Archive for February, 2019

Windows not Activated

February 28, 2019

I have seen this several times. New PC and windows is not activated?!?
Well the License key is embedded into the motherboard these days, so what is the key?

  • Open a command prompt as admin
    Type “wmic path softwarelicensingservice get Oa3xOriginalProductKey
    Note this down.
  • Then type “slmgr.vbs -ipk <insert key here>” obviously with the key where it says <insert key here>.
  • Now go back to the Windows activation app and click troubleshoot again.
  • Worked for me….

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VMWare ESXi for free

February 6, 2019

In case you need this. It’s simple if you want a “no support” option and are either playing around with it or are comfortable supporting the infrastructure yourself.

Step 1 : Go to https://my.vmware.com and create an account.

Step 2 : Go to downloads and you’ll eventually see a License & Downloads tab.

Step 3 : Under that you will see your License info and also the download links.

Step 4 : Download the VMWare OS and when it’s eventually up and running, make sure to click on Manage under the host.

Step 4 : Then Click on the Licensing tab.

Step 5 : In there you should see a way to paste the license code you found in Step 3.

Step 6 : One you paste in the code, click Assign license and you’re done. Perpetual license!