i cause damage to the windows 8 activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by test004, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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  2. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    If you have activation backup use that...
     
  3. test004

    test004 MDL Member

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    i have action backup with Advanced Tokens Manager but shows me an error
    then i deleted the activation files and is not working
    from where can i redownload the windows 8 pro x64 wmc default activation files to be able to restore the activation?
     
  4. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    I think you damaged you activation tokens.. Run "slmgr /rilc" & then use ATM..

    Old DATA.DAT trick will not work... & why you looking around, ATM backed data.dat is same...
     
  5. geddeeee

    geddeeee MDL Novice

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    The old DATA.DAT trick DOES still work. I re-installed Windows 8 Pro with WMC on 2/3/2013 using this method and the WMC Upgrade key... Voila... Activated!!!
     
  6. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    @test004

    The Advanced Tokens Manager application makes some checks before attempting to restore the activation. If the data not match it will not restore and you need to reinstall the Operating System to have not any problem after the restore.

    Not for much time...
     
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  7. geddeeee

    geddeeee MDL Novice

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    I have heard that some people are not having much luck with the modified data.dat method, but I have tested this a few times since MS supposedly closed the exploit, and have had 100% success rate, so we'll see.....
     
  8. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    Backup Taken soon after activation has more changes of successful restore & backup taken after few days have less chances. This experienced by me, I backed-up activation every time activation date on "Activated On" changed.
    after reinstall only first backup restored Successfully.
    Restore also failed when too much played with tokens & then to restore them to original state /rilc works & then restore backed up tokens.
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Go into the ATM backup folder and copy data.dat and tokens.dat
    navigate to c:\windows\system32\spp\store
    paste and overwrite old files.

    Done, go about your business.
     
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  10. geddeeee

    geddeeee MDL Novice

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    Very good advice... No need to over complicate this. It's that simple!!! :clap3: