Restore and refresh and activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by kutafon, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. kutafon

    kutafon MDL Novice

    Jun 14, 2012
    W8 has two options: refresh and restore. I know that refresh will keep WMC and activation intact but what about restore, will it remove WMC and activation or is it permanent?
    My system is KMS + WMC upgrade so will like to keep the activation and WMC as long as it works.
  2. Linktopower

    Linktopower MDL Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    #2 Linktopower, Feb 1, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
    By Restore you mean the other option to "Remove everything and reinstall Windows".

    I know when you perform the above option (the one in the quotes).
    After it gets done doing the reinstall you'll need to re put it your product key and activate.

    I've done it and I had to reactivate and re add WMC.

    I will say if you activated with a WMC Key by using the loop hole left by MS, I think you will be f**ked over by that option.

    EDIT: And I didn't have a problem doing the option since I have a Legit Windows 8 Pro :p
  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

    Aug 6, 2009
    I cannot confirm what you said about the restore procedure. I did it with an activated 8pro system and after facing a totally new setup without any previously installed software, I was still activated. The only difference is, that I had no WMC installed.
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  4. 5856898

    5856898 MDL Junior Member

    Aug 18, 2012
    Both Refresh and Reset will preserve your activation...
  5. kutafon

    kutafon MDL Novice

    Jun 14, 2012
    Activation of Pro via KMS or activation of added WMC?

    I tested refresh and it went ok but never tested full reset.