Reactivate with different key

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by copo, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. copo

    copo MDL Senior Member

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    Hi guys, I have two computers that were activated using the forbidden mode (calling MS UK) and now I have to legit keys from dreamspark. What are the cmd commands to dump the previous activation and then to activate the new keys?

    The last one I think it is slmgr -ipk KEY

    Will I encounter any issues doing this?
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Why?
    Keep using the old ones until you encounter trouble (if any)
    Keep the new ones as spares if you ever need to re-install
     
  3. josepistola

    josepistola MDL Novice

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    #3 josepistola, Sep 29, 2012
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    If you run this command:
    Code:
    slmgr.vbs –upk
    It will uninstall the key that you have right now.

    Then you can set the new key

    Code:
    slmgr -ipk <<Your New Key>>
    SLMGR.VBS /SKMS <<Your KMS Server>>
    SLMGR.VBS -ATO
    slmgr.vbs /ckms
    The only thing I don't know: what should be the KMS server addresss.
    I think you could use the same servers that are posted here: forums.mydigitallife. info /threads/35640-Windows-8-KMS-Activation
    Look for ONLINE servers inside the thread.
     
  4. antony_blu3

    antony_blu3 MDL Member

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    No, dreamspark key is Retail key, so no need activate it through KMS Server
    just uninstall your key [slmgr /upk]
    install your key [slmgr /ipk YOURKEY]
    then activate [slmgr /ato]