Anyway to determine if an install disk contains a loader?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by 91011, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. 91011

    91011 MDL Novice

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    I've been asked by a friend (really) to look at his unused Win 7 HP install disk to see if there might be a loader in it. He did a hash check for me and it does not match.

    I've never seen a 'pre-activated' disc - would a loader be hidden? How well? There must be a cert somewhere on the disc if it pre-activates, would that be visible without actually installing?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    look for an $OEM$ folder in the sources folder of the disc.
     
  3. 91011

    91011 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, that was my first thought but was afraid there might be some way to hide it.
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    There is if the ISO creator slips it into the Wim file like Hazar's tool to create an AIO DVD with RemoveWAT. It is possible but more complicated. My advice to you would be stay away from any pre-activated ISOs dude. Basically if you install win7 fresh and it says it is Activated then there is a loader most likely. There could be scripts to activate via bios mod as well if they are smart but again it is more complicated then it is to just slip a loader there.
     
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  5. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    What is an "unused Win 7 HP install disk" ??
     
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  6. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    :confused: one thats not been used:D
     
  7. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Have you tried windows 7 iso verifier. It is there on this forum and also on the net. Google it. Supposed to check the genuineness of any win 7 (english?) image. Does the check in 1-2 mins and very easy to use.
     
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