Windows 10 activation.. again i'm so so sorry guys! i really am

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Seronja, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Seronja

    Seronja MDL Novice

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    Got windows 10 installed now time to activate it yeah? yeah..
    i downloaded this http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/63471-KMS_VL_ALL

    and it's said

    "Windows 10 pro activated for 180 days."

    Wat? I thought it's activated forever?
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    My friend I think you used the wrong activator, Volume Licensed Products, is not Win 10 Pro:D
     
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  3. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    He simply used the right activator, for his installed VL Version, me think, and that's for each activation task up to max 180 day's!
     
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  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    That's how the KMS activation works.

    Uou can either reactivate it manually or install the service to reactivate it on each boot.

    So it's forever anyway...
     
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  6. EFA11

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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    lobo11, what are you on? W10 Pro of course is KMS activated as well
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    I think he was looking for something permanent like DAZ's loader:D
     
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  9. TGNT

    TGNT MDL Junior Member

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    There is the strangest thing I still don't know the answer, I just bought the Dell Latitude 3440 laptop from Ebay with Windows 7 Home Edition already installed. I decided to put the new 1TB hard drive, and freshly installed Windows 10 Pro (1511 April updated), when the installation completed, the Windows is already activated. I don't know why, but very happy.
     
  10. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    After further thought the only thing I can think of is someone activated Windows 10 on that computer, then went back to Windows 7, so it would not matter about HD's, if it's a fluke, please delete your post, or call MS and tell them you are a cheater, if you do not know how to delete it, just ask, I'll be happy to help you.:D
     
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  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Or maybe 10 sees the key in the BIOS...
     
  12. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Are you saying it came first with Win 10 OEM, Cause I believe Windows 7 did not come with home, but Home Premium?:D
     
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  13. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    You do know that 10 TH2 can use 7 and 8.x keys for install and activation right?
     
  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    There isn't a BIOS key for Win 7, home premium, pro or whatever, there is a manufacturer signature. Which is identical for every PC sold by that manufacturer.

    The unique bios key is a Win 8+ thing.
     
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  15. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Yes if it is 7 Pro, he said Home?:worthy:


    I'm confused
     
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  16. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    If 10 used the 7 HP in the BIOS, then it will have installed 10 Home as the ISO contains both SKUs

    If it installed and activated 10 Pro, then something else happened
     
  17. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    He said pro, I don't know
     
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  18. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    7 uses slic2.1 table and 8+ uses oem:Dm and the 10 install can't use the slic table, only the oem:Dm.

    You can check what is inside the bios with the OEM_Query tool from the Multi OEM Project.
     
  19. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    The pc was licensed for 7 Pro originally by the OEM, then had 7 home premium installed, then Windows 10 Pro retail was used to install
    How far can we stretch this?
     
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  20. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Weird, then yes, possibly the laptop had previously been upgraded / activated / downgraded back to 7 to sell