GUIDE: How to backup and restore Windows 8 activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by JaguarXJ12, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Raj-Aryan

    Raj-Aryan MDL Novice

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    I am using HP Laptop that was shipped with Windows 8 64 Bit (OEM). If I backup the STORE Folder and download and install Windows 8 64 Bit (Retail), those are available online then after restoring the STORE Folder will I get Windows 8 activated ?
     
  2. MDL After Death

    MDL After Death MDL Novice

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    Clonezilla is another backup option that is free, powerful, and open source.

    Phone Activation via Skype is the best and permanent genuine solution at the moment.
     
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  3. rlb1947

    rlb1947 MDL Novice

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    so how do we do a full backup of win8.1 ? thanks
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 Has left at his own request

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    Acronis True Image (paid) or AOMEI Backup (free) and several others are needed. Windows holds his own tool for this, but the backup will be huge, due to lower compression.
     
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  5. melwin

    melwin MDL Novice

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    I have a question.

    If I use Acronis and make a full backup of my windows 8.1 enterprise built 9600.

    and If I restore my back up my windows 8.1 still active and genius right ?

    sorry,for my bad english
    :eek:


     
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  6. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    if you have activated with MAK then logikal will be still activated
    if is activated KMS 180 days then NO (time is running)
     
  7. melwin

    melwin MDL Novice

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    @LostED Thanks for the answer.

    I mean, I already active my windows 8.1 via Skype

    and if I format my PC and use full backup form Acronis my windows will still genius right ? :eek:
     
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  8. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    yes (logical)
     
  9. melwin

    melwin MDL Novice

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    I have 1 more question :)

    If I install windows 8.1 in VM and I can make it genius by active via Skype

    And if I make full backup of that windows with Acronis .

    Can I use that backup in another windows ?

    and if I can will it still active and geniuse ?


    Btw, Thanks in advance :)
     
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  10. LostED

    LostED SVF Patch Lover

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    no

    activation restore only on same machine (not match hardware changed)
     
  11. s1ave77

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    You cannot install an Acronis Backup from a VM on a physical machine :g:.
     
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  12. degerli

    degerli MDL Novice

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    Perfect no problems good thanks.
     
  13. MrHacker

    MrHacker MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the great guide.
     
  14. eatup

    eatup MDL Member

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    No time to read thru 59 pages... Will this work if you install a new and different hard drive?
     
  15. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    yepz..
    tested on my lappy. it will work when only harddrive changed
     
  16. Doktor-X

    Doktor-X MDL Novice

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    can i backup windows 8.1 pro activated over internet
     
  17. sriibalaji26

    sriibalaji26 MDL Novice

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    Exactly this what I have thought to ask! Can I backup everything on the cloud? Like using ONEDRIVE?
     
  18. Doktor-X

    Doktor-X MDL Novice

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    this is not what i meant in my question, i meant can i backup windows activated OVER internet and not over phone
     
  19. Dufhz

    Dufhz MDL Junior Member

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    @Doktor-X and sriibalaji26 yes you can, also Windows 9 Product Key Viewer is cloud ready (onedrive only) as of version 1.5.0
    With onedrive backup set to auto simply dump pkeyuibx.exe in your onedrive folder and backup actvation.
    easy huh dump and pump.:rofl6:
     
  20. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    From what I know there's still no way to restore activation that was done online. I didn't hear anything other since then.