Lost activation! Why?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by matushef, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. matushef

    matushef MDL Novice

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    I made a Clonezilla backup of my 200GB HDD: Windows Server 2012 R1 (activated, genuine serial number), only first two partitions, with MBR & partition table & hidden data.

    Backup restored to 120GB HDD works.
    Backup restored to 250GB HDD works, but loses Windows activation (same after another restore).

    Does anyone know why Windows loses its activation?
     
  2. atgpud2003

    atgpud2003 MDL Member

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    You had made new Hardware Hard disk drive. Always use tools to backup your activation.. Or if you use True Image Tools, should be ok..