1. Tiger-1

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    Does it have the option to remove an existing key?
    A gui app will be easier to use by her, who is an average user, and it will save me lots of time from moving through the city during the quarantine.
     
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    #8043 NoTears, Nov 21, 2020
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    This is strange, you said that the pc came with win10 pre-installed so building on that, why using a stolen key for activation since if it the pc was bought with win10 preinstalled as you pretend, the key present in the MSDM table in the bios should have been used to activate win10 automatically unless the win10 edition installed currently is different from the win 10 edition which was pre-installed.
    Anyway, if there are no corrupted files in the system, there is a tool which you can use to activate your win10 with digital license. It is not allowed here but you can find it easily by googling it (simply type "massgravel" and you'll find it. the machine has to be connected to internet.
    Otherwise you can choose kms tools as "KMS_VL_ALL" for the activation which will also do the job.
     
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    #8045 mdl052020, Nov 21, 2020
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    First check if activation is there in form of MSDM table inside BIOS via this command :

    wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

    if it result in some key as answer then dont use any of the scripts below.

    cscript slmgr /upk
    [ uninstall product key]

    slmgr /dlv
    [get status]

    slmgr /cpky
    [clear product key from registry]

    slmgr /xpr
    [ get activation status]
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    This is what is shown when a KMS activation is used.

    What key do you want to "remove"? If it was KMS activated before, it already will have the gVLK inserted.

    You can run the QT from here, it will report all info about the activation used, and it will show if the laptop contains a MSDM bioskey.
     
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    @NoTears
    Well, it is a refurbiushed laptop. It may had w8 when it was first released. I have no idea where its new key has come from. Also, as Enthousiast suggests, it may have been kms activated.

    @Tiger-1
    No doubt it is, but I would rather avoid it. We are in the middle of a lockdown here for some reason.

    @mdl052020
    Thank you, I hope they work!

    @Enthousiast
    I did not know that about kms, thanks for the info. If it was kms activated, can I enter a regular key as usual and have it reactivated?
     
  8. mdl052020

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    #8048 mdl052020, Nov 22, 2020
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    cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk <yours purchased win10 product key>

    ipk = [install product key]

    Edit :

    cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ato

    ato = [activate online]

    Code:
    cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /?
    
    Windows Software Licensing Management Tool
    
    Global Options:
    /ipk <Product Key>
        Install product key (replaces existing key)
    /ato [Activation ID]
        Activate Windows
    /dli [Activation ID | All]
        Display license information (default: current license)
    /dlv [Activation ID | All]
        Display detailed license information (default: current license)
    /xpr [Activation ID]
        Expiration date for current license state
    
    Advanced Options:
    /cpky
        Clear product key from the registry (prevents disclosure attacks)
    /ilc <License file>
        Install license
    /rilc
        Re-install system license files
    /rearm
        Reset the licensing status of the machine
    /rearm-app <Application ID>
        Reset the licensing status of the given app
    /rearm-sku <Activation ID>
        Reset the licensing status of the given sku
    /upk [Activation ID]
        Uninstall product key
    
    /dti [Activation ID]
        Display Installation ID for offline activation
    /atp <Confirmation ID> [Activation ID]
        Activate product with user-provided Confirmation ID
    
    Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Client Options:
    /skms <Name[:Port] | : port> [Activation ID]
        Set the name and/or the port for the KMS computer this machine will use. IPv6 address must be specified in the format [hostname]:port
    /ckms [Activation ID]
        Clear name of KMS computer used (sets the port to the default)
    /skms-domain <FQDN> [Activation ID]
        Set the specific DNS domain in which all KMS SRV records can be found. This setting has no effect if the specific single KMS host is set via /skms option.
    /ckms-domain [Activation ID]
        Clear the specific DNS domain in which all KMS SRV records can be found. The specific KMS host will be used if set via /skms. Otherwise default KMS auto-discovery will be used.
    /skhc
        Enable KMS host caching
    /ckhc
        Disable KMS host caching
    
    Volume Licensing: Token-based Activation Options:
    /lil
        List installed Token-based Activation Issuance Licenses
    /ril <ILID> <ILvID>
        Remove installed Token-based Activation Issuance License
    /ltc
        List Token-based Activation Certificates
    /fta <Certificate Thumbprint> [<PIN>]
        Force Token-based Activation
    
    Volume Licensing: Key Management Service (KMS) Options:
    /sprt <Port>
        Set TCP port KMS will use to communicate with clients
    /sai <Activation Interval>
        Set interval (minutes) for unactivated clients to attempt KMS connection. The activation interval must be between 15 minutes (min) and 30 days (max) although the default (2 hours) is recommended.
    /sri <Renewal Interval>
        Set renewal interval (minutes) for activated clients to attempt KMS connection. The renewal interval must be between 15 minutes (min) and 30 days (max) although the default (7 days) is recommended.
    /sdns
        Enable DNS publishing by KMS (default)
    /cdns
        Disable DNS publishing by KMS
    /spri
        Set KMS priority to normal (default)
    /cpri
        Set KMS priority to low
    /act-type [Activation-Type] [Activation ID]
        Set activation type to 1 (for AD) or 2 (for KMS) or 3 (for Token) or 0 (for all).
    
    Volume Licensing: Active Directory (AD) Activation Options:
    /ad-activation-online <Product Key> [Activation Object name]
        Activate AD (Active Directory) forest with user-provided product key
    /ad-activation-get-iid <Product Key>
        Display Installation ID for AD (Active Directory) forest
    /ad-activation-apply-cid <Product Key> <Confirmation ID> [Activation Object name]
        Activate AD (Active Directory) forest with user-provided product key and Confirmation ID
    /ao-list
        Display Activation Objects in AD (Active Directory)
    /del-ao <Activation Object DN | Activation Object RDN>
        Delete Activation Objects in AD (Active Directory) for user-provided Activation Object
    

    Re Edit :
    Before Executing all these Scripts as suggested by me User must First check if activation is there in form of MSDM table inside BIOS via this command :

    wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
     
  9. Enthousiast

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    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Removing keys is not really a good advise, but the MSDM key can never be removed by commands, so there was none.
     
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    it means that MSDM table is not present inside BIOS. so its safe to use any activation method either kms or hwid digital.
     
  13. Enthousiast

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    #8054 Enthousiast, Nov 27, 2020
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    #8056 Henry457, Nov 29, 2020 at 07:13
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    Hello brothers
    Kindly provide link to download Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 v2009 MSDN b19042.630 x64.ISO English.
    Also provide link to download activator for this version .
    Thank you so much
     
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    #8058 huskyhunter, Nov 30, 2020 at 09:04
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    Confirmed.

    this no longer works on 20H2 (20h1.1+EP+latest CU & SSU & DotNET) ISO clean installation

    Any (new) workaround posted or discussed anywhere else?