How to get rid off of WMC

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by paresh, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. paresh

    paresh MDL Novice

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    There are two mistakes I've committed with my windows 8 pro plus 64 bit. First mistake, I installed it & activated it with KJ Activator, Second mistake I then added WMC through windows add on feature. My query is how to rectify both my mistakes & activate windows 8 by KMS activation method & preserve the activation for future use by using Advanced Tokens Method? Thanks, in anticipation of an early reply from learned people around here.
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You are better off just reinstalling at this point in my opinion and activate by KMS
     
  3. paresh

    paresh MDL Novice

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    Are you suggesting to reformat & a fresh install of windows 8 pro plus 64 bit? Could there be no other way out without going through all the rigmarole? Thanks for the advice anyway.
     
  4. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Yes, a reformat would be the best way. After all of the damage your system went through (The AJ Hacktivator and then the WMC garbage upgrade), there is no better way possible.
     
  5. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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  6. AlanY

    AlanY MDL Novice

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    clean install is the best solution.
    i made an system image after the clean install, then i get all the updates from MS then make another image.
    after that, i'll install all the programs/apps, activation etc until everything work probably then i will make another image.

    with that i can go back to each stage as i wish and only take about 15 mins to reload the system image back.
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    After the use of an Hacktivator or the so called KJ (?) Activator, I would never suggest to use an downgrade or whatsoever method for to "clean" windows 8, than just a straight forward new and clean installation. It's the only straight forward solution without to let you face several problems afterwards.

    That's how I would do that on my own systems and also on the systems of my client's regardless what other maybe suggesting. From what I've heard the command sfc /scannow didn't work that perfect and I wouldn't take the risk that anything would go wrong using that command or may even have to invest a lot of time etc. to get all back working.
     
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  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    totally agree with doing a clean install from scratch after infiltration of hacktivation crap. Had this with a friend's machine. sfc /scannow detected stuff and "fixed" it allegedly but after a while, some problems came up and only after a new install, these were totally gone until today
     
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  9. paresh

    paresh MDL Novice

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    Thanks to all of you guys I'd rather go in for a clean install to avoid all the future unseen traps & troubles. Thanks once again everyone.
     
  10. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Anytime my friend. Remember there is no permanent activator for Windows 8 and according to Daz there never will be because of no SLIC and OA 3.0 so don't be fooled :rolleyes: