Windows 10: Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
Still going to try it tho.
But I honestly think Microsoft made that gatherosstate.exe file to create an eligible file that can be used to activate windows. So maybe in newer builds Microsoft will remove that file. Obviously why would Microsoft change something for this as they know the majority of users is not this ''smart'' to figure this out...
Simple way to test your theory. Install Windows 10 on a computer that is not and do not connect it to the internet. Then try to activate it with the genuineticket.xml file without connecting to the internet. You will find that you can't because the activation is retrieved from Microsoft activation servers and not the genuineticket.xml file.
I am talking about activating it from the same PC (after july). not PC to other PC. I already tried that with virtual machines and it doesnt work.
The GT.xml file is actually quite simple, albeit it obfuscated.
To see what info MS uses run the script here:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Page 10 - Windows 10 Forums
After sucessful activation, the SessionID is written to the tokens.dat licensing files as permanent activation and the GT discarded.
You'll see it contains just the original edition and version, the hardwareID and a flag that it's genuine.
The trick post 29 July 2016 is switching the activation servers off to accepting the version contained within it (6.x in the case of Windows 7 and Windows 8) - the store bought GT's should contain version 10.x and thus not be affected.
So its possible?
It may be possible - but not legal if the GT has to be manipulated.
Besides there is a lot of encrypted data that has been put in there specifically to prevent that sort of thing.
So let's rather hope the free period gets extended officially... good chance it will, given the huge push and so many Win 7 users still having not adopted Win 10.
I was not talking about moving the genuineticket.xml file to a different PC. Install Windows 7 on a PC. Activate Windows 7. Capture the genuineticket.xml file. Disconnect the same PC from the internet. Clean install Windows 10 to the same PC. Copy the same genuineticket.xml file back to the same PC. Leave the PC disconnected from the internet. Windows 10 will not activate.
The genuineticket.xml file does not provide activation. It only provides information regarding the previously installed operating system to the Microsoft activation server which is what decides whether or not to grant activation to the requesting Windows 10. After July 29th, if the information provided by the genuineticket.xml file indicates a computer that has not been upgraded before, the Microsoft activation server will not return an activation, until proof of payment is submitted - probably in the form of a product key.
Still trying wont hurt.
Hi there, i wanna ask, if i go with the tutorial shared by shawn in the 1st page, and successfully activate win10. but if some day i must install the clean win10 in my computer again (without changing any part of my computer), can win10 directly activated automatically after i do clean install?or i must go with win7 again and do the tutorial way that shawn share?
i'm running into an issue with activating a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro on my netbook.
i did an upgrade on the same netbook from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro, which installed and activated fine.
i decided to try wiping the...
Maybe someone can push me in the right direction to a fix ? Or should I buy a new computer?
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As the topic said :chuckle: