Ryu Connor wrote:slmgr.vbs -dli
technet wrote:By default, /dli displays the license information for the installed active Windows edition. Specifying the [Activation ID] parameter displays the license information for the specified edition associated with that Activation ID. Specifying the [All] as the parameter will display all applicable installed products’ license information.
Ryu Connor wrote:It would tell him if the OS is licensed (activated) or not before he plugs the network cable back in for software testing. This deals with his concern that it would activate as soon as the image finished firing up, leaving him ignorant as to whether or not the backup displaced his activation.
Microsoft wrote:•You make a significant hardware change to your computer, such as upgrading the hard disk and memory at the same time. If a major hardware change requires activating Windows again, you will be notified and will have three days to activate your copy of Windows.
Ryu Connor wrote:I find it unlikely that he'll have an issue. I've transitioned a backup to the same system, even the same system with a different disk seamlessly a ton of times.
Activation technically uses a combination hardware hash, but it has a threshold designed to require multiple hardware changes at once to trigger it.
Ryu Connor wrote:All that happens after you Internet activate too many times, which isn't a low threshold, is that you have the extra first world difficulty of calling a phone system.
BIF wrote:My local TigerDirect store (formerly CompUSA)
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