limited number of activations purchased retail windows 8 or 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by vuebrat, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. vuebrat

    vuebrat MDL Novice

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    I will be watching for an offline activation exe for windows 8.1 ...Is it allowed to discuss that type of thing on this forum or do I need to look somewhere else... It is important to understand why people want that activation crack...I purchased a retail copy of windows .... but I am old..have lots of time...and like experimenting with hardware and software....in doing so I need to do a fresh install a lot...and thank you microsoft my retail key stops working after a while....actual number of uses depends on length of time between activations.

    Microsoft is their own worst enemy....and now with the desktop in decline instead of making it more attractive they make it more difficult...go figure

    long live the desktop...

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  2. coolbuddy

    coolbuddy MDL Member

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    Why not create a backup image of your system with your system activated using an imaging program?Since you reinstall a lot,wouldn't this be useful?
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    To answer this: All processes regarding activation that manipulate/hack systemfiles are considered as bad HACKTIVATION here, and therefor neither allowed nor wished.

    For doing those experiments i recommend using KMS. I know there is no such way atm, but it won´t last long, i optimistically guess.

    AND: Using a hacktivated system for testing makes absolutely no sense to me! You cannot expect objective results from such a system. Even if you don´t know what they actually do.
     
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  4. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    If this is a legit retail key you bought, there is no activation limit, MS may need you to phone activate it, or if they suspect the key is used in non-legit ways, they may block the key, but you can always call them an unblock.
     
  5. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    There is still the phone activation afterwards ...

    @FaiKee was faster again ... :eek:

    ;)
     
  6. vuebrat

    vuebrat MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the useful information.....:rolleyes:
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Also, if you have to use p[hone activation, which isn't a big deal, and you also needs to real talk to somebody, at all times you could point to that your sysm were infected by Virus, the MB damaged or whatsoever, you set the "border" on your own! There wouldn't any limits of activation using a legal key!
     
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  8. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    I remember once saw in technet forums, a guy said he had activated 76 times ...... must be some record. LOL :rofl6:
     
  9. Yen

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    A proper and 'legit' offline activation would be to mimic offline activation methods of M$.
    Since there is only SLP2.2 for servers left you are asking for something that is not possible.

    This is a fact. And not accepting this fact would lead to a messy unreliable OS with altered files.

    Which 'offline' methods are possible?

    You either can backup your once legally online activated OS activation files and restore them 'offline'
    You can wait for a new KMS emulator and emulate a (pirated) license 'offline' since the KMS is locally running.
    You can use an OS which needs no online activation at all.

    What is the purpose of an exe that would be easily detectable by M$? :rolleyes:
     
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  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Quite some years ago I activated Server 2003 Enterprise 15 times on the same day! Just for to test at what point the activation would stop! It didn't! I still; use that same Server 2003 Enterprise today as an Online File Server!
     
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  11. MrAnalysis

    MrAnalysis MDL Senior Member

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    #11 MrAnalysis, Sep 3, 2013
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    Maybe he was referring to those patch's that come out when Windows 8 hit. The frankenbuild ones that made the system say it was activated when it was not, and the like bypasser to let you do things like change start screen and stuff.

    Anyway the best thing to wait for is KMS activation its the most feasible option for most. Or ask around the net for a WMC upgrade key that someone has used and is no longer using (can phone activate with it).

    Altering system files is definitely not the way to go. SLIC table trick like Daz loader no longer works and won't if that is what he was referring to also.

    The most amount of times I phone activated the same key is around 8. Works flawless every time. I have even had an old laptop that i used a retail key up on. That same key i used on another machine when the laptop died via phone activation. (Still works today on this other machine).

    Just think of all those MAK keys and 8.1 Retail keys people have been using. God knows how many times it took for them to finally get blocked. Some of them from months ago still work now.
     
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  12. efes34

    efes34 MDL Senior Member

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    phone questioned how many computer?
     
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  13. rrohela

    rrohela MDL Expert

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    say one every time...
     
  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    MAK Keys are limited by Activation/Licenses bought! Legal bought Retail Keys are limited by Users who could prove that they're the legal Owner!
     
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  15. vuebrat

    vuebrat MDL Novice

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    I may be hacktivating my win 8 since my key returned a message "exceeded number of uses" I don't have or want a MS account but I do get updates and download features like dotnet 3.5 from microsoft updates and there has been no issue....defender in win 8.1 is a bit of a challenge but there is an exe in program files/defender if you run it there is an option to turn off or back on real time protection...in services the option to disable is greyed out

    about a free OS...I am a big Suse Linux fan have been using it for about 8 years...from Suse 9 this fall Suse 13 will be released..and an writing this reply on a Linux OS