How to re-activate when you got only XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by xinso, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    1. Don't panic and stay where you are.

    2. Offline Backup X:\Windows\System32\spp\store\data.dat and takens.dat

    3. Offline export and keep this registry data
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion]
    "ProductId"="00178-..........................................................
    "DigitalProductId"=hex:a4,00............................................................
    "DigitalProductId4"=hex:f8,04........................................................................

    4. Offline exprt and keep keep this registry data
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\ProductOptions]
    "ProductType"="WinNT"
    "ProductSuite"=hex(7):54,00......................................................
    "ProductPolicy"=hex:80,56,00.....................................................................

    5. When an installation got corrupt, just restore the above mentioned things offline and you are well done.

    PS: This type of key is hardware sensitive.