One Shot Queston About Win8 & WMC Key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mattia9305, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. mattia9305

    mattia9305 MDL Novice

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    If I well understood, now is no longer possibile to activate win8 with the key sent by microsoft.
    So, these keys (I have a pair of them) are useless?
     
  2. mattia9305

    mattia9305 MDL Novice

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    Strange, I've understood that now If I add functionality with the WMC Key my Windows copy will be blocked.
     
  3. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    No I have not seen anyone blocked yet or keys blocked yet.
    I have heard talk of some being deactivated. But then reactivated on re boot.
     
  4. kaalki

    kaalki MDL Novice

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    the wmc key method of permanent activation is still working i activated 2 pc's with phone activation method yesterday hurry up:worthy:
     
  5. No Saint

    No Saint MDL Novice

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    So there is a chance those of us just only using WMC key will get deactivated?
     
  6. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    All the chances.. :D

    Windows 8 has bruteforce validation methods, and periodically your activation data is being verified against Microsoft Servers - While any problem = Your system has been deactivated instantly.

    With PRO-KMS Activated it always occurs, data.dat method also. Is a question of time.

    I say it because I have tested and proven all that in real machines, you are not safe with this activation even the WMC product key is from Microsoft.

    Safest way = Genuine activated pro + Genuine WMC key.
     
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  7. No Saint

    No Saint MDL Novice

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    I do have upgrade key only issue downgrade to win 8 pro isn't simple as just a restart or I am mistaken?
     
  8. SeishiNui

    SeishiNui MDL Novice

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    #9 SeishiNui, Jan 30, 2013
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    i did downgraded mine from activated WMC using emailed keys to pro only by doing the feature wherein you reset the system to default.
    that is, of course, after i backed-up personal files within the windows disk (C: drive) and since i never used microsoft store apps. the only thing needed when doing a reset is your installation media.

    EDIT: added link for reference to the Reset Feature
    Code:
    windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc
     
  9. No Saint

    No Saint MDL Novice

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    #10 No Saint, Jan 30, 2013
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    Didn't realised that was possible. Anyway I went and use UpDown8 and upgrade on it.

    Code:
    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/36726-UpDown8-Windows-8-Upgrade-Downgrade-Helper
    No issues other than some softwares like openvpn & windows updates needs to be re-install again.