VAMT Known Issues

Updated: May 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The following list contains the current known issues with the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 3.0.

  • The VAMT Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) remote operations may take longer to execute if the target computer is in a sleep or standby state.

  • Recovery of Non-Genuine computers is a two-step process. VAMT can be used to install a new product key and activate the computer. However, the computer itself must visit the Windows Genuine Advantage Web site to revalidate the computer's Genuine status. Upon successfully completing this step, the computer will be restored to full functionality. For more information on recovering Non-Genuine Windows computers, go to Windows Volume Activation.

  • When opening a Computer Information List (.cil file) saved in a previous version of VAMT, the edition information is not shown for each product in the center pane. Users must update the product status again to obtain the edition information.

  • The remaining activation count can only be retrieved for MAKs.

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