[Solved] Windows 10 non activated Image on multiple systems

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Robinhood100, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Robinhood100

    Robinhood100 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi I would like to know if its possible to use a Windows pro 10 non activated image on multiple Windows 10 devices
    Had upgraded all pcs using the free Gatherosstate Ticket method and all activated without any problems
    Now I would like to use an Image with Office and Av installed Volume licences again non activated for Image purposes
    Have all the Genuine tickets kept and labeled just in case needed later
    Have installed a test Image with Office and AV on 2 identical pcs both worked when connected and are shown as activated
    Afterwards when extracting product key from both pcs the the Computer name and Win 10 Pro key is the same on both
    Was wondering will this be a problem long term or is all this a waste of time ?
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    As long as you use the generated genuineticket.xml which you created at the machine you're putting the image back on, it should work. Keep the system offline till you copy/pasted the ticket to the appropriate folder and rebooted after it.

    The HWID Pro key is always the same: ending on 3V66T
     
  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    If your using VL then you don't need the genuineticket files & just use KMS to activate. If you change to Retail product key then you can use those tickets for hwid activation...
     
  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I thought he installed a VL Office, not windows.
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    There is no point of keeping/reusing the tickets once the HWIDs are registered.
     
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  6. Robinhood100

    Robinhood100 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replys and yes it was a non VL Windows 10 v1703 Pro or the free upgrade version, so I need to put back the tickets just once and not need to each time I install new or by using an Image ?
    I have done this in the past and all worked fine but never from an Image with Office and antivirus Vl

    Tito just answered my question
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    As i read it, the tickets are not applied yet.
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #8 Tito, Aug 10, 2017
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    To be more precised, the VL media wouldn't make any difference - you just need to switch to the generic retail key to use the digital entitlement.
     
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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Ok, then i don't get the purpose of this thread at all ;)

    In the time to ask this and wait for the answers i would have been finished doing just the installs on both laptops.
     
  10. Robinhood100

    Robinhood100 MDL Junior Member

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    Have 20 plus identical Laptops to do in total and then I will try same Image on another 20 plus various makes desktops but I'm unsure if this will work
     
  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    For every (exact) device having established a HWID for the correct SKU with MS earlier, Windows will be activated if the default RETAIL key is used. Otherwise, no. A license ticket cannot be used on multiple systems even if the hardware itself is the same (because the firmware is not, think MAC adresses etc.!).
     
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