How can i backup and restore Windows 8.1 activation ?

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  1. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    #1 dedalos92, Sep 12, 2013
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    How can i backup and restore Windows 8.1 activation ?

    I have 2 activated OS Windows 8.1 (win 8.1 pro x64 and win 8.1 pro wmc x64) on Oracle VM VirtualBox....

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    How can i backup from Oracle VM VirtualBoxand the activation and restore the Windows 8.1 activation on my real PC (or generally how can i backup and restore Windows 8.1 activation) ? :confused:

    PS

    The old way (win 8) http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35737-GUIDE-How-to-backup-and-restore-Windows-8-activation
    no success...
     
  2. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Try copying the SPP folder...that's your only solution until Advanced Tokens Manager gets updated :D
     
  3. TShadow

    TShadow MDL Novice

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    What about MTK 2.49? Works perfectly. No need to backup your spp folder.
     
  4. coolbuddy

    coolbuddy MDL Member

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    #4 coolbuddy, Sep 12, 2013
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    Check your PM now...
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    What ever backup activation backup solution you use, you can't restore activation from VM to real PC....:help2:
     
  6. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    please give me a downloading link...
     
  7. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    thanks, maybe this thread must delete :biggrin:
     
  8. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    #8 dedalos92, Sep 12, 2013
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    ok, thanks for fast answer...
     
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    rrohela MDL Expert

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    kastrel MDL Member

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    How can i backup and restore in office 2013 activation installed in windows 8 to restore in office 2013 in to windows 8.1? thanks!
     
  12. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Wait until the Oct GA. Upgrade using the upgrade download.
    When all is finished, save your %windir%\system32\spp\store\2.0\data.dat and tokens.dat files.

    You could theoretically transfer activation files from 8.0 using a mount and file copy, but it would sort-of frankenbuild your activation files.
    It'd be much better to use the upgrade program that will sort out your activation for you. Then you can backup the end result.

    I know it's not the answer you are looking for, but it's the best advice I can give.
    If you want to play around with mounting and copying files over for a vm test, by all means do.
    For your main system, I'd exercise more caution.

    The last thing you'd want is to think everything is perfect and have some WAT update screw you over.
     
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  13. kastrel

    kastrel MDL Member

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    So, I think we should wait until October to update by store, in this case using up by store the activation of office 2103 remain?
     
  14. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    As long as it's not KMS activated, it should stick.
    I've just tested an office 2013 VolumeMAK on Win8.1 and it worked, so I'd say that it should upgrade and keep it just fine; whether it's Retail or MAK.
     
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  15. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    If the office2013 is retail/MAK activated, it would be quite simple:

    1. save all files/folders in system32\spp\store of win8.
    2. after install win8.1, install office2013, Don't launch it.
    3. replace all files/folders in system32\spp\store\2.0 with those from win8
    4. CMD(admin), where X=drive of win8.1, enter:
    cscript "X:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS" /inpkey:<your key>

    launch office, you should find it activated. :D
     
  16. WinDev

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    Use MTK 2.4.9 for Backup/Restore activation. ;)
     
  17. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    #17 dedalos92, Sep 21, 2013
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    Please sent it again (is deleted ! :()
     
  18. dedalos92

    dedalos92 MDL Junior Member

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    ok, found ....:D
     
  19. sunnysim

    sunnysim MDL Novice

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    use Microsoft Toolkit 2.49 or Advanced Tokens Manager v3.5 RC 5 can backup and restore Windows 8.1 activation