legitimate-key!/page64?p=691229&viewfull=1#post691229

    /threads/38661-Activating-Microsoft-Windows-8-Pro-with-media-center-for-free-with-legitimate-key!/page82?p=693477&viewfull=1#post693477

    However, they don't seem to work anymore. After installing the key again after replacing the data.dat in the spp/store folder with a working one, Windows overwrites the new data.dat with a different one, resulting in the activation method failing.

    I think they just very recently fixed this method, because I installed a copy of w8wmc for my brother today using this method and 2 hours later the method failed on my laptop.

    Can anyone else confirm?
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Don't start a new thread just post on the threads you listed above and I will help you
     
  3. JorgeLopez

    JorgeLopez MDL Novice

    Jan 3, 2013
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    Ahhhh, sorry.

    Will do
     
  4. Chris10Lyn

    Chris10Lyn MDL Novice

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    still working fine in my acer netbook lenovo netbook and desktop.
     
  5. JorgeLopez

    JorgeLopez MDL Novice

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    Did you just recently reinstall your copy of Windows 8? As in today after 6 PM EST?