Microsoft follows the policy of one key for one Windows activation. This means only a single key can be used for one installation. Suppose you installed Windows on multiple hard drives of a same computer, you won’t be able to activate [...]
The Tokens.dat file in the Windows operating system is a digitally signed file, which stores most of the Windows activation files. All files together have a digital signature that prevents tokens.dat be replaced on other machines, in this case, if [...]
Windows Activation is a process that helps you to activate Windows and verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and that it has not been used on more computers than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. The Automatic Activation [...]
You may for some reason need to change your Windows product license key – maybe you want to upgrade your copy of Windows to a higher version or maybe you want to change the default setup product key to a [...]
If you have tried to activate your copy of Windows over the Internet, and failed, with perhaps any of the following error codes, like with error code 0x8004FE33, 0×80004005, 0x8004FE33, you may want to follow this tutorial and see if any [...]
We have already seen how to upgrade or activate Windows 8 earlier. But Windows 8 Enterprise Edition does not offer an option to enter your serial number during installation. In my case, when you click on “Activate” it tried for few [...]
After you have installed a copy of Windows 8 on your computer, you may at some time have to activate it if you haven’t done so already – or you may want to change your product key and upgrade your [...]
Advanced Tokens Manager lets you backup and restore your Windows and Office Activation files, thereby doing away with the need of activating your software everytime you install it. Backup Windows and Office Activation Tokens files Windows Activation is the initial process by which a [...]
If you are trying to activate your copy of Windows using the Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or the Key Management Service (KMS) to perform Volume Activation on one or more on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista-based computers, [...]
If you have just purchased a new copy of Microsoft Office 2010 and you find that you are unable to unlock or activate it using the license key given, then you may want to try out the following troubleshooting steps.
When you install or reinstall a Microsoft Office 2010 suite, you are prompted to type or to paste the 25-character product key. The product key is used during the Microsoft software installation to unlock the Microsoft Office suite.
Microsoft has released a set of 3 Guides on how to use, how to manage product keys & how to track and report activation data using Volume Activation Management Tool, VAMT 2.0, in Windows client and Windows Server products.
We had reported earlier that Microsoft would deploy a new update for Windows Activation Technologies. This update to the activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7, is now available.
Microsoft has set up a product identification service which allows you to send your suspected, high quality sophisticated fakes to them – along with proof of purchase. Microsoft will then tell you weather or not it’s fake, and if it [...]
If for some reason your Windows 7 or Windows 8 online activation fails completely, you may see an Activate by Telephone option in the wizard. You can always use this option to activate your Windows 7 copy. In case a connection [...]
You’ve purchased a Windows operating system or software through OEM or Volume Licensing, but is it ‘Genuine’? Activation is the initial process by which a Windows running on a PC is determined to be properly licensed and genuine, and it’s [...]
Windows Volume Activation represents a set of activation methods available to customers who will be using either Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 under the Microsoft® Volume Licensing (VL) Program or using VL media. Use this reference document to [...]