Key activation possbility/status without real activation

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Testiko, Aug 8, 2014.

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  1. Testiko

    Testiko MDL Novice

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    Hello everybody!

    I have browsed the forum for a while to find answers to my questions and I guess that I already no that most of things I need are simply not possible. But still I want to clarify some things so decided to bother you guys and ask hehe :)

    First of all the very dumb question: is it possible to test if a key for win7 is still eligible for online activation without trying to activate it in a VM? I guess not, right?

    More complicated one: if I use the same VM to test many keys - how does it affect them? Does anybody have any experience? I mean... Is it bad or not? Should I better save a state snapshot with unactivated machine and try always from that state?

    After I tested the key and it worked in my VM is there anyway to cancel that activation so I can use it on the other machine?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
     
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  3. Testiko

    Testiko MDL Novice

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    Thanks for such a prompt reply!

    So even if my VM was already activated and I changed the key and activated it again with this new key - it'll loose 1 activation possibility...

    Is there any information (may be rouge one) of how many activations (online/phone) are possible for different type of keys (OEM:COA, OEM:NONSLP, RETAIL, RETAIL/MSDN)?
     
  4. Testiko

    Testiko MDL Novice

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    And another thing... Does anybody tried to analyze network traffic during activation process? I mean if it's a one-step thing like data send / data received or it's may be possible to get some information on that level and abort it before activation?
     
  5. Testiko

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    slmgr.vbs /upk does nothing with activation counts on M$ server, right? just removes the key locally?
     
  6. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    Yes.

    Remember not to activate KMS with "slmgr /ato %ID%".

    Why? If the %ID% was wrong, then it will activate "Windows" online.

    So, if the Windows is permanently activated, you lost one count.

    Use "wmic path SoftwareLicensingProduct where (ID='%ID%') call Activate" instead.
     
  7. Testiko

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    Yea, thanks...

    My target is to find a way to sort out keys that are still eligible for online activation without harming them...

    I guess there is no solution but still... may be :) Now thinking about sniffing the activation process in order to emulate it and may be break earlier.
     
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    Testiko MDL Novice

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    He also told that it's not suitable for anything except MAKs.

    And I am looking for some solution for anything except MAKs.
     
  10. Testiko

    Testiko MDL Novice

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    #11 Testiko, Aug 8, 2014
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    I guess found it... Uses WGA thing from KB892130, right? Is it possible to adopt the same method for 7?

    BTW Do u know (roughly) activation allowance (online/phone) for different type of 7 keys? (OEM:COA, OEM:NONSLP, RETAIL, RETAIL/MSDN)