YAQ about tokens.dat and saving Windows 7 activation

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  1. Gremo

    Gremo MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Gremo, May 19, 2011
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    Hello everybody sorry for bother again asking this ;) i'd like to save activation status of my notebook. I've mounted my install.wim and i'm going move from my current setup to install.wim this file:
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    %SystemDrive%\Windows\ServiceProfiles\NetWorkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\tokens.dat
    
    This should save the activation status, along with using dism to set the product key. Am i right? My actual question is, i've read this only works if you've activated windows online, but i've used the phone call method.

    So you think it's going to work or i'm wasting my time? can i check in a disconnected virtual machine (guess no because hardware is different...)?
     
  2. Tito

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  3. soyabeaner

    soyabeaner MDL Novice

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    Do those tools work on SP1?
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Obviously!!! :)
     
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  5. soyabeaner

    soyabeaner MDL Novice

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    Thks. And covers OEM preinstalled Win 7 right?
     
  6. Tito

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    Yap.... but start with a fresh installation media ~ better choice I think ;)
     
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  7. soyabeaner

    soyabeaner MDL Novice

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    Sorry for asking the obvious. I'm new at this. I recently tried ABR (directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore), but not sure it properly grabbed the files because it only generated backup-cert.xrm-ms and backup-key.txt. There was no tokens.dat created, so I wasn't sure if it worked with my setup o_O. If I'm correct on this all 3 files will be needed during the restore activation part regardless of the tool used :confused:
     
  8. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    If your system was pre-activated and it uses OEM SLP then by simply installing the certificate and then the serial the system will be genuine.
     
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  9. soyabeaner

    soyabeaner MDL Novice

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    Cool. Mine is OEM SLP, so no need for tokens.dat :)
     
  10. Gremo

    Gremo MDL Junior Member

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    I'd like to do it manually without tools, so i'd like to go this way, thanks!

    I've checked (with some tool) and it's OEM:COA, but i don't know what it means and don't know... how to proceed?
     
  11. urie

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    It maybe OEM:COA because you have used serial number from sticker on computer and activated over the internet rather than grabbing correct OEM SLP serial number and certificate information on windows activation type posted Vista-OEM-Activation-How-it-Works for Vista but windows 7 is just the same.
     
  12. v0id

    v0id MDL Novice

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    I have retail windows 7 ultimate x64 with genuine key not OEM and i want to format my hdd and reinstall windows 7 and i need program who can backup my activation and after i install windows i need to restore it.

    Any help pls. :D
     
  13. urie

    urie Moderator
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    You can use Paymyrent-Token-restore-for-mak-keys-and-retail