Now I have a key. How to undo the KMS activation on Enterprise?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by aristofeles, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. aristofeles

    aristofeles MDL Novice

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    If I just change the key and try to activate will it be OK or will the OS try co contact a "who knows where" server with my key?
    If so, how to change back to activate on MS servers?
     
  2. 100808

    100808 MDL Novice

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    i think you can stop service "Software Protection" and delete folder "C:\Windows\System32\spp\store",after that,reboot.make sure you have back it up.if you can't delete the folder,do it in winpe
     
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Just install the key and activate. Installing a non KMS-client key will get rid of the KMS activation. Doing anything else, especially something suggested by somebody with four posts who joined last week, is asking for disaster.

    slmgr -ipk [new product key]
    skngr -ato
     
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  4. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    #4 derausgewanderte, Aug 16, 2012
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    Lol, he asked for disaster ;)

    aristofeles, you can back up your current activation settings (tokens) and if you are not happy with your new key you can always go back using tools such as the one by paymyrent
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...indows-activation-backup-and-restore-solution
    or Joe Cell's Advanced Token Manager v.3.4
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/27341-Advanced-Tokens-Manager-The-Activation-Backup-Solution

    you can use the same tools to back up your activation with the new key and could potentially switch when you feel like it.

    (note: this will only work on the same machine, not between two different machines. just saying, many people get this confused).
     
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  5. snorge

    snorge MDL Novice

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    Let us know if it worked.
     
  6. antony_blu3

    antony_blu3 MDL Member

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    I just uninstall my key to convert into retail one, and want to test some key, but failed o_O
    then I reinstall the volume key, and my activation still remains 179 days :biggrin:
    just for precaution, do backup
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    If you have a key, just enter that key (change product key) and that is it.
     
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  8. mytomcat

    mytomcat MDL Novice

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    #8 mytomcat, Aug 16, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
    Clear KMS Command

    cscript %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ckms

    Remove old product key Command

    cscript %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\slmgr.vbs /upk

    Replace new Key Command

    cscript %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ipk your new key

    Activation Command

    cscript %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ato