Windows 11 activation message

Discussion in 'Windows 11' started by Turh, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. Turh

    Turh MDL Novice

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    #1 Turh, Nov 9, 2021
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    I bought a PC from Germany this time last year as a christmas present, it arrived with windows 10 on it in German, got around that eventually (wouldn't allow us to remove German language).
    Upgraded to Windows 11 last week and it is saying needs to be activated, I have contacted them and they aren't very helpful. The back and forth is painful, so I am hoping somebody here can help me with the easiest method. There is no win 10 key printed anywhere that we can find, not on any manuals, not any stickers or on the PC itself.

    EDIT - Just to say I tried some vbs script to check key and it gave me one, but it appears as invalid.
     
  2. Enthousiast

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  3. Turh

    Turh MDL Novice

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  4. Enthousiast

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    Private report will contain "Private" in the file name, like:
    Code:
    PrivateCopy_QTv118.0-TR4_[8-35pm]_Report
     
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  5. Turh

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    #5 Turh, Nov 9, 2021
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  6. Turh

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  7. Enthousiast

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    That's the private copy.
     
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  8. Turh

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    I have changed it now to the one named QTv117.0_[11-21pm]_Report
    Hopefully the correct one.
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    The generic HWID key for pro is used but no HWID is established, did you connect the system to internet?

    When you want a new HWID you can run the tool i mention in my sig.
     
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  10. Turh

    Turh MDL Novice

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    Yes, it has been on the internet since it was given to him, almost a year iirc.
     
  11. Turh

    Turh MDL Novice

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    Thanks. 100% worked straight away.. :):D

    I have emailed the company I bought from, for a key, I doubt they will reply but if they do, I guess I no longer need to use that one anymore, just leave it as it is?

    Thanks again, a million times over. Saved a massive headache. I can't find donation button here or on github link, if there is one please can you show it to me, as I would be more than happy to .
     
  12. Enthousiast

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    Probably best, the company you bought it from most likely used a not so official key or another activation method.
     
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  13. Carlos Detweiller

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    There isn't an MSDM table in the firmware, so, either the QT failed to detect it (can happen in UEFI installs), or it initially came with no license whatsoever.

    In the latter case, the thing was probably issued with FreeDOS or Linux by the OEM, and the seller installed Windows 10 on it, maybe even with KMS38 activation applied. Upgrading to Windows 11 wiped that activation out.

    Anyway, it's technically resolved, just be aware, that without any COA or other license documents, it isn't legally licensed (only technically). Chances for MS knocking at your door are really slim, though, they go for big fish like corporate customers.
     
  14. Exe Csrss

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    I forked MAS into a much faster (with all original features including activation troubleshooting, service restarting etc plus support for new SKUS CloudEdition and CloudEditionN, also compatible with ARM) working activation script for HWID, but the admins got very angry and removed it (although I didn't link it directly).
    Probably best if you remove it from your sig.
     
  15. luzea

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    In the past, telling people to search something on their favorite search engine was allowed. Did something change since back then?
     
  16. Jaydenmark

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    The pro HWID key is used, but no HWID is created; did you connect the system to the internet?

    You can use the programme I describe in my signature to generate a new HWID.
    Yes, it's been on the internet for about a year after it was given to him.
     
  17. verndog

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    #17 verndog, Nov 14, 2021
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    Installed Windows 11 from uupdump, On my desktop it got activated using the pro key, on my HP laptop it failed. Any ideas? Thanks.
    edit: the acer desktop came with windows7, the HP laptop came with windows11. I installed both using clean install(wipe ssd).

    edit2:MassGrave to the rescue! [I didn't need MassGrave on the desktop?!]
     

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  18. Enthousiast

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    No matter from where it's ran.
     
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  19. Mr.X

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    How to search it?
     
  20. verndog

    verndog MDL Member

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    Unsure what you mean. Laptop needed MassGrave to activate, desktop activated automatically using the same pro key [***3V66T].