how to remove activation from a preactivated windows 10 iso

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by cool23, Apr 16, 2019 at 15:17.

  1. cool23

    cool23 MDL Novice

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    can anyone knows how to remove preactivation from a windows 10 iso which is activated by re-loader
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #2 Enthousiast, Apr 16, 2019 at 18:35
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 00:29
    There are no real "pre-activated" iso's, the activation probably is done by setupcomplete or autounattend.xml

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    Check for an XML file at the root of the iso.
    Check the ISO for a $OEM$ folder.
    Open the install.wim/esd with 7zip and browse to "ISO\sources\windows\setup\scripts" to see if there is something in it.
    Tip:
    When it's a homebrew release that uses re-loader, i would not touch it at all.
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Is there even a R'WAT for Windows Ten? If so, avoid.
     
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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Oops, my mistake, fixed :D Tip/Opinion stands :D
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    RemoveWAT also patches/replaces activation files (i.e. slmgr.vbs to fake activation when asked), therefor WATFix was created.
     
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  6. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Member

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    Seems that the best and easiest solution to this quandary is to simply download a fresh ISO directly from MS.