phone activation after KMS activation

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  1. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    #1 sglobus, Dec 11, 2014
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    I activated windows 8.1 pro 32 bit with WMC, using a standard KMS activator.
    Then I brought up the windows wizard for phone activation.
    I gave in the numbers that appeared on my screen, and then entered into my computer the numbers they read off to me.
    And it seems to have worked.

    Now, what does this mean? Do I now have permanent activation? Or was this just another temporary activation, done the hard way around?

    Correction: it seems that the option for phone activation was not a result of my KMS activation, but rather a result of my subsequent attempt to activate with a MAK key. Windows told me that the key didn't work, and I should try another one, but apparently it did work enough to enable phone activation. I tried phone activation on a different computer that has only KMS, and the phone option was not available.
     
  2. James Titan

    James Titan MDL Member

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    cmd as administrator : slmgr /xpr
    and you will see
     
  3. Aninvitedsoul

    Aninvitedsoul MDL Senior Member

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    Phone activation is permanent.
     
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  4. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    yep, it says permanently activated!
    this is very important for setting up a computer that will not be connected to the internet.
    I didn't know you could do this.
     
  5. James Titan

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    for future clean install save your activated tokens ( data.dat and tokens.dat )located in:
    Windows/system32/spp/store/2.0
     
  6. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    #6 sglobus, Dec 11, 2014
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    thanks, did.
    if I want to use them in a new install, do I just paste them in to the appropriate folder?
    and how to do this for office 2013, too?
     
  7. James Titan

    James Titan MDL Member

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    before copy ,paste stop services by doing :

    cmd as admin. sc stop sppsvc
    If Office 2013 is activated ,activation is integrated in the tokens.
     
  8. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    great, thanks!!
     
  9. James Titan

    James Titan MDL Member

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    your are welcome

    bear in mind only on the same machine without major hardware changes!
     
  10. sglobus

    sglobus MDL Novice

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    #10 sglobus, Dec 12, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2014
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    by the way, are there digital river downloads for vl editions, or another official download site?
    when I download a single license edition, I can't even begin installation, because it asks for the product key at the very beginning.

    or maybe there are generic product keys that work with single license edition, to get you past the initial stage of installation?

    ditto for ms office
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #11 s1ave77, Dec 12, 2014
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    #1. No official download links for Win 8/8.1, only description based or MS own download tool.

    #2. Since you already have an ISO, no need to download another. Add an ei.cfg file to the sources folder of the ISO using UltraISO (or similiar).

    ei.cfg should contain:

    Code:
    [Channel]
    Retail
    
    [VL]
    0
    
    Setup will ask what version should be installed and the key prompt becomes skippable :good3:.
     
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