Can I upgrade Home Prem to Ultimate with full OEM?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by teknomedic, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. teknomedic

    teknomedic MDL Member

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    I just bought a new Gateway P-6831 laptop... (nice laptop for the price BTW).

    Anyway... it comes with a full install OEM DVD of Vista x86... is there any way for me to upgrade to Ultimate using the OEM DVD... or do I have to do a fresh install?

    Also... if anyone is looking for files or info for this Gateway PC I'll do my best to upload or share what I can.

    Other things I'd like to know.... how can I check the SLIC table to see if I have a the full table or a "locked" one?... also, does anyone have a link to a Gateway cert?

    Thanks as always.
     
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  2. teknomedic

    teknomedic MDL Member

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    thanks...

    do I have to keep the cert named the way it is or doesn't that really matter... also, how do I extract my PCs cert?... I assume that's possible as well?
     
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  3. hellkiller

    hellkiller MDL Novice

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    Cert can be extracted from tokens.dat.

    Method
    1. Tokens.dat is opened with the binary editor and” OEM Certificate” is searched.
    2. It was found,” the just above” of OEM Certificate” <? xml version= " 1.0 " encoding= " utf-8 "? >” With the character string which is said is searched.
    3. It was found,” directly under” OEM Certificate” </r: license>” with the character string which is said is searched.
    4. The data which is put to the character string which is found every character string of 2 and 3 alias is retained from 2 and 3.
      Example oemcert_gateway.xrm-ms

    Which means: The beginning of cert is:<? xml version= " 1.0 " encoding= " utf-8 "? > and it ends with </r: license>
    Just copy that range into a new file and name it e.g. oemcert_gateway.xrm-ms.
     
  4. teknomedic

    teknomedic MDL Member

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    thanks again....


    I think the only other thing I really need to know is how I can figure out my SLIC table and see if it allows any Vsita key, or if it's locked down to just a certain key.
     
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