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How To Re-install Windows Without Any Re-activation

If something goes wrong on your PC somewhere, and when it seems like no one on the earth is gonna solve that, 9 out of 10 of us opt to format the current Windows Installation and re-install it. And even re-installation of Windows is waiting for you to follow the rather 'cumbersome' method to re-activate it. So, at TechnoTravel.in, we are gonna explain how to Backup your current Windows' activation status and how to restore it when needed.

One thing should be noted that we are not gonna go through the process of the actual Windows' re-installation, as the matter of focus is how to backup the windows' activation status and how to recover it at the end of the re-installation process. Full article on Windows' re-installation will be covered in future.

What Software to use for this purpose?
We have found out a very useful software namely Advanced Token Manager for our purpose, which can scan and store the current Windows' installation status which can be backed up on the external storage medium and which can be restored when needed.

Download your copy of Advanced Token Manager

  1. Advanced Token Manager (From Softpedia)

Backing Up the Current Activation
Once you have grabbed the copy of the Advanced Token Manager from here, you can extract the zip file to the external storage medium and run the .exe file from there.

As you run the .exe file, you'll be presented with the following window.
Note: In the image, the product key is blacked out to prevent any misuse.

Now, to backup the activation data, just click on the Backup Activation button and wait for the process to finish. As the process finishes, the new folder called "Windows Activation Backup" is created.
Now, as the backup process is finished, the backup button will be changed to restore button.

Restoring The Windows' Activation
Now, it's as easy as backing up. Just open the .exe file and click "Restore" button. After clicking the Restore button. you might have to wait a couple of minutes.
It will prompt the following message,
Click "Yes" and wait for couple of minutes to finish the process. After that you'll be prompted the Success message. Now, you may check the system properties to verify that.

Rajat Patel

Rajat Patel

Founder at TheNextGeek.com. Software Engineer & Business Analyst by profession. Avid open source evangelist. Mostly writes about Technology that interests him, and some neat tricks to make your day-to-day tech life a breeze.

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