Portable activated Windows 8 Pro WMC retail on USB drive, will I lose activation?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by PrincessLuna, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I used imagex.exe to create a portable Windows 8 Pro installation on my USB drive. I plan to use this installation on multiple PC's. Will I lose my genuine activation status if I boot it on another computer or not?

    If not, then that would be lovely but if there is a possibility of losing activation, I will just install deep freeze on it and enable it when using on other computers.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Should be.. different hardware = lose activation.
     
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  3. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    That is what I was thinking but some people here claimed they used win8 pro on multiple computers though that might have been kms.

    When I was using Win8 enterprise (180 days), it was working.

    Also incase it gets deactivated will my deep freeze method work?
     
  4. Please-8

    Please-8 MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, activation is gone.

    But will be back if you connect your USB drive to the previous computer.
     
  5. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    Are you dead sure about it being back?
     
  6. Please-8

    Please-8 MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, I have tested it.
     
  7. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    So on the PC where it deactivates, can you at least somehow use the computer, or does it shutdown or something.
     
  8. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    The only way it will stay activated is if it is initialized on the computer with the same motherboard, ram, and hard drive...
     
  9. PrincessLuna

    PrincessLuna MDL Junior Member

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    So what happens when Windows 8 deactivates itself, just a "not genuine" watermark and no personalisation, or a complete lock down?
     
  10. Please-8

    Please-8 MDL Junior Member

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    Just a "not genuine" watermark and no personalisation.