What's the best way to activate Win10 now that KMSpico is dead?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Ph0tek, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. BAU

    BAU MDL Expert

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    Well, what most don't realize is that HWID activation is a powerful user + device tracking for microsoft.
    I'm rolling on the floor laughing at people obsessing about shutting down telemetry stuff, when at the same time they have activated via HWID.
     
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  2. Enthousiast

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    Good thing i don't really care about telemetry:D
     
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  3. sxhilkxdxm

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    KMS_VL_ALL
     
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  4. ruuu7

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    nuff said.
     
  5. Stefannn

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    Will activating Windows 10 LTSB with HWID work, when the machine came preinstalled with Windows 10 Home? I read that HWID activation cannot be removed, so I assume it's not possible but I'm asking to know for sure.
     
  6. Enthousiast

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    #26 Enthousiast, Oct 5, 2020
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    Yes.

    It doesn't matter what was originally installed, you can generate hwid's for all possible consumer, business and ltsb/c SKUs on the same hardware.
     
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  7. Karmo

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    Another alternative that I like is vlmcsd basically a Linux based KMS server emulator. I have set it up inside docker on my Synology NAS. Works just fine for me. Since I am new here I can't post links. Hope someone finds it useful.
     
  8. Space Dandy

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    I guess then you suggest using "KMS_VL_ALL" ?
     
  9. BAU

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    KMS_VL_ALL / KMS38 method if you want to maximize privacy
     
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    #30 hosa, Nov 4, 2020
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    KMSoffline does not let me activate via HWID on Windows 8.1.. its greyed out..
    Is there any tool out there that lets me activate via HWID for Windows 8.1 ?
     
  11. Enthousiast

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    No there is no HWID option for 8, only MSDM, key or KMS(_VL_ALL).
     
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  12. Mr.X

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    What's the best way to activate Win10 now that KMSpico is dead?

    KMSfemto
    :tooth:
     
  13. hosa

    hosa MDL Novice

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    I USED "Re-Loader Activator 3.0 beta 3 (byra1n)"
    however i used it for Win 8.1 .
     
  14. uffbros

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    KMS_VL_ALL_AIO-39
     
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  18. BAU

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    #38 BAU, Nov 22, 2020
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    it seems you have tagged me there by mistake.
    I'm not involved with that project, but I can confirm it worked and was safe couple years back

    As for windows alternative, KMS_VL_ALL is still the way to go.
    If you don't care about microsoft doing extra-tracking on your device, then a certain popular hwid script should also work fine (and the most convenient out of all of them, since hwid is persistent once established, you never have to do it again)
     
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  19. ralp65

    ralp65 MDL Novice

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    ciao ragazzi, ma hwid modificare l'uefi? dove trovo hwid? Grazie.
     
  20. Enthousiast

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    #40 Enthousiast, Nov 22, 2020
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    English please.

    HWID doesn't care if it's a Legacy BIOS or UEFI install.

     
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