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

    Aug 13, 2007
    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

    Sep 23, 2014
    The easiest thing to do would be to use Dazs' Windows Loader:
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  3. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

    Oct 31, 2009
    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

    Oct 7, 2010
    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

    Jul 14, 2013
    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.