What the feck is going on?

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  1. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #1 QuantumBug, Nov 8, 2012
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    Well, yeah I've been away for a while... So give me a break.

    I bought Windows 8 for £25 to develop with. Installed it with the Product Key I received and tested WinTK, worked absolutely fine...

    Since I've installed Media Center with a Product Key, DigitalProductId @ offset 52 for Windows shows as the Media Center Product Key.

    Let me guess, I now need to faff around with offsets? Maybe use DigitalProductId4? I'm most definitely missing something.

    Added: Even WMI SoftwareLicensingProduct shows my key has been replaced...
     
  2. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    My Windows 8 Pro with Media Center key is really well decoded by DigitalProductId using the StartIndex = 52 and I've no problem with it.

    Take a look on your code again. And see if you're decoding the DigitalProductId from 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion'.
     
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  3. Tito

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    That key is an upgrade key & it really replaces the old Pro key. Its normal.
     
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  4. Josh Cell

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    I've messed up this important part of the thread. The Pro key is really rewritten with the Upgrade key.
     
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  5. woot332

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    Yup thats right, and sometimes the old product key can be found in.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DefaultProductKey(2)
     
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  6. QuantumBug

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    So am I right by saying, this 'upgrade' key can be used to activate Windows? And it seems DefaultProductKey2 has been overwritten with this upgrade key also. I will look into this more, the key can't be wiped from the PC.
     
  7. Tito

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    Read this thread... discuss it there.
     
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  8. QuantumBug

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    Really? I'm here to discuss whether the decryption process changed in RTM and looking into maybe finding out if the key is hiding on the OS = developer stuff?
     
  9. Josh Cell

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    The decryption methods of RC and RTM are the same. This Upgrade key replaces your current activation completely.

    Upgrade keys is Retail keys that needs of the Windows activated before convert the Pro to Pro WMC.
     
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