Windows 8 KMS Activation

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  1. Pipe Smoker

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  3. Pipe Smoker

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    Thank you, slave! ;)
     
  4. s1ave77

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    That seems to indicate that something isn't working correctly :g:. Did you use the installer or the portable version?
     
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  5. degerli

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    Win8 pro problem :s
     
  6. xmate

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    Hi
    Is there any KMS server available for 180 days activation at the moment ? MTK is only providing 45 days grace period :wacko:, but MTK is a wonderful invention.I don't want to install any KMS service locally :rolleyes:
     
  7. PaulDesmond

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    you will not get a KMS online which activates your single language os
     
  8. xmate

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    I recently upgraded my system to Pro with WMC gvlk :D now i'm waiting for some luck (online KMS), does that mean i can use online KMS if i added one more language pack ?
     
  9. PaulDesmond

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    good luck :p
     
  10. s1ave77

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    As the online servers (if any available though) are KMS Emulators mostly, you won't gain a longer activation grace for ProfessionalWMC. It's a glitch in the KMS protocol (a real KMS Host will refuse to activate ProWMC/Core) which the Emulators exploit with the little restriction of 45 days.

    Install AutoKMS wich creates task for reactivation every StartUp/LogOn/24hrs so the grace won't drop beneath 44 days :cool2:.
     
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    Thanks for your kind information :rolleyes:
     
  12. s1ave77

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    You're welcome :D.
     
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  13. GingerGrin

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    So I got a few of questions about Windows 8 activation. I read that unlike Windows 7( which had DAZ loader), Windows 8 has no permanent activation methods and that we use something called KMS activator to get around the licensing procedure.(I don’t even know what KMS stands for :p)

    So that’s my first question- What is KMS activator and AutoKMS activator? Is it something like a trial resetter?
    Then, second big question, how do I actually activate Windows 8? For 7, It was like, download the correct copy(x86 or x64), burn to DVD, Install, Run the Loader. Done. What are the steps for this one?(Any links, topics??)
    Last question, what is pre-activated Windows 8? Saw some torrents titled so from Murphy78.

    Bear with me, if I sound like a complete noob.
     
  14. TCM

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    KMS is Key Management Service. It's a method for companies to activate hundreds or thousands of clients without each client phoning home to Microsoft. To prevent employees bringing in machines to activate and enjoying a free activation through their employer, the activation is not permanent and has to be renewed periodically.

    Normally, the company activates one or more specific server(s) to act as a KMS. This activation is permanent and done by contacting Microsoft. These servers can then activate clients.

    KMS emulators, well, emulate a KMS server so you can activate clients yourself. This activation is only possible on so called VL clients, meaning volume license. So you need either Win8 Professional VL (notice there is also a normal Professional integrated into the multi-edition DVD) or Enterprise which only comes as VL and thus is never called Enterprise VL.
     
  15. GingerGrin

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    That's some solid information brother. Thanks :)
     
  16. s1ave77

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    That would be correct for a real KMS Host, whereas the Emulators will activate all Win 8/8.x versions (even Core and ProfessionalWMC) :cool2:.
     
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    Oh yeah, I never cared about these corner cases. :)
     
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    #6638 naxal, May 31, 2014
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    I used that KMS activator to activate the Windows 8.1 Update one and Office 2013 SP1, both in x64 bit version but today early morning, my Windows Defender threw up an warning :'(

    Code:
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    Windows still says its activated, so is office.. What effect it would have in my system ??
     
  19. coleoptere2007

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    #6639 coleoptere2007, May 31, 2014
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    Do an exception for KMS folder and files in WDefender that's better :)
     
  20. lostpassword

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    Thank you for the advice. I had the same message, and I saw that it mentioned Autokms. I added it as an exception in Windows Defender. I have now added the folder \Windows\AutoKMS as an exception. It is very reassuring to get the advice of all the experts on this forum.

    The amount of junk about these days seems to be on the increase. I am constantly having to warn my friends about all the fake emails coming from power and telephone companies threatening that supplies will be cut off, when I know they are fully paid up on Direct Debit.