Can OEM certificates be replaced with another oem brand?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by wagoff, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. wagoff

    wagoff MDL Novice

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    I wont bore you with the details and just get right to the question: if i have an oem install disk of vista ultimate 32bit with the asus cert already applied to it, can i install that on a dell laptop (it has slic table) and then just overwrite the asus cert with the dell cert after install?

    Or do i actually need to download a retail version of vista, use a dell oem cdkey, then apply the dell cert after install? I am basically just trying to avoid having to spend a couple days downloading another version of vista.
     
  2. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    Can't you just change the product key to a dell key after you install?
     
  3. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    Are you able to install the Asus OEM DVD on the Dell machine? IMO it asks for the right OEM during setup, but I'm not sure.
     
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  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Yes probably when you install it wont activate what you could do is just add the DELL.XRM-MS file to \sources\$OEM$\$$\SYSTEM32\OEM on the dvd with ultraiso you can have more than 1 .XRM-MS file in OEM folder but i did read on forum better not having more than 5 .XRM-MS files :D as for the serial number it should work.
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I have had 39 at one time..It doesnt really matter, it seems to just activate off of the first one. The XML file is a mess too..:D

    I would keep it to a minimum also..K.I.S.S. is the rule..:rolleyes:
     
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  6. FuzzyMaster

    FuzzyMaster MDL Member

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    LMFAO big time.....nothing wrong with the info provided......

    I just can't believe nobody noticed that raja was replying to an almost 2 year old post!!!!
     
  7. Wonder.Wonder.Wonder

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    #8 Wonder.Wonder.Wonder, Jun 6, 2010
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    Yes, you need to change the key and Certiicate stimutaniously