Can the Windows 7 Retail disk be changed to an OEM disc ???

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kukubau, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    Hi guys

    I just finnished building my Windows 7 unattended install disc and answer file with OEM preinstallation kit (oem version of WAIK), but I used the ultimate Retail disc with the lenovo OEM key. Now when I boot off the dvd I get: "The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key. Either remove the invalid key or provide a valid product key in the unattend answer file to proceed with Windows installation."

    I guess this has to do with the fact that the disc is the Retail disk and the key is an OEM key.

    Is there a way to change the retail disc into an OEM one? I know for windows xp I could alter pid.txt, but here there is none.

    Ei.cfg maybe?

    Greets
     
  2. cyclops

    cyclops MDL Senior Member

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    yup edit the Ei.cfg
     
  3. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    I'm betting it has nothing to do with Retail vs OEM disc. The only difference between a Retail and OEM disc is ei.cfg and it doesn't need to be present in either version. More likely is you made a typo somewhere.
     
  4. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    I edited ei.cfg and changed Retail to OEM, but the same errors comes up.
     
  5. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    You you try to install Windows 7 Ultimate, or an other Edition?
    Or do you maybe have an Windows 7 E or N Edition?
     
  6. EclipseSin

    EclipseSin MDL Member

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    #6 EclipseSin, Aug 7, 2009
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    What does your unattend file look like. Just the part for the key. Can you post it in
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     tags? I ask because, you want to enter the key at OOBE not setup, as far as i know? Because of cert? 
    
    Also, I don't use an ei.cfg and still works fine... Not sure if it will affect autounattend file tho.
     
  7. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    your key is not correct. Retype it ^^
     
  8. Piatnik

    Piatnik MDL Novice

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    firefoxdude MDL Novice

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  10. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    yeah, misstyped lenovo key ;)
     
  11. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    I rest my case. You're not using the Lenovo leaked key.
     
  12. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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