Win8.1WMC: Remove WMC And Restore to Win8.1Pro - Keep Everything

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    i followed the tutorial for win8 pro with wmc and successfully downgraded to win8 pro. besides a few hiccups, everything is working fine


    thanks for your help
     
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    I‘m PCBETA PHONE7:D
     
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    #12 Stripakulina, Oct 11, 2013
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    It is not wise to tie the activation to the driver version. I don't think that Microsoft did not realize that the drivers are updated frequently.
    They themselves periodically offer to install a new version of the video driver through Windows Update. Activation must be tied to the hardware ID, isn't it?
    I remember the Win XP days when I periodically updated video drivers and graphic card activation vote didn't lost.

    - if you format and re-install, the VolSN is changed, you also lose 4 votes, and lose activation.
    Even if you reformat you can restore VolSN with VOLUMEID.exe easily. :p :p

    Code:
    usage: volumeid.exe [drive:] [Id]
     
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    #13 FaiKee, Oct 11, 2013
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    Yup, MS considers that hardware and drivers are constantly updated or upgraded, the device hashes will be reset every 120 days after activation, and the new hash records gets back 10 votes; also if a vote is lost, it doesn't matter how many times you change the device, it's still 1 vote lost.

    An interesting thing is that I didn't found any reference to UUID, up until win7, I don't know for win8/8.1.

    I had mentioned about the MS tool VolID last year, it went un-noticed.....not my problem. :D
     
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    #15 murphy78, Oct 13, 2013
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    I've installed the GA rollup from abbodi's files.
    The build number listed in dism is the same.
    So, it's not like RTM v2 or anything, even though they did change a lot.

    Edit: PPL are reporting a kernel change, but not everything has the same build number. It's kind-of like how the rtm still has some of the same file versions from the preview
     
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    Yup, ownloaded it, but on 2nd thought, I'd rather wait for it to appear on WUD, just a few days. LOL. :D
     
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    Its almost impossible.

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