Windows 8 Pro with WMC Activation Restore

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  1. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 david_xross_2, Nov 25, 2012
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    Hi!

    I've backed up my Windows 8 Pro with WMC Activation (i.e. backing up the spp folder in C:\Windows\System32)..I've got a genuine Windows 8 Pro key.The thing is if i reinstall Windows in the future and activate it with my genuine pro key..and after that restore the WMC Activation..would it restore Media Center as well..because when we add this key to Windows 8 Pro, it undergoes "Adding Features" and restarts a couple of times before Media Center appears...Would Activation Backup have this same effect (i.e. undergoing "Adding Features" and restarting a couple of times before Media Center appears) when restored in a fresh Windows 8 Pro Installation??
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afaik restoring backup of a Win 8 Pro WMC will only work after installing from a selfbuild Win 8 Pro WMC ISO. Restoring in a Win 8 Pro should cause deactivation.
     
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  3. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks ;)

    Time for me to create another system image with WMC :D
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yep, you can do by hand and via tool.
     
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