Convert MAK licensed Windows system back to KMS

The back and forth Windows licensing from KMS to MAK can be so frustrating.  Today I had to take a system that had been KMS and then made MAK back to KMS again.  Of course this process involves searching for a variety of various scripts to run but you have to put a KMS key in even if you’re going to network provided KMS.  Apparently Microsoft makes available default KMS keys you can put in to swap back.

  1. Find your key from the website for the version you’re working with
  2. Start a CMD Command Prompt as an admin
  3. cscript slmgr.vbs /ipk KeyFromWebsiteAbove
  4. cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

The Windows interface updated to show my system was now activated again without having to close it.

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