"Your Windows license will expire soon"

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by alexu80, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. alexu80

    alexu80 MDL Novice

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    Hi! What is the workaround for this annoying message? I installed in August last year Windows 10 on my PC using an older BIE distribution. Since December I receive this message, and now it says that it's not activated. I activated it with the EZ activator method from the Microsoft Toolkit 2.6.4. and it says that it is Windows 10 Enterprise edition. Does the new version of the MTK resolve this problem?
     
  2. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    2.6.4 is the latest version of MTK. You should have a \Windows\AutoKMS\AutoKMS.exe file. If you don't an antivirus deleted it.
     
  3. Raju George

    Raju George MDL Novice

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    Hi Alex,

    Please advise from where can i download Toolkit 2.6.4 to activate home lab Windows 10
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Not advised to use it anymore.
     
  6. anethema

    anethema MDL Novice

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    What is the best tool these days ?
     
  7. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    This one.
     
  8. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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  9. Raju George

    Raju George MDL Novice

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  10. Raju George

    Raju George MDL Novice

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    thanks mate , true, looks like MTK wont work on 1809 , please let know if any other workaround comes your way in future

    much appreciated
     
  11. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    1. No update will undo KMS activations (the AV will get definitions updates, who can quarantine the kms activation).
    2. MTK is abandoned by its dev but can activate 1809 (TAP settings), but best is to use a more uptodate and supported KMS solution.
     
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Most forget that by default WU also runs MRT, which is by far the worst invasive crap ever made (with no chance to interfere) :D.
     
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  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I never seen m(s)rt doing anything :D
     
  14. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Yeah, it's supposed to work that way. I had it quarantining stuff in background without any chance to whitelist or restore the data. Nasty stuff indeed!!!

    First thing after installing Windows is now:
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    ::Disable MRT download (and scan)
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MRT" /v DontOfferThroughWUAU /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
    
     
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  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I now use MRP to avoid the msrt being offered, it has that setting too.
     
  16. Raju George

    Raju George MDL Novice

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    thanks mate , frankly speaking im not that of a techie, have you implemented the solution mentioned on KMS Solution, not sure on how to start with it, appreciate if you could provide some layman basic steps to start with

    cheers
     
  17. uhulokk

    uhulokk MDL Novice

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    I too would appreciate some help, since I removed the previous kms as it said, I installed the dll than ran with admin priv, but it still said windows activation failed in the command lines
     
  18. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    1) download from one of the many links provided
    2) extract the 7z file with the password "2019" without the quotes. If you don't have 7zip, install it (or winrar, or whatever your favorite compression program is)
    3) follow the instructions in the included readme.txt
     
  19. Raju George

    Raju George MDL Novice

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    hi pf100,

    sorry to buy you with this, but what to download ? which link are you referring to ?

    appreciate your help , sorry to be a pain , im bit confused here

    ta