ProfessionalWMC activation backup does not work with my new SSD !

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by NEO701, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. NEO701

    NEO701 MDL Novice

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    Sorry if this was asked many times before but I have read so many threads and posts so that I lost track and didn't no what to do ! :confused:

    - I have a clean ProfessionalWMC ISO that I made using Windows Download Integrator with no .data file or key integrated.

    - I used it with an activation backup that was backed up from win 8 pro upgraded to WMC with M$ free key using Advanced Tokens Manager.

    - I Installed windows many times and restored the backup and everything was great.

    - Until I replaced my HDD with a new SSD, Installed my ProfessionalWMC and tried to restore old activation but it didn't work !

    - I know that changing HDD doesn't considered as major HW change which refuses old activation but that what happened !


    So now I have :

    1. A clean ProfessionalWMC ISO with no .data file or key integrated.
    2. Unused free WMC key.
    3. Old activation backup that contains .data file.

    What should I do in order to activate again and then make a backup to use it afterwards ?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I would suggest to use an normal RTM ISO (NO WMC) to install Windows 8 to see that will works with you SSD! After that and after Windows 8 is activated, you could use the WMC Key for to install WMC using the normal procedure. May you need to call MS for activation.

    In many occasions that was working!
     
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  3. NEO701

    NEO701 MDL Novice

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    - I just tried what you suggested, installed win 8 pro and activated it using Microsoft Toolkit and every thing seems fine.

    - Then I tried to use the unused M$ WMC free key and it worked but after installing WMC and restarting it shows the "Windows is not activated" !

    - Tried also to call MS for activation but the call dropped.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    did you hit the activate button in system after all?
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    At what stage the call was dropped?
     
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  6. NEO701

    NEO701 MDL Novice

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    - Just did now and gives an error.

    Error code : 0xC004C4AA

    - It never connect from the start and says "Call droped".
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    You didn't use a legit Product Key!

    If the call dropped directly, may the phone number is wrong. Normally you should get an Voice advice what to do next.
     
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  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Wrong!! Its considered as a major hardware change.
     
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  9. NEO701

    NEO701 MDL Novice

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    - I used Microsoft tool kit for win 8 pro (because online KMS didn't work for me this time !) then I used my promotional free WMC key sent by MS back in Jan.

    - I double checked phone number and it was wright.

    - Maybe you are wright because that is what happened after all.
     
  10. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    As it is no legit system you lost, simply activate your Pro WMC with Microsoft Toolkit. Activation period is 30 days instead of 180 but with reactivation task installed it´s as permanent as possible :D.
     
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  11. Stripakulina

    Stripakulina MDL Member

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    Have you tried to change serial number of SSD's primary partition as it was on your old HDD? It is a one activation voice.
     
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  12. btokfans

    btokfans MDL Novice

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    Have you try Ghost backup your HDD and recover to SSD.
     
  13. caleyd

    caleyd MDL Novice

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    I had Windows 8 Pro WMC on an SSD die on me. I had a previous backup using Aomei Data Backupper and restored to a new SSD without Windows deactivating. If you still have the original disk, download the free Aomei program and run a full backup of your OS partition. Then restore to the new SSD and add the new Windows install to your boot record. With an elevated command prompt cd to c:\windows\system32 then type in bcdboot.exe X:\Windows with X being the new drive.
     
  14. NEO701

    NEO701 MDL Novice

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    #14 NEO701, Jul 25, 2013
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    Problem solved.

    Some good guy helped me with the WMC phone activation and it worked with the "already activated win 8 pro using the Tool kit".

    Thank you guys.

    Is this possible ?!

    can you give me a little more info about that.
     
  15. Tito

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