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MAK License Activation with VAMT RRS feed

  • Question

  • If for example you have an activated Windows 7 PC that burned to the ground and you had to build a new one (all new hardware) what happens to the activation of the old PC.  i know you have to activate the new PC but do you get back the lost activation.  in other words if you have 100 activations available on the MAK and you build a PC and activate it you now have 99.  the PC dies never to return and you have to build a new one to replace it and activate it.  does that mean you only have 98 activations left or does the activation of the OLD PC get recycled so that you get back to 99 available?  Is there some process that you have to go through to get the activation back using the VAMT or through Microsoft?  I know if it is a minor change you can reassign the CID back to the PC using VAMT but what about a complete PC hardware failure?
    Friday, November 20, 2009 8:02 PM

Answers

  • Hello SteveW05,
    Your MAK key has more activations on it than are on you Volume License agreement, this is allow for machines that need to replaced or rebuilt.
    Plus you can also request more activations on the MAK, if it runs low or out of activations.
    You do not recover the activation that was consumed by a machine replacement, but with the extra activations that should not be an issue.
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:03 PM

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  • Hello SteveW05,
    Your MAK key has more activations on it than are on you Volume License agreement, this is allow for machines that need to replaced or rebuilt.
    Plus you can also request more activations on the MAK, if it runs low or out of activations.
    You do not recover the activation that was consumed by a machine replacement, but with the extra activations that should not be an issue.
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:03 PM
  • Thanks.  That answered the question.  by any chance do you know how many over the VLA you get with the MAK Key.  is it a percentage or a set number?
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 5:31 PM
  • Hello SteveW05,
    It differs depending on the Volume License agreement and the number of license you have.
    You would have to check with your volume license contacts to get a number, however I think VAMT may show you the number available on the MAK.
    Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:04 PM