Acer Windows 7 OEM

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  1. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    So I have a new Acer Laptop and though I had got a disk to let me clear the Hard drive to reinstall
    But I was wrong didnt accept the windows key as it was not OEM and now have empty Hard Drive:confused:

    My main goal is to put Windows and Ubuntu on the hard drive so I plan to install windows and give it like 150gig partition, Partition like 30 for Ubuntu and the rest as a storage area.

    So hoping that some one can advise or link me how to rebuild a windows disk with the OEM stuff for acer on it.

    As well as any ubuntu users with windows any tips with the way I plan to install the 2 os side by side.

    Thanks
    Ruairi
     
  2. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    I have got the OEM source from the forum post ( Oem Sources Folder Project )
    So more sohow do I rebuild the package with this so my lappy accepts it with the OEM Key i have on the laptop.
     
  3. Tito

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  4. Tito

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    Well, does ur lappy come pre-installed with Windows 7??
     
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  5. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    It did Tito, But I had a windows disk ready and deleted the hard drive to do a fresh install
    Thanks for the reply by the way
     
  6. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Acer systems usually come only pre-installed with a recovery partition only, no recovery discs. But if you deleted that recovery partition as well, you probably are screwed to be able to re-install it with all original installed OEM crap.

    You probably can install with a clean Windows 7 Disc, start reading here to be able to get it re-activated
     
  7. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    #7 Veder, Oct 20, 2011
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    Ya freestyler I dont like OEM esp on Acer they load so much s**te on it,
    Just want to have the official windows cd key as its less hasstle with updates and what not
     
  8. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    Should be a windows 7 sticker on the side or bottom of computer with your real legal serial number(25 digits) You can get a windows 7 download from this site. It will activate.
     
  9. mattjame

    mattjame MDL Novice

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    nightmare oem
     
  10. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    @Uffbros Ya I know, But installing it has to be on an OEM disk of windows 7 Tito provided me a link to create a multi OEM one

    @Mattjame I hate OEM !!! but sweet pick !
     
  11. WinFLP

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    CoA key on bottom may require telephone activation.

    Easiest solution is Daz loader. On computers with the proper BIOS bits (like your Acer) it won't even install the loader but just the appropriate key and certificate for Windows. I did that on an MSI computer of mine.

    With most prebuilts with "recovery partition" there's usually an option to make restore disks... which will include all the bloat.

    For dual booting your best option is to install Windows first then install Linux as Windows won't detect or respect Linux bootloader code, while Linux installers will usually configure Grub with the option to boot into Windows.
     
  12. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    If I usw the Daz boot loader then its pirated and I could have problems with updates right ?
    Gonna read more on it but only experience is using Daz when I have un official os on my pc
     
  13. mohamedkamel

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    • If your PC has 2.1 SLIC, check with SLIC ToolKIT, all you will need is just a OEM key and a certificate, you can insert them using OPAtool.
    • If your PC has older slices or no slices, you can use DAZ loader.
    Both ways (if done right) will work flawlessly and you will be able to install ALL updates from M$.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  14. mohamedkamel

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    Lucky Veder :D
    Two replies to his question.
     
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  15. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    Hmm ok sounds perfect but last question, this laptop is blank no os on it at the moment, How do I create a disk with the daz loader in it ?
     
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    #17 bludgard, Oct 21, 2011
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    You can make the call to MS for activation with any COA. Be prepared to waste 3-5 hours. I did it with the wifes laptop - twice. And on many more machines besides. After checking keys and comparing it to documents here on MDL; and seeing that they did in fact match, I decided to forego the call and have an assist. It's all coo-laid.

    Edit: Wifes rig is an ACER. Windows 7
     
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  18. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    Hey Mohamed !!

    Thank so much for the replies, Didnt get a chance to burn the DVD yesterday over work, but have 2 questions if ye guys dont mind.

    1) is that I noticed on the OEM files I downloaded there is the acer file I copy to sources and then you have the folder for the theme right
    Now just wondering if I copy the acer oem file and say alienware theme folder will it run as acer oem and bring the alienware theme on with the install ?

    2) second question is about building the multi oem disk
    so loading it windows home on power iso
    I download the oem file and go to the AOI-WIn7-Dvd-Activation{incl Daz loader) folder copy the OEM file over to the source folder on the iso and then delete ei.cfg (Is there a way to rebuild this or is it just bruning it does it?)
    3) Burn and boot from cd.
    (also trow in the step for adding the alienware theme if any one knows. Would love to have the theme.

     
  19. mohamedkamel

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    #19 mohamedkamel, Oct 21, 2011
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    Hi Veder,

    You are dealing with OEM, so, logicaly, we should not mix OEM brands with each other :) Really I didn't try to make that, so, I don't know (I guess you can, but you have to make some changes in folder or files names' in the cmd file and other stuff, just a guess).

    If you have the iso windows file, so, you just copy the $OEM$ folder into sources folder within the iso file and just click save in power iso, you'll have an iso image has the windows + activation files (OEM files) + loader. Then burn it.

    Just read this, and you'll learn more http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15733-Windows-7-DVD-(Multi-Brand-Multi-Edition)-Activation
     
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  20. Veder

    Veder MDL Novice

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    Ha ha the entire OEM folder ?? That mean I could use this on all the manufactures folders thats in the fodler ???
    I have to try getting alienware into it hee hee Prob easyer to just copy them over the acer pictures its a sweet idea I love acer but alienware got the better logo for sure !