Windows 8.1 Pro WMC generic activation tokens creation

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  1. kelorgo

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  2. Puffingmad

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    Nice Kelogro will be great for those of us that have a valid WMC but don't have the retail key
    Takes away the need for a leaked MAK key to get past the 8.1 activation

    One question though, will theses tokens be pc pacific or can they be used on another PC ?
     
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  3. orca99

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    Good stuff....thanks :)
     
  4. speedbirdengineer

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    Brilliant mate. Thanks a trillion.................
     
  5. fkar

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    AFAIK, since they are generic tokens, they can be used on another PC, as discussed you should have valid WMC keys for individual PC in order to get successful activation.
     
  6. Smorgan

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    This seems interesting. I know most of the stuff I've done is licensing and the like but damn this does look interesting.
     
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  7. bobdebouman

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    Can't we just use iso file to upgrade instead of upgrading to 8.1 from the store?
     
  8. Krutonium

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    I suspect the ISO Upgrade would work too.
     
  9. speedbirdengineer

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    Procedure brilliant mate!!! Activated IAW your instructions. Kelorgo u r a champion!!!!:worthy:
     
  10. kelorgo

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    #10 kelorgo, Oct 22, 2013
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    Unfortunately no. The upgrade through the store seems to include the critical extra behaviour of migrating the v1 tokens to v2. When you upgrade through an ISO, you are asked for a product key right at the start and migration does not happen.
    The whole point of the procedure is to create a set of tokens that will then work on any PC. As such, the procedure only has to be done once, once you got the tokens, it never needs to be repeated.

    In theory, it's enough for just one person in the world to go through the procedure, and then share the resulting tokens with the rest of the world. The tokens don't include any personal info or private product keys, so this would be completely safe.
     
  11. bobdebouman

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    Then can you share the token? I will try activating on my pc. :worthy:
     
  12. adit123tya

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    those tokens are of no use to you, it is retail activation and is hardware specific
     
  13. Techiekid

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    Out of curiosity, does MS have a policy on how many times your legit personal WMC key can be transferred to another machine as long as it is being used by a single machine. Or is it random. Also, if you reinstall the OS on a new pc, will it activate online by the process mentioned or do you have to activate it by phone or MS customer service because the PC or Laptop has physically changed?
     
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    Thanks kelorgo Im sure it wont be too long until there floating about on the web save the ppl on metered BW from having to DL 4 gig :D
     
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  15. kelorgo

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    No, sorry.
    Wrong. I think you didn't read the post in detail or what the purpose of it is. The tokens do not contain a valid activation, and as such they are not hardware specific. You can use them on any PC. Their purpose is to accept the entry of a WMC key so that you can then activate with that. Only the WMC key needs to match your PC.
    Yes they do, the answer is 0. Legally, you are not allowed to transfer a WMC key between machines at all. Practically, a WMC key will not activate online on a second PC with different hardware. Even on the same PC, some changes make it not reactivate, for example changing the Hard Disk. If you really did not touch the hardware at all, then the same key will reactivate online on the same PC.
     
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    Well, it's still possible to activate it (the WMC promo key) offline (via phone) at different machine though. I've done exactly that with success just a few days ago. No idea how many times it can be done, but it's been the 3rd time with that particular key.
     
  17. kelorgo

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    Certainly. I'm generally more concerned about online activation.

    The procedure described in the OP is also useful for those going for phone activation, since it allows the entry of the WMC upgrade key in the first place.
     
  18. Krutonium

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    Interesting... So once someone releases the tokens, it basically becomes the same over-the-phone activation as always :) Sounds ligit ;)
     
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