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HWID Activation

This is an overview of the activation process for Windows 10/11 using a script that does not modify any files on your system. The activation process is permanent and linked to your system's hardware, and it can be created for all supported editions. Once activated, the license is stored in Microsoft servers and cannot be removed, but significant hardware changes may require reactivation. Internet connectivity is necessary for successful activation, and auto-activation is possible after a Windows re-installation if Retail media was used for installation. However, VL media will require the user to insert a Retail/OEM key to activate or use the script again. For detailed instructions on how to use the script, refer to the instructions provided.

How does it work?​

If you're looking to activate Windows 10 with a digital license without having to pay for it, Microsoft provides an HWID (digital license) activation process as part of the official upgrade process from Windows 7. This involves running gatherosstate.exe, which checks the license of the current Windows installation and generates a valid GenuineTicket.xml ticket that is sent to Microsoft for authorization.

By fooling the gatherosstate.exe file into generating a valid ticket, you can obtain a valid HWID (Digital license) without paying for it. Two methods can be used to convince gatherosstate.exe: placing a custom slc.dll file beside gatherosstate.exe or modifying the gatherosstate.exe file itself so that it doesn't check the system's activation status and can create a valid ticket directly.

It's important to note that neither of these methods requires modifying or patching any on-board system files. Gatherosstate.exe is available as part of the ISO file and not in C drive system files, and the system's slc.dll file is not modified. Instead, a custom slc.dll file is used for a brief moment during ticket generation. To learn more about these methods, you can check out the MAS-Legacy-Methods repository.

It's worth noting that the latest version of MAS uses universal tickets instead of either of these methods. However, it's important to ensure that your software is properly licensed to avoid legal issues down the line.

Types of Tickets​

There are three categories of ticket types that can be generated using different methods. The first type is Downlevel Ticket, which is the simplest method, in which the system signs the ticket with a downlevel key and sets the ticket's OSVersion to =<10. Even though Microsoft shouldn't grant activation for this method if it's generated on Windows 10/11, it has been working continuously for the past 4-5 years and is used by most HWID activators.

The second type is Lockbox Ticket, which is a slightly trickier method. The system signs the ticket with a Lockbox key, sets the ticket's OSVersion to 10, and involves cleaning Clipsvc licenses and IdentityCRL registry keys in the system. Although these tickets are identical to genuine tickets generated by an activated Windows 10/11 system, they are not primarily used in MAS due to hiccups in the process.

The third type is Universal Ticket, in which we set the OSVersion to =<5 in the ticket. When we apply the ticket, the system ignores the HWID in the ticket due to the lower OSVersion and grants activation regardless. These tickets can be either Downlevel or Lockbox type and can be applied to any system. While Microsoft ideally shouldn't grant activation for this method, they do.

This post offers a solution to activate Windows 10, Windows Server, and Microsoft Office for free and permanently. Unlike selling MSDN Windows 10 keys, which are prone to revocation, this method is 100% free and ensures that there is no chance of the activation getting revoked by Microsoft or any other issues.

Regardless of the current edition installed on your PC, you can activate any edition you want in just five minutes. If you found this post helpful and saved some money, don't forget to leave a like or comment that it works as a way of thanking the author and getting rid of the "activate Windows" watermark.

This open-source code is completely safe and there's no risk of the key getting revoked. Despite this method being around for a while now, Microsoft seems to be too lazy to fix it.

  1. The method is as follows:
    1. Download Microsoft Activation Scripts from GitHub. Get the latest version (currently 1.4). https://github.com/massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts/releases 725
    2. Direct download link here - https://github.com/massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts/releases/download/1.4/MAS_1.4_Password_1234.7z 617
    • Extract the downloaded folder using 7zip. Password is 1234.
    • Run the .cmd file in the “All in one” folder, pretty self-explanatory.
    • Activate whatever Windows version you want. Most of you will press the number 2 to activate Windows.
    • Enjoy activated windows 10.