Can Windows 7 be activated with OA 3.0?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by panreyes, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. panreyes

    panreyes MDL Novice

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    #1 panreyes, Nov 28, 2012
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    Hi,

    Right to the question: Can Windows 7 be activated with OA 3.0?

    Windows SLIC 2.1 had backwards compatibility and could be used to activate Windows 7 and Vista, but, what about OA 3.0?

    [Update]
    Thanks everyone for your answers.
    Windows 7 can't be activated with OA 3.0, but may be done with SLIC 2.1.
    Check if your computer has an SLIC 2.1 with SLIC Toolkit (can't link to it because I'm a newbie in this forum) and if not you may use a loader or mod your BIOS.

    Daz's loader will need a MBR partition table and booting through Legacy BIOS (not UEFI)
     
  2. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Yes, it can. But you can't use UEFI & GPT. ;)
     
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  3. panreyes

    panreyes MDL Novice

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    I've tried already with this method:
    - Disable UEFI on BIOS Setup
    - Clean disk, create MBR, create an unique partition NTFS
    - Install Windows
    - Install SLIC common product key
    - Install certificate
    But it hasn't worked :\

    Are there new certificates under the same names?
     
  4. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    Did you activate using Daz's Windows Loader 2.1.7?
     
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  5. panreyes

    panreyes MDL Novice

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    I read further on this forum up to SLIC Toolkit.

    There's no information about SLIC 2.1 or whatever, it's just filled with FF, like a placeholder :\

    I did want to activate it legally, but my client will ask for a refund if I give this laptop to him with Windows 8 or asking him to pay 90€ more for W7.
     
  6. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    OA 3.0 won't work on Vista or Windows 7 as it doesn't use a SLIC as you've found out.

    If you can find the BIOS for the system then maybe someone can modify it to also include a SLIC.
     
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  7. bigbadjohn

    bigbadjohn MDL Novice

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    If I have a new laptop with windows8
    can I nuke and activate win7 with a loader

    Loader is good enough for me never had a problem if it works with win8 hardware
     
  8. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    I'd recommend using Josh's activation backup software (check out the projects and apps section) in case you ever decide to go back to Windows 8. You can then format and install Windows 7. The loader should activate you as long as Windows 7 is installed on a hard drive that's setup to use an MBR (master boot record). Just check out the read me file :)
     
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