Microsoft PID Checker

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  1. Zkkins REX

    Zkkins REX MDL Novice

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    Hello guys, is there any PID Key Checker that can check who issued Windows 10 Product keys?
    For example:

    Issued by: MSDN
    Issued by: Azure (Dreamspark/Imagine)
    Issued by: Microsoft (Commercial use)

    So you can check if the key is genuine retail key (like the ones sold on Microsoft) or if it's a MSDN/Azure retail key.

    Thanks!
     
  2. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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  4. fsound

    fsound MDL Novice

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    I've got a Office 2010 key, which cannot be decoded by the latest version of the PID checker. How can I help you to identify it?
     
  5. pokiron

    pokiron MDL Novice

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    Hello . First of all thank you for this tool as I can verify product keys before installing.

    One question I have is does the tool actually imply that the product key has not yet been activated even if it says that the product key is valid?
    This concerns me as I have old retail copies of Windows 7 lying around in my stockroom and I have no idea if these copies were already used/activated on other PCs before it was handed over to me.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    No, a "valid" product key in the sense of an offline check only means that it passes the offline sanity checks and is syntactically correct (if you just made up a key it would certainly not pass). Such a key will at least allow to install the OS SKU it is intended for.

    Validity checks for online activation are done by Microsoft's activation servers. And no, it is unfortunately not possible to check if keys are Genuine (allowed for activation). MS does allow such a check only for Volume Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs).

    tl;dr: If a Retail key will successfully activate can only be found out when actually using it.


    Edit: There seems to be a reset of long-unused Retail keys after some time, on MS activation servers (machine activated with that key has not contacted the MSAct server for a long time). The keys will work again after that, but, you won't know unless you try.
     
  7. spinalGR

    spinalGR MDL Member

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    any chance to update it ?
     
  8. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    been out of the scene for a looooong time/.
    if anyone is interested in uploading the missing pkeyconfig files i will update the tool.
     
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  10. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    #195 user_hidden, Nov 26, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
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    - updated Windows 7
    - updated Windows 8
    - updated Windows Embedded POSReady 7
    - updated Windows Embedded Standard 7
    - added Office 2019
    - added Office 2019 KMS Host
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2016 RS4 RTM (17134)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2016 RS4 RTM CSVLK (17134)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 RS5 RTM (17763)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 RS5 RTM CSVLK (17763)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 19H1 RTM (18362)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 19h1 RTM CSVLK (18362)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 20H1 RTM (19041)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2019 20H1 RTM CSVLK (19041)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2021 Dev (20262)
    - added Windows 10 / Server 2021 Dev CSVLK (20262)
    - added Visual Studio 2019
    - added Abbodi1406 to credits

    check OP for details.

    let me know if any bugs or issues.
    since i don't have any new keys i couldn't check.

    could use an Office 2019 or 2016 MAK (that works) in private if anyone wants to help :)
     
  11. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    getting old :)

    fixed !
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Gawd, what a sh*tty download site. :eek:

    Other than that, thanks! :D
     
  13. (\_/)^(\_/)

    (\_/)^(\_/) MDL Member

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    such a worst s**t download link. upload to some clean file sharing domain.
     
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