Test if Windows 10 key is use?

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  1. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    Hi there,

    Is there any way to test if a Windows 10 key (also Office 2016) is in use? I can't seem to get that information from PID Checker.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    are you on win 10 now
     
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  3. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    No, I'm on Windows 8.1
     
  4. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Do you know if it's home or pro key:D
     
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  5. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    They are pro retail keys.
     
  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Do you have another partition you can put pro on, so if key is no good you still have 8.1, like dual boot, your computer, is it 32 or 64 bit:D
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The only tool I know for that about, is the VAMT (Volume Activation Management Tool) and that works for Windows and Office alike. Latest Version is v3 AFAIK!
     
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  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    will you help him then
     
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  9. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    Yeah I think I'm just going to install Win 10 on a virtual box to test them. Downloading the ISO now. Its 64 bit.

    Thanks! I tried version 2.0 and it was sort of over my head, I'll try out version 3.
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    #10 lobo11, Aug 9, 2016
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    OK, let us know how it turns out
    if you run into problems click on MDL QUICK LINKS in my Sig
     
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  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    It's quite some time ago I used that the last time. He just need to google for it and read related info's. Latest I used and have is VAMT 2!
     
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  12. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the help! I found that version 3 is easier to use than 2, but it won't display remaining activations for retail licenses. They just come up as "Not Available"

    Basically, my situation is that I have like 15 retail keys that I sold online (they're totally legit, whitehat stuff), but I messed up along the way and sent the key for another product to one of my Win10 Customers. The issue is that I didn't keep track of who I was sending this to (I've since starting doing this) so out of these 15 keys, one is unactivated and waiting for me to send to this customer. I just setup a Win10 Virtual Box but it seems to accept any key I throw at it. These licenses are for 1 activation only so I don't know why Windows is accepting these. Maybe it will tell me in a week to activate?

    Do you know if there's a delay between adding a key and Microsoft checking if it's usable? I'm connected to the net on the virtual box.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Two points:

    One, if a key is single use only and you test it in a VM, your customer won't be able to use it as it's tied to that VM now.
    Two, VAMT only checks available activations for MAK, not retail keys.
     
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  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If the P-Key wasn't used ever, you could get that info in VAMT, which will show Retail and 1 activation left. That didn't works for OEM Product Keys. And I don't know about VAMT 3/3.1, never used it, neither downloaded!
     
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  15. ROCKNROLLDAD

    ROCKNROLLDAD MDL Novice

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    Thanks Myrrh. I removed the key from the VM after testing it.