[UPDATED] Windows 8 Activation helper

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  1. AviiNL

    AviiNL MDL Novice

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    #1 AviiNL, Aug 13, 2012
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    I have made a simple console application using C# that helped me activated windows just now.

    Readme:
    Code:
    This application is written using Windows 8 (9200) Enterprise x64 but should also work on x86 (32bit)It probably won't work in Windows 8 Pro (MCE) as personally I don't use it and have no need for it
    Maybe I will implement support for Pro later when KMS activation becomes possible for it.
    
     Usage
    - Add known KMS servers to servers.txt
     -- 1 server per line
     -- port is optional (unless differs from default port)
    - Run ActivateWindows.exe
    
    
    What it does
    When running ActivatioWindows.exe it will scan servers.txt for servers (online or offline, does not matter)
    The point of this program is attempting to activate windows with all servers listed in servers.txt untill windows is activated
    When it can't activate with any of the servers in the list, it will try again after 1 minute in case one of the servers come back online
    
    
    Note:
    I activated windows using this tool after setting my dns settings to google.
    Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
    Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4
    No, I am not going to explain how to do this, use google.
    
    
    Windows activated using the first host in servers.txt after a couple of tries.
    If it does not work instantly, leave the app running for a while until it says: Windows is activated.

    Edit: Updated version, read readme for patch notes.

    Please note that i can not guarantee that it works, as it uses KMS hosts that have the possibility to go offline.
    Hence the function to add your own KMS hosts in servers.txt..
    Search on this forum for an up to date KMS server to use.
    Most important of all: HAVE PATIENCE.


    Edit2: Rewritten the entire program, it SHOULD work now..
    Please report any issues you might encounter.

    Also added source code for the people that find that interesting (C#)

    If you can not activate it with this tool, the server might be offline or you do not have IPv6
    Check other topics on how to get an IPv6 tunnel for activation using gogoclient (if i recall the name correctly)

    EDIT:
    Confirmed working KMS host: kms.sjtu.edu.cn
    Add this to servers.txt and have fun activating windows.

    Also if you are having trouble activating Office 2013, run this command (in administrator cmd) to activate Office 2013 Release Preview

    Code:
    cscript %WINDIR%\System32\slmgr.vbs /skms kms.sjtu.edu.cn
    After running this command start an office product for activation.




    Kind regards,
    AviiNL.
     
  2. antony_blu3

    antony_blu3 MDL Member

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    Thanks :D
    First time tried, it didn't work, then I rebooted and run it again, and Activated! Very recommended! :biggrin:

    Running : Windows 8 Pro x86 Volume
     
  3. rahuldel

    rahuldel MDL Novice

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    It works good.
     
  4. stimey

    stimey MDL Member

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    Works like a charm. Tested on 32 and 64 bits Win8 Pro. Time to backup my activation, thanks!
     
  5. Garbellano

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    doesnt work. I cant post an image, it said it cant connect to the KMS server. Using the Google DNS server

    o_O
     
  6. stimey

    stimey MDL Member

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    Patience. Took me ~3 runs or something before it was activated.
     
  7. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    I been running this for the last 15 minutes and nothing.
     
  8. amrmohamed

    amrmohamed MDL Novice

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    wow it is work well
    Thank you
     
  9. forever888

    forever888 MDL Novice

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    Wonderful! It activated my system (Windows 8 Pro x64) at the second attempt. Thanks, thanks and thanks again!!! :yeahyeah:
     
  10. moderate

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    ...nice

    It is nice, thanks

    BTW: you can fix the app crash, when there is no "servers.txt" :)
     
  11. jimmyf

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  12. AviiNL

    AviiNL MDL Novice

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    I'll work on a new version with some fixes and additions.
    If the server does not work anymore.. it means that it could be down.
    Scan this forum for new KMS Server url's..

    I will upload a new version when it's done, check back later.
     
  13. jamot

    jamot MDL Novice

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    Thank you.
    It works on Windows 8 and PRO x64, but first you must change the product key.
    Run cmd as an administrator and
    slmgr-CPI-VH26C NG4HW-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4.
    Sorry for my English.
     
  14. Mrx47

    Mrx47 MDL Addicted

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    On my PC, nothing works. I get always: KMS Server not found. :mad:
     
  15. AviiNL

    AviiNL MDL Novice

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    #16 AviiNL, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
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    Updated first post with new version.
    And please.. read the readme and the first post before asking any questions or getting mad.

    @jamot: I have no idea how to check the windows version pro or enterprise in c# that why the readme says that pro might not be supported,
    If I did or can figure it out what the differences are in version numbers or something I might be able to add the change key thing as well.
     
  16. LewSkannen

    LewSkannen MDL Novice

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    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  17. greyaburton

    greyaburton MDL Addicted

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    can someone check if this permanently activates it or expires in 180 days?thanks
     
  18. CIS

    CIS MDL Novice

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    People, it's called an Activation HELPER for a reason... if you'd merely read the original post you'll realize that it just automates the process of activating through the existing KMS servers, so no, it DOES NOT ACTIVATE PERMANENTLY PAST 180 DAYS.
     
  19. ggfairy

    ggfairy MDL Novice

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    Guys, although it gives an error, but after restart everything is activated. check your my computer to verify. it happened to me. Never changed anything not even DNS.

    Using Windows 8 Enterprise on rMBP:biggrin: