How do I activate Windows 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RememberTomorrow, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. RememberTomorrow

    RememberTomorrow MDL Novice

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    Thanks Daz! Would you suggest activating that way (with your software) as opposed to the others?
     
  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Well, if you don't want to buy a cheap Windows 7 Pro key (Windows 10 Pro accepts it) then this is the only other way to get a permanent digital license.
     
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  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Then you click the trouble shoot button, and tell them you changed your motherboard, and all is well.
     
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  4. awkness

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    What about the Microsoft Toolkit solution? How do I activate Windows 10? says we can activate Windows 10 with MSToolkit
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Permanent = HWID, Key, MSDM
    KMS = 40-45 > 180 days (with renewal service it's permanent-ish)
     
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  6. Feniksrising

    Feniksrising MDL Member

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    Yeah checked it the other day and I have 1001 rearms left.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Rearms is not the same as the KMS activation period.
     
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  8. AMDL

    AMDL MDL Novice

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    Hello guys, new to the forums here. Any help with activating Windows Pro would be appreciated. Thankfully, I was able to activate Office 2010 fairly easily (although not with Toolkit). I am using the version of Toolkit from MDL.

    I tried a number of things, including disabling Defender/whitelisting folders for AutoKMS and the Toolkit itself, deleting the TAP adapter from Device Manager --> Network, making sure I am running the Toolkit as an administrator, trying to check the status of all keys in cmd using cscript cspp.vbs functions (/dstatusall) to check for anything unusual/extra, and of course sneezing twice, coughing once, and blinking three times. haha, ok the last part may not have made a difference, but I think you get the point.

    No matter what I tried to do to uninstall keys, etc., here is what "Check System" Under the Product Keys Tab returns every time (the _____ are used in place of the actual characters):

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    Product Key: _____-_____-_____-_____-T83GX
    Validity: Valid
    Product ID: 00331-10000-00001-AA396
    Advanced PID: XXXXX-03311-000-000001-03-1033-10586.0000-1112018
    Activation ID: 2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588
    Product Description: Win 10 RTM Professional Volume:GVLK
    Edition Type: Professional
    Edition ID: X19-98795
    Key Type: Volume:GVLK
    Eula: Volume
    Crypto ID: 3311
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    Product Key: _____-_____-_____-_____-3V66T
    Validity: Valid
    Product ID: 00330-80000-00000-AA513
    Advanced PID: XXXXX-03308-000-000000-00-1033-10586.0000-1112018
    Activation ID: 4de7cb65-cdf1-4de9-8ae8-e3cce27b9f2c
    Product Description: Win 10 RTM Professional Retail
    Edition Type: Professional
    Edition ID: X19-98841
    Key Type: Retail
    Eula: Retail
    Crypto ID: 3308
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    Product Key: _____-_____-_____-_____-MTDDQ
    Validity: Valid
    Product ID: 00325-80679-56714-AAOEM
    Advanced PID: XXXXX-03258-067-956714-02-1033-10586.0000-1112018
    Activation ID: 0567073a-7d74-403b-b2d5-6b35da372d8d
    Product Description: Win 10 RTM Core OEM:DM
    Edition Type: Core
    Edition ID: X19-99523
    Key Type: OEM:DM
    Eula: OEM
    Crypto ID: 3258
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    Here is what Toolkit returns when I run "Check" under the Activation tab (after AutoKMS has been installed, of course):
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    Name: Windows(R), Professional edition
    Description: Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    Family: Professional
    SKU ID: 2de67392-b7a7-462a-b1ca-108dd189f588
    Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Installed Product Key ID: 03612-03311-000-000001-03-1033-10586.0000-1112018
    OID: 322811029694404574730131980660350343913433424155129416625161766
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: T83GX
    License Status: Notifications Mode
    Error Code: 0xC004F056
    Error Text: The Software Licensing Service reported that the product could not be activated using the Key Management Service (KMS).
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    IF the program doesn't hang/freeze (which it will sometimes), there are other times where I will get an error message similar to the one above with attempts at Activation and/or EZ-Activation.

    Kind of over it to be honest! I have spent an inordinate amount of time on this and am pretty much about to give up, unless someone might have a recommendation or two to share! Thanks!
     
  9. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Try this one one https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/kms_vl_all-online-offline-kms-activator.63471/
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Most likely, what you used for that is causing the problems with MTK?

    btw, MTK doesn't seem to be able to handle the new license switches and systems with an OEM:DM for another sky then the installed one, for more support ask in the MTK thread.

    When all fails you can try what @endbase advised to use, it's the most uptodate and best KMS solution ever.
     
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  11. dexterss

    dexterss MDL Novice

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    hi ,

    i have a laptop with win10 home preinstalled. i format it and installed win 7 pro and activated it with daz loader successfully.
    and i downloaded windows10 by ms media creation tool .saved it on usb as bootable .
    after installing win10 again i see always windows 10 home. ! i tried ms toolkit 2.3.6 to switch it to pro .error ksu key not found .it activates only home edition

    pleas help how to activate it as pro permanently and by next usb installations

    thnks in advice
     
  12. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Addicted

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    Similar to your situation ... https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...te-upgrade-process.64770/page-85#post-1430694
     
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  13. dexterss

    dexterss MDL Novice

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    #33 dexterss, Apr 26, 2018
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    thnaks unterstand it ,but how to activate it 4free? shoud i copy the key from daz loader in win7 ? or can i put ms default key in cfg and then aktivate it with ms toolkit ?
    wat happend with old hwid embeded license if i activate pro ?
     
  14. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Addicted

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  15. dexterss

    dexterss MDL Novice

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    thanks Wazoo
    is it possible to remove my old win10 license that are hardware id embeded ?
     
  16. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Addicted

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    No.
     
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  17. dexterss

    dexterss MDL Novice

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    so the update server knows that i have win10home license even if i activated win10pro on same hardware?
     
  18. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Addicted

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    The Windows 10 HOME licence is embedded in the computer hardware.
    When you get a HWID for Windows 10 PRO it will be registered with MS servers.
    You can have both HOME and PRO on the same computer and have no problem if the activations are done correctly.
     
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  19. dexterss

    dexterss MDL Novice

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    ok and wat all data will be collected from update server when computer downloadsing updates by hardware id ?
     
  20. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Addicted

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    No idea. One never knows what the FSB or NSA want.
     
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