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...
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.
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.
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.
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?