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Top Student
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How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

Is it possible for me to install windows 7 with another media than the HP OEM dvd and later activate with HP OEM certificate?

 

I'm having problem with mdt 2010 and WDS with hp oem media.

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

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The Windows 7 OEM disc is not specific to HP machines. It only says HP on it because the machine it came with is propietary. The disc contains the same image as any Windows OEM disc. Recovery discs on the other hand are usually exclusive to the manufacturer/model of the machine generated for.They include hardware drivers for specifically HP customized hardware.

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But if you're trying to install it on another machine such as lenovo etc

it wont let you activate because the SLIC and Certificate are not available to provide authentication that the machine is eligable to use the OEM key.

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

Is it possible to get the SLIC and Certifiate from the OEM media and activate with another windows 7 media?

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

i guess so but wont doing that be illegal ?

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

Simply purchase another recovery media from HP

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

I have the recovery media.

I just need the SLIC and certificate so I can use the image in MDT 2010 and WDS.

It doesn't work with the install.wim from the HP media.

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

if you've purchased the recovery media , then just go ahead and install it Smiley Happy

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

That is another installation process.

 

I want be able to modify the install.wim so it's suitable for my environment.

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

okay..

 

so plz explain what exactly you want to do??? Smiley Wink

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Re: How to activate windows 7 installation with OEM certificate

I need to install windows 7 with a clean windows media on a HP laptop that was shipped with OEM license.

 

Then I need to activate windows... I need the OEM certificate, right?

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