Any way to activate Windows 7 with OEM certificate on laptop with Win 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by apex84, May 2, 2015.

  1. apex84

    apex84 MDL Novice

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    I just bought a new laptop and it came with Windows 8.1. I thought I would get used to it but it's just horrible. So I replaced the HDD and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I've run SLIC ToolKit but it can't find a SLIC and installing the certificate for Lenovo and the key for Win 7 Ultimate doesn't activate Windows.

    Am I going to have to use an activator instead? Or is there a way to somehow properly install the certificate and key. Installing a certificate and key fells so much "cleaner".
     
  2. Skaendo

    Skaendo MDL Addicted

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    The easiest thing to do would be to use Dazs' Windows Loader:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/58464-Windows-Loader-Download
     
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  3. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    1. bios mod
    2. windslic
    3. install Professional and use kms

    daz loader will work if disk is mbr format
     
  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Loader will install a cert and key for you and safer than a bios mod, as long as like the Captain said the HDD to be setup as MBR not GPT.
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    NOT from personal experience but others just like Tito:
    • BIOSmod on a OEM machine w/Windows 8.x pre-installed most likely won't work.

    My advice is:
    • Turn UEFI / GPT boot scheme off and use CSM boot instead.
    • CSM boot is a legacy BIOS / MBR scheme.
    • Then use Windows Loader which at the moment is simply excellent and will just DO the job you want.