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Speedbird

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  1. Remove everything on your HDD. This means all partitons. All of them. Set the SATA controller to IDE in your BIOS. XP does not support AHCI. Make a 60GB partition for XP. This is all you need. Install XP to said partition with the CD (PM me if you need one) Install Windows 8.1 to the rest of the hard drive (again, PM me if you need a DVD). Now, during each boot it should ask you which OS to load. As far as I know, Windows 8.1's bootloader is the bootmgr, which has been used since Vista, and which can load XP. However, XP uses the old NTLDR, which can't boot anything newer than XP. This is why we install XP first - to make sure it doesn't overwrite the bootmgr.
  2. Try running this script. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0u0au9xgy6ss18p/win10fix_full.zip?dl=0
  3. Windows 10 can still connect to dial-up.

    1. Speedbird

      Speedbird

      I have never used it though. The oldest type of connection I have used is DSL, and the slowest is EDGE.

    2. Jambls

      Jambls

      I am still on dsl :(

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  4. I doubt that it will work, but give it a try. Nobody really knows what exactly the iTunes backup backs up, so I'm not sure if it will include the jailbreak. But I suggest that you back up the important stuff somewhere else too, like cloud storage.
  5. Nope. The only way to get rid of it is by Restoring it with iTunes. This will remove everything.
  6. We probably will. And if we don't, MSDN subscribers will. And they will mirror the ISOs.
  7. The iOS 9 public beta is Live! And of course, the site is down.

    1. Tedster

      Tedster

      And having already seen it, they've really messed up the Music app.

    2. Speedbird

      Speedbird

      Yeah, they already did that with 8.4.

    3. Tedster

      Tedster

      Really? Oh.

      Further disappointment ensues.

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  8. Remember kids, always have backups. Seriously though, it's good that you had them. Hope that the incovenience wasn't too big.
  9. Yes, this tool only works with XP, Vista and 7. You may provide the output of the command slmgr /dlv and that could help. That's what the licesning tab is.
  10. Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0): ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data--> Validation Code: 0 Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0 Windows Product Key: ---------------------------------------------- Windows Product Key Hash: fRtkCGJJJZOFuMLnlDZA9D1+3M8= Windows Product ID: ----------------------------------------------- Windows Product ID Type: 5 Windows License Type: Retail Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048 ID: {22F42164-74DC-451F-A56B-FED273DC1201}(1) Is Admin: Yes TestCab: 0x0 LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Product Name: Windows 7 Professional Architecture: 0x00000009 Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603 TTS Error: Validation Diagnostic: Resolution Status: N/A Vista WgaER Data--> ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Windows XP Notifications Data--> Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 File Exists: No Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 OGA Notifications Data--> Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 OGA Data--> Office Status: 109 N/A OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002 Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3 Browser Data--> Proxy settings: N/A User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32) Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled Active scripting: Allowed Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed File Scan Data--> Other data--> Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{22F42164-74DC-451F-A56B-FED273DC1201}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-R9DPK</PKey><PID>00371-220-6160161-06698</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1514768023-2607320537-3432079673</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.</Manufacturer><Model>B85N PHOENIX</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>F6</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20140704000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>176D0600018400F4</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002 Licensing Data--> Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514 Name: Windows® 7, Professional edition Description: Windows Operating System - Windows® 7, RETAIL channel Activation ID: c1e88de3-96c4-4563-ad7d-775f65b1e670 Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f Extended PID: 00371-00212-220-616016-00-2057-7601.0000-1232015 Installation ID: 003164099156894724006721507731271415568486312536778001 Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338 Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339 Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341 Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340 Partial Product Key: R9DPK License Status: Licensed Remaining Windows rearm count: 3 Trusted time: 09/07/2015 18:45:38 Windows Activation Technologies--> HrOffline: 0x00000000 HrOnline: 0x00000000 HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000 Event Time Stamp: 6:1:2015 16:52 ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395 Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395 HealthStatus Bitmask Output: HWID Data--> HWID Hash Current: KgAAAAAAAQABAAEAAAACAAAAAQABAAEAln0g+OxqbB0MwMIbXvD+fMj2 OEM Activation 1.0 Data--> N/A OEM Activation 2.0 Data--> BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table Windows marker version: N/A OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A BIOS Information: ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value APIC ALASKA A M I FACP ALASKA A M I HPET ALASKA A M I MCFG ALASKA A M I FPDT ALASKA A M I SSDT PmRef Cpu0Ist SSDT PmRef Cpu0Ist SSDT PmRef Cpu0Ist SSDT PmRef Cpu0Ist DMAR INTEL HSW Windows 7 and office purchased from Microsoftsoftwareswaps... Legit or not? There's a lot of N/As and blanks in there... The spoiler didn't work.... Anyway, it's a retail key, so if it activated normally with the MS servers, it's legit. The N/As and balnks are normal, and the only way to check Office 2010 and newer is with ospp.vbs. But your Windows is genuine. Also, no need to remove the product ID or the partial product key.
  11. I used the DAZ loader for SLP crack testing here, but I haven't tried it on a system with an installed SLIC. As far as I know, it uses binary dumps of SLICs that have been collected from various systems.
  12. maybe one works at a repair shop and refuses to work on pirated systems?
  13. Intro I have worked with Windows for quite some time, and I have not pirated it. However, I have of course seen some pirated systems. Some of these systems very easily identified as pirated, but with some it took some advanced stuff. So, I decided to write this guide to help you detect if a system that you are working on, or your own system if you’re not sure, has a pirated copy of Windows. Some basic terms Product key – the series of 25 alphanumeric characters distributed to prove legitimacy of the OS. A Windows operating system needs a product key installed. It looks something like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX Product ID – an ID consisting mostly of numbers, but can contain letters too. According to Microsoft, the Product ID is used to qualify for support. On Windows 7 and earlier, it looks like this: 00000-000-0000000-00000. On Windows 8 and later, it looks like this: 00000-00000-00000-AA000. The Product ID can be found in the Control Panel, and is generated from the product key and the system language. Activation – The process of verifying the legitimacy of the product key. During this process, the product key is verified by the Microsoft servers to make sure it matches the operating system, and that it isn’t on their blacklist. This method can be bypassed in several ways. Validation – The process of verifying the legitimacy of the operating system. During this process, the Windows system files, product key, and activation status are checked. This is a part of Windows Genuine Advantage, which was removed in Windows 8. The easy way The easiest way to check if Windows is genuine is by running Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool (MGADiag). This tool can be downloaded from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. This is an official tool provided by Microsoft, and works on Windows XP, Vista and 7. It runs the validation on the operating system and displays the result. By pressing the copy button, the whole report, including advanced information will be copied to the clipboard. Here’s a full report from a virtual machine: http://pastebin.com/WCG2bcDT. On a non-genuine system, the error should be displayed right away at the validation status. Sometimes, installing KB971033 helps detect it. However, you can take a closer look to identify more sophisticated piracy. I have created some virtual machine with various Windows “cracks” and will show you how to identify them. KMS cracks KMS, or Key Management Service, is considered one of the easiest ways to bypass Windows activation. This method has been developed by Microsoft for use with Volume Licencing. A KMS server has a KMS Host key, also known as CSVLK (Customer-Specific Volume License Key), which is a special type of product key licenced only for KMS servers. The computers all have KMS Client keys, also known as GVLK (Generic Volume Licence Key), which are publicly available. These GVLKs cannot be used for activation with Microsoft servers, but can be used with KMS servers. A KMS server will activate any client as long as it has a GVLK installed. A KMS crack usually consists of a KMS Server running on the computer, which is used to activate Windows. Here’s how to detect this. Run MGADiag and check the Product ID Channel. If it is 1 – KMS Client, then you most likely have a pirated system at hand. However, it maybe activated with a legitimate system with a KMS server. Check the Licensing tab of MGADiag. This is the output of slmgr /dlv, and you can find KMS information in there. The KMS host should not be 127.0.0.x address. If it is, then it is activated with a local KMS server and is pirated. SLP Cracks System Locked Preinstallation, like KMS, was developed by Microsoft themselves to bypass Windows Activation. SLP was designed for system manufacturers (OEMs) who deploy system images to thousands of systems per day, and who cannot activate every single system manually. SLP consists of 3 things – a Software Licensing Internal Code (SLIC) Table in the BIOS of the computer, a license file, and an SLP Product Key. All of these three are generic, and a single OEM uses one of each for all of their manufactured systems. Many of these have been leaked, and can easily be downloaded. A common way to use them is to modify the master boot record of the hard drive to inject a SLIC to the RAM, and then install the license file and key. Another method is by actually modifying the BIOS by adding a SLIC table. As this method is used by many computer manufacturers, such as HP and Dell, it is not easy to detect. But anyway, here’s how it’s done. Detecting SLP itself is easy – Run MGADiag and check the Product ID Type. If it’s 2 – OEM SLP, then it’s SLP. The hard part is detecting if it’s legitimate or not. There are several ways to do this, but I’m going to show you a method where MGADiag is the only needed tool. System manufacturers usually add some information to identify themselves. One of the methods of doing this is adding OEMIDs to the BIOS. This can be used to identify tampering – if one added a SLIC from a different OEM, it would have a different OEMID. To see these, you can copy the MGADiag report and scroll down to OEM Activation 2.0 information. If you see that the SLIC table has a different OEMID than others, then an SLP crack has been used. This is very easy to detect on custom-built systems, as retail motherboards usually have generic OEMIDs, like ALASKA or AMI. Also make sure to check OEMTableIDs – all should be the same. If the SLIC is different, then it’s pirated. If that didn’t detect it, then the only way to check is by looking at the Certificate of Authenticity and making sure that it matches the installed edition of Windows. SLP can be very hard to detect sometimes, and in those cases looking at the COA is the only way So what do you guys think of this? If I screwed up somewhere or missed something totally important that everybody needs to know, just reply to this thread.
  14. Why do people think that Microsoft accounts have to do with Windows activation?

    1. Speedbird

      Speedbird

      No you don't.

    2. pspfreak

      pspfreak

      Your under the impression that you do. The "Sign in without a microsoft account" is in small text.

    3. Mushious

      Mushious

      If you enter an invalid accoutn/password on signup it lets you bypass that.

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  15. You don't need them, but a lot of software use different versions of it. I just install everything from 2005 to 2013, 32 and 64-bit, just in case.
  16. Yes, yes it will work. This isn't XP anymore, you can use a key from any channel as long as it's the same edition.
  17. I've heard that there is a way to use it with VMWare NAT. I guess I'll try that. I was going to upgrade to 10 Pro anyway at launch.
  18. I have thought about it, but the problem wit Hyper-V is that it doesn't have any NAT functionality. I have tried it, and lack of NAT was the only problem I had with it.
  19. Virtualbox didn't have good performance. This is why I switched to VMWare.
  20. The A10 series has a GPU that's a bit more powerful than the 250. The A8 series has the 250. They're not really good for gaming, medium settings @ 1080p will be the only way to get 60fps.
  21. Hello. So, I have been using VMWare Workstation 11 for quite some time now, and it's a little... unstable. Sometimes it stops responding, and refues to close. Sometimes I cannot open Task Manager to kill it, and it can sometimes crash Explorer too, forcing me to hit the reset button and kill all my running VMs. So, I need something better. It needs to have some NAT capability, good performance, and most of all, good stability. I am using Windows 8.1 Core, so Hyper-V isn't an option.
  22. Look, you don't need any "PC Cleaning" software to keep your PC running. What I do is just use common sense to stay away from malware, keep my programs and operating system up to date, use an antivirus as the last line of defense, and when I'm low on disk space I run Disk Cleanup, a tool built into Windows.
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