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[BETA] SLShim: permanent Win7/8/10 all editions activation
09-05-2016, 02:57 AM
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[BETA] SLShim: permanent Win7/8/10 all editions activation
This project is reverse engineered reimplementation of MS's Software Protection Platform at the lowest level. It's not really activation as such, as that whole thing (sppsvc) is simply thrown out of window and re-done from scratch. All APPIds/SKUs are claimed as activated when something asks.

First and foremost, this thing can brick your windows, especially if you have edition which can't boot into safe mode to remove stuck windows update (too lazy to write down bitlocker key etc). Be prepared for the worst.

Usage

Extract zip into directory, run install.bat as administrator. You may need to reboot twice for policies to start propagating into kernel cache.

Advantages
It can activate any edition of office and windows and permanently (provided the DLLs stay). You dont need to have volume windows installation.

It can also enable normally disabled features, current defaults (peek into tokens.reg) include raising memory limit (ev. PAE), enabling terminal server, ability to join a domain, metro sideloading, RAID5, advanced bitlocker features and some other tid bits.

It works with all editions of windows starting from Windows 7.

More in-depth technical documentation can be found in the .zip archive.


Caveats

  1. Windows Update and Defender. SLShim replaces 5 core system files, and windows can partially restore those to original without even asking you. SLShim is designed to survive this in a manner to not crash the system, but it will not continue to work anymore - simply run install.bat again.
    Planned fix: eventually move towards in-memory injection, not file replacement.
  2. Various cosmetic bugs. After installing some .msi packages which require a reboot, the dialog will not appear with slshim. Hard to fix.


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.zip  slshim.zip (Size: 22.72 KB / Downloads: 104)
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02-09-2017, 03:04 AM
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RE: [BETA] SLShim: permanent Win7/8/10 all editions activation
Attention the 'install.bat' is a litte bugging:
1.
For ex on a german system the command will be this
icacls "%fullname%.dll" /Grant Administratoren:F > nul
while it's
icacls "%fullname%.dll" /Grant Administrators:F > nul
on a english system

2.
Probably it should be like this
... && rundll32 slshim%bits%.dll SLShimInit ...

3. At 64-bit systems manually copy
slshim32.dll to <Windows>\SysWOW64\slshim.dll

I'll release a bugfixed version if there is more time and I get this running
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