What is difference between MTK and Activate8.1x64.exe?

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  1. Mark42

    Mark42 MDL Novice

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    #1 Mark42, Jun 14, 2015
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    I have used MTK, KMSpico, and Activate8.1x64.exe to activate win 8.1. I like Activate8.1x64.exe because it does not appear to install a kms system on the PC and does not have to re-activate after 180 days. I am assuming that is why its called "Win 8 permanent activation".

    What is the difference, if any, between these activators?

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The first two will activate the system whereas the latter will 'hack'tivate it by altering system files.

    This isn't activation and needs to be avoided.
     
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  3. Mark42

    Mark42 MDL Novice

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    What is it about hacking the files that is bad? It still updates. I have been using both methods for a while now on different laptops and see no difference. What am I missing?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Proper activation means NOT to tamper system files and registry. The only way to permanently activate Win 8/8.1 is to enter legit key. Second best would be KMS based (time-limited) activation.

    All tools pretending to permanently activate Win 8/8.1 magically severly tamper system files and registry to show a licensed system. The trick will always be (at least partially) removed by sfc and dism checks and repair.

    I personally see no use in hacks that won't work properly :cool2:.
     
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  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yes no need to risk system file damage and stability when there are ways of activation that use MS's own technologies to do so.