Windows 2008 Activation Backup

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  1. blackcobra

    blackcobra MDL Novice

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    I have got windows 2008 Enterprise edition (my office stuff)... now I have some problem with my laptop , I want to format it and reinstall...but what about the activation... can I backup the acivation and reinstall 2008 without activating it again..
     
  2. AshenTech

    AshenTech MDL Novice

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    if its slic/slc activated yes, get the vista activation backup tool(google for it) you can use it to restore your activation without much effort.

    if not, well ur only hope is to copy the tokens.dat and hope that works :/
     
  3. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Abr.zip is the file you want, if like said above slic is used.
     
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  4. blackcobra

    blackcobra MDL Novice

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    #4 blackcobra, Aug 24, 2009
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
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    Tried using ABR.... but only a single key file was caputred and even the key dispalyed was wrong..:(

    As AshenTech suggested , now I think I need to check with tokens.dat
     
  5. genuineintel

    genuineintel MDL Member

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    Can the steps be applied to R2 as well?
     
  6. psreax

    psreax MDL Novice

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    Click - Start - Run -> services.msc

    Ofcourse it will work on Server 2008 R2 too. But the name of the service is different, Software Protection Service (SPP)
     
  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    I am sorry, but if you do not know that, then maybe you should not be attempting anything more... (before you learn)
    Like me asking what the controls in the Space Shuttle are, as I would like to fly it

    sebus
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #10 sebus, Sep 13, 2009
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    There is NO SLIC activation of R2 available.
    So far there is only KMS & MAK activation available

    KMS is no worry, as when you rebuild your workstation you simply will get the activation again.

    With MAK you could use this method
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/109358

    sebus
     
  9. psreax

    psreax MDL Novice

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    But now Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard is available in Dreamspark :)