Token Restore: Your windows activation backup and restore solution

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  1. Josh Cell

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    Works now. :schmorch:
     
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  2. PAYMYRENT

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    yep for some reason they were down yesterday... now with that said im going to update this again soon... for some reason it works but something weird is happening with the system if the machine GUID in crypto key is off :D
     
  3. cepheid46e2

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    #43 cepheid46e2, Aug 25, 2012
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    Doesn't the cryptID from the installation key determine which type of serial needs to be used to activate? Currently I think there are 4 different cryptoIDs that match the leaked serials being used to activate via phone: Retail Pro #1781, Retail Core #1778, MAK VL Pro/Ent #1787, MAK VL Core #1907 and their counterpart installation default serials gvlkProfessional, gvlkCore, Professional Retail Key, Core Retail, etc. I was under the impression this is how Windows 8 is now dealing with security by requiring a Master Key activated serial (Activated via OEM) and then subsequent Activation serial (This would be the box serial) with the same Crypto ID?

    I'm just curious.
     
  4. PAYMYRENT

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    i thought it worked that way :D
     
  5. cepheid46e2

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    #45 cepheid46e2, Aug 25, 2012
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    Thanks just clarifying with someone with more experience with these systems than myself. Mucho gracias hombre.
     
  6. PAYMYRENT

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    :D yep yep
     
  7. PAYMYRENT

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    one more update then I will be going for alittle bit but I will still check the threads and provide support I wouldn't expect another update till nov. good luck with your token restore backups :D
     
  8. psychok9

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    It Works with WZT version?
     
  9. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    Yep it does!
     
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  10. PAYMYRENT

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    No major problems? I'm going to be out of state and away from my dev computer for a couple (two or three) months. So any problems that are reported will be taken care of while im still around. ill be checking the forums though and will provide some type of support but no program updates :D:D
     
  11. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    No problems here (yet) :D
     
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  12. PAYMYRENT

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    Trip has been postponed till next year sometime in the summer or fall :D work as usual

    glad to hear... :D:D:D
     
  13. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    AutoRestore lives once again just putting the final touches on it. :D will post soon
     
  14. adric

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    #54 adric, Dec 3, 2012
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    I'm installing W8 directly from harddisk with WinNTSetup. I have a Windows\Setup\Scripts\ directory that has my setupcomplete.cmd for preinstalling stuff. If I include my backed up ATM files and your AutoRestoreForATM in that same directory, can I just add your program to the setupcomplet.cmd to do the activation?

    On W7 this is where I did OEM activation with slmgr when reinstalling.

    Thanks ....
     
  15. Josh Cell

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    Yes, but only works for Windows 8 with or without Office 2013.

    Place Config.ini / Tokens.dat / Data.dat / AutoRestoreForATM in the same directory of setupcomplete.cmd.

    Just edit the setupcomplete.cmd to call the AutoRestoreForATM.exe...
     
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    #56 adric, Jan 3, 2013
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    Below is my log when running autorestore. Can anyone explain what is happening in the program?
    Also, why the invalid keys?

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    Assigning variables...
    Found data file loading information: config.ini
    Taking control of system tokens.dat... Done
    Restoring tokens.dat... Done
    Taking control of system tokens.dat... Done
    Restoring data.dat... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Invalid Key  ... Done
    Installing key: Success ... Done
    Installed: *****-*****-*****-*****-*****
    Taking control of system tokens.dat... Done
    Restoring tokens.dat... Done
    Taking control of system tokens.dat... Done
    Restoring data.dat... Done
    
     
  17. PAYMYRENT

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    #57 PAYMYRENT, Jan 4, 2013
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    me being lazy is what is up with them.. looks like it ran fine. :D
     
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  19. adric

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    If you do update this, please keep it so that it can still be used from the command line. Josh Cell already has a GUI version with similar function. The main reason I decided to use Autorestore was that I could run it from SetupComplete.cmd without any user interaction.