[HOW-TO] setup a usb key Virtualbox KMS

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  1. zwaan123

    zwaan123 MDL Member

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    #1 zwaan123, Oct 23, 2012
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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Thanks for this How-To, will link it in start post...:D.
    Regards
     
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  3. zwaan123

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    your welcome and thnx :p
     
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  4. PaulDesmond

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    #4 PaulDesmond, Oct 23, 2012
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    What sucks most, i have no usb-key atm to try this...:mad:.
     
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  6. zwaan123

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    It works also on pc can copy it later to a usb key :animatedwink:
     
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  7. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Size (smallness) is the most important factor here?
     
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  8. PaulDesmond

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    Anyway, I'm positive, that this will be one of the final versions atm :D
     
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  9. zwaan123

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    the reason for windows 7 is that i can shrink the installation so much that it works much faster on usb key and i have no tokens for windows 8 that work in virtual box!
    i tried to make vmware portable but it does not stay activated if you put it in another pc ( there are no dump questions) :biggrin:
     
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  10. PaulDesmond

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    #10 PaulDesmond, Oct 23, 2012
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    OK, but is a W8 pro so much different in size than a W7 pro in regards not fitting to a USB stick or being useless because of it's over-size?

    edit: if the reasons is the activation itself, I only can agree
     
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  11. zwaan123

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    size matters indeed, my usb kms including app is 4,79 GB and zipped with 7-zip its 1,52 GB
    and i know that its even possible to make that smaller
     
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    from windows 7 i can remove everything i don't need already by making a unattended and much smaller installation
    and i should not know why it matters? i only intend to use this to activate pc's not to use it as a operating system.
     
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  13. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    I've no idea, no comparisons readily available. Answered by zwaan123 now though...

     
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  14. PaulDesmond

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    I'm with you. I'm not talking 'bout general OS but just as the activating system put to USB as portable application. If it is much easier to shrink 7 than 8, this is ok.
     
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    #15 dummekuehe, Oct 23, 2012
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    has anyone been successful with this guide?
    activation does not work for me
    changed uuid
    replaced tokens.dat and pkeythingy
    changed product key
    still not activated
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    reduced uncompressed win 7 pro install to 3.3GB on drive (969mb install iso), try that with windows 8
     
  16. PaulDesmond

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    Come on, in the meantime mooo (Muh ..lol) gets you to your activation until this portable thing is working fine
     
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  17. zwaan123

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    replaced it with the tokens for virtual box? and chanced uuid in both files? KMS USB.vbox and VirtualBox.xml ? you can also try to delete VirtualBox.xml and restart app! it was a little tricky for me also but i would not made this Thread if it not worked.
    Good luck ;)
     
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  18. zwaan123

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    ohh ... i forgot to tell... your time zone of your kms virtual pc must be correct to your own timezone! i ran in to this problem too! installing it in english version it was automatically set to US time zone and did not work
     
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