Removed some packages - Now Win 10 will not activate ?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by tnx, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hi.
    been messing about with Windows 10 removing packages I don't want.

    I have tested one or two at a time but just removed them all in one go and done a test install.
    Never had this problem but now Win 10 is not activated. I have done many fresh installs.
    ( Yes I originally did the upgrade )

    IS there one of these I should not be removing from the install.wim.

    In fact. This is the first time I have removed FeedBack packages from the image file

    Should these be left alone ?
     
  2. jupp

    jupp MDL Novice

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    #2 jupp, Oct 13, 2015
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    Microsoft-WindowsFeedback-Package has nothing to do with this problem. I always remove this crap and Windows activates nicely. How did you remove these packages? Dism, install_wim_tweak, manually? I suspect this may be something store related.
     
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  4. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I used DISM with a little script I have made. Not on my PC right now so not able to give an example.

    Just before I had to go to work last night I took an original image and just removed the FeedBack packages only. Did not have time to test it but I will do.

    I will also just remove the store packages and do a test to pin point the problem. I have no desire to ever use this.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    Make sure the store packages are not:

    I had issue with activation with those removed.
     
  6. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    #6 David34, Oct 13, 2015
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    Not sure if your issue is related to my but when I played with my copy of Windows I was reinstalling Windows a few times a day and at some point my key got blocked and couldn't activate anymore had to install Windows 7 again and upgrade. It has happen to me twice.

    Those packages you removed that's nothing comparing to what some people removed. Best you would do if you could use msmg tool to remove some packages from you win iso then install windows activate and remove even more packages if you want to

    Here you got msmg tool
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/50572-MSMG-ToolKit

    And here list of packages I have removed after I have cleaned iso using msmg tool and after I installed win 10
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/63734-Completely-eradicate-Telemetry-Defender-One-drive-Cortana-(and-other-things)/page17
     
  7. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Windows 10. Oh well, at least it's nothing more than an OS. I can't help thinking of a far, far distant future where parents can adjust their kid's DNA to get the behavior they desire.

    (Not that some kids couldn't use that today, but that's a different topic).
     
  8. ashoktvm

    ashoktvm MDL Senior Member

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    Guys please reply through pm what software u used to remove packages from install.win and make a lite iso
     
  9. RADITZDJ

    RADITZDJ MDL Member

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    I already removed that all above about last month
    And nothing crashed or so this month
    Activate without problems
     
  10. ashoktvm

    ashoktvm MDL Senior Member

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    Please tell me which app u used
     
  11. RADITZDJ

    RADITZDJ MDL Member

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    powershell, DISM, regedit
    and 3rd party registry editor Registrar Registry Manager (trial) just to get me easy to take own and edit the reg keys
     
  12. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I don't know why you would want to remove these packages. Is your hard drive that small that it would make a difference? If you don't want them, just don't use them. I am not surprised that you borked activation.
     
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  13. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Lmfao it's not only about ssd it's about apps sending data to Microsoft, apps you will never use using ram and Cpu. Tiles constantly updating themselves and Windows update constantly downloading hundreds of mbs of data that I don't need. Stock Windows on is just as much junk crap as Google rom. Both need to be cleaned before you can be happy with it
     
  14. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Try Enterprise N LTSB!
     
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  15. jupp

    jupp MDL Novice

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    Seems correct! Once i removed these and encountered activation problems as well. So yes, keep these untouched if you need activation.
     
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    jupp MDL Novice

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    Enterprise N LTSB! is full of s..it as well what needs to be removed. We are not talking about metro crap only..
     
  17. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    Try Linux Mint. :worthy:
     
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  18. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    Ubuntu is way better ;)
     
  19. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    If you have the windows old activated just copy

    C:\windows.old\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\token.dat

    To

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\token.dat

    And reboot.

    That's all
     
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  20. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    Yes but without ClipSVC that won't work. And ClipSVC is bundled with Store AFAIK.
     
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