If you are a developer or a Windows tweaker, then formatting and reinstalling Windows operating system might became a regular basis activities. Reinstalling Windows Operating System in repetitive ways on a Hardrive or Virtualization such as VMWare or Virtualbox might resulting on Activation Key Suspension.
How we can avoid Activation Key Suspension without calling local Microsoft office ?
Here’s the steps:
- Go To C:\WINDOWSSystem32
- Backup wpa.dbl file to other location (ie:D Drive)
Now, you can format and reinstall the operating system Dirve (ie: C Drive). Important note, You cannot add another hardware with this step, because it will reconfigurate the Activation Key.
- Restart/ Shutdown the Computer
- Few Second after Boot, Press F8 Key before OS Start.
- Choose Safe Mode.
- Copy the wpa.dbl file from data/backup drive (ie: D Drive)
- Paste the wpa.dbl file into C:\WINDOWSSystem32 Folder
- Overwrite the existing file.
- Restart your Windows OS
- Now You have succeded activate the windows OS.