Restore windows 8 activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by 0xfff1, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. 0xfff1

    0xfff1 MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    about 2 years ago I have installed windows 8 on my PC using "180 days and media center key" activation method. The version is now windows 8.1 Pro with media center and I made a backup of activation files with advanced token manager.
    In short I want to format my PC, if I install the OS with a windows 8.1 installation disk (without media center) and I restore my activation files, does the activation work? Or is there a procedure to follow?:confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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  3. 0xfff1

    0xfff1 MDL Novice

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    I already know this method but if possible I would restore my activation without KMS...
     
  4. Super User

    Super User MDL Addicted

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    If I'm not mistaken, Windows 8 tokens can't be restored on Windows 8.1, but you can use generic tokens and enter WMC key you've used while activating Win 8. See here for more info.
     
  5. 0xfff1

    0xfff1 MDL Novice

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    Did you try this method? It works?
     
  6. eric33

    eric33 MDL Junior Member

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    i have done it severel time
     
  7. venioni

    venioni MDL Senior Member

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    Yes you can first install windows 8.1 pro and after use generic key to add feature and after use advanced token manager to back up your activaton.:rolleyes:
     
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