I work in the Oil industry, I have 1 specific system that runs a diagnostic application for a particle widget.

The systems is logically disconnected, and is sent out with Windows 10 Ent. Activated.

In the event of an issue, "hard-drive failure, or full computer failure" I can replace with either a backup image, or replacement parts.

When this happens my Windows 10 is no longer Activated.

Here is the tricky part.

Phone service is minimal, there is a satellite phone but normally used for emergencies.

So activation would be - NO KMS , -NO INTERNET, -NO PHONE.

I have called Microsoft with this question, they said those are the only 3 options. I get the SAT/phone is my only real option but thats why I am sending this scenario out to the community.

I have valid KMS and MAK Keys for the OS... Just need a way to activate windows without using Microsoft's 3 approved methods.

Any thoughts?

  • "This important computer won't ever work again" isn't an emergency warranting a few minutes use of the satphone? – ceejayoz Feb 14 '18 at 19:03
  • Restoring with the OEM disk don't work to prevent the activation ? – yagmoth555 Feb 14 '18 at 19:45
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    The satphone is probably cheaper than putting it on a helicopter and sending it back to somewhere with Internet. – Michael Hampton Feb 14 '18 at 20:05
  • 100%, I get that, and that's what my plan currently reads. however as i stated " I get the sat phone is the logical option" .... I'm simply asking if any one has found a way to activate windows that isn't the vanilla Microsoft answer. – CHOP Feb 15 '18 at 13:38
  • Yag, OEM disk is possible but it adds time issue. I have an image with all my software pre-loaded so while the OS would be activated, I would then have to spend time loading the software. Since the software has no internet connection, it becomes difficult to activate. On my image, the software doesn't lose its activation.. – CHOP Feb 15 '18 at 13:40

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