Ping.... Windows 8.1 Ent activation experts

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  1. oostrich1

    oostrich1 MDL Novice

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    For the experts in 8.1 enterprise activation.

    If you were shown a desktop computer that was 8.1 ent and activated but you were not told which activation method was used , how would you personally determine what method of activation was used?

    You have full access to the computer and any of the tools etc here on MDL.

    You do not have access to a any system admin or helpdesk etc and you do not know what key was used to activate.

    What steps would you take to determine the answer.

    Thank you
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    open command prompt (as admin) and type

    Code:
    slmgr /dlv
    and it will show the channel that was used for activation e.g. Product Key Channel: volume MAK
     
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  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Good question, actually I dunno lol
    I suppose don't need to worry about that as long as my copy is activated, no?