Community thoughts on Windows activation scripts?

I don’t believe that Windows activation scripts will ever be an official recommendation on PrivacyGuides as to not condone piracy but I wonder what the general views of community members around these scripts are? Do they pose any risk to the user?

Actually, I don’t think it will be problematic if PrivacygGuides recommended it. It is literally hosted on Github which Microsoft owns.

I recommend GitHub - massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts: A Windows and Office activator using HWID / Ohook / KMS38 / Online KMS activation methods, with a focus on open-source code and fewer antivirus detections.

EDIT: As long as you don’t run it in a business environment you are safe.


I’m not concerned about potential legal issues but rather any potential security regressions or issues that can occur as a result of using MAS. I remember reading online that it was not recommended to use MAS and to get a genuine Windows license instead but no argument was provided as to why.

Well… it is open source. I would worry if Windows could remotely lock out of your OS. But Linux would suffice if that is one of your concerns,

Privacy-wise, it is better to install a Linux distro if your computer doesn’t already come with Windows preinstalled and you’re technical enough to install your own OS.

If you do need Windows activated, it’s better to download the script from GitHub and check the code before running, as opposed to use the irm|iex method to execute remotely (reveals your IP address.)

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