How to find windows confirmation ID?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kilopvs, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. kilopvs

    kilopvs MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    My pc is now activated using the confirmation ID i got from skype. However, I am about to clean install windows 8.1. So i want to ask if there is a way or command to find the confirmation ID that i entered as i accidentally lost it. I still have the key. I know there are other ways to save the backup and restore but I find the confirmation ID is the easiest one.
     
  2. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    As far as i know, there is no method allowing to display CID, that's the reason why people backup their activation using tool like opabackup to be able to restore the activation easily in case you loose activation later for some reason.

    So all i can suggest is to activate again your win8.1 version by phone with the key once you have done clean installation and this time don't forget to backup your activation to avoid having this situation again.
     
  3. kilopvs

    kilopvs MDL Novice

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    My pc is now activated and i haven't clean installed yet. This mean i haven't lost the activation yet. I just wanna know if someone finds a way to show the confirmation ID that I entered before. Backup the code (save code as a text) is easier than using tools or copy and paste
     
  4. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    #4 mehdibleu, Jul 30, 2017
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    you won't be able to find the confirmation ID so again use a tool called opabackup or Msactbackup to backup your activation to be able to restore it easily after the clean install without you having to do the activation again.

    othewise you will have to reactivate again your version by phone with the same key after the clean install.
     
  5. TheGreyRaven

    TheGreyRaven MDL Novice

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    Can't you do:
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    slmgr.vbs /dlv
    in CMD to get the ID and such?
     
  6. kilopvs

    kilopvs MDL Novice

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    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Even if it is stored locally, it'd be heavily encrypted. I do not know of any way to read out or generate CIDs.

    Additionally that topic is connected to usage of stolen keys and not well-seen here @ MDL.
     
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  8. Etio

    Etio MDL Novice

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    #8 Etio, Apr 16, 2019
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    Hi there! I am in the same situation at the moment. I made a clean Windows 10 Pro for WS Retail installation and successfully activated it accidentally online. It did not say anything about Digital License activation at that time. I did successfully the activation procedure with the programs of my Retail Office Pack, which ID and CID can be easily obtained using some tools and for CID - self-activation web pages. That's why I uninstalled the Windows key only by the proper command in CMD prompt as admin, switched off the Internet and tried windows offline activation by SLUI 4 to obtain my retail ID, .... and you imagine what happen - it activated itself offline with a Digital License not showing at all the phone activation dialog. Anyway, I took the ID by a special tool offline and tried obtaining of CID from all self-activation MS, CH an VN webpages, but with no success because the ID was changed to Digital License (most probably)! My question here is how to obtain my retail ID but not the digital one, because in the mentioned self-activation websites the calculation of DL ID gives false message of blocked ID? Any clever guy to help without windows re-installation proposal? Or..., how to remove the Digital Activation of Windows 10 which is related to the hardware ID and connected to MS activation servers? If I change some hardware, I will have to re-activate all my MS products.....