Can't activate Windows 7 Ultimate using Windows Toolkit or Daz Loader.

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  1. Zak14

    Zak14 MDL Novice

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    I just bought a HP Pavilion 15-n096ea which came pre-installed with Windows 8.

    I decided to install Windows 7 onto it, since I hate Windows 8.

    After I installed it, I tried activating it using the MS Toolkit 2.4.9 (the EZ-Activator tool), but I was given this message:
    "Cannot Activate because this product is incapable of KMS Activation".
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    So I decided to give Windows (Daz) Loader 2.2.1 a try and I'm given the message:
    "Unsupported partition table".

    Here's how I installed Windows 7:
    I went into the UEFI firmware settings (which I guess is BIOS, I'm not sure, it's very similar). Then I disabled "secure boot", enabled "legacy support" and installed Windows 7 Ultimate from a disk that I've been installing from for a couple of other (non-Win8) computers, which worked just fine. Whilst installing the OS, I deleted all the partitions except the 'Recovery' partition and installed the OS onto the unformatted partition.

    What did I do wrong? Or is there something else I should've done.

    P.S: Please talk easy, I'm not a very computer-savvy guy.

    Thanks.
     
  2. maverick_GE

    maverick_GE MDL Member

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    Daz activator does not supports UEFI mode. u should turn off that UEFI at first. u have to install windows 7 as legacy bios mode after use Daz activator.
     
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  3. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    You can activate Windows 7 with MTK only if you have installed Professional VL or Enterprise.
     
  4. Zak14

    Zak14 MDL Novice

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    Thanks but how do I turn off the UEFI and how do I install as legacy bios mode?
    And how will this affect how the computer works? Will I still have the recovery option and all, say if I wanted to go back to windows 8?

    I have activated Windows 7 Ultimate using the ms toolkit a couple of other times using the 'EZ-Activator' option on MTK.
     
  5. Yen

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    The blue lines are contradictory!

    W7 ultimate cannot be activated with a KMS which is used by MTK. (See the error message at your first post.)
    No KMS activation for ultimate!!! (except you have a tampered operating system / install disc / ISO)
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/20810-Activation-solution-comparison

    It seems you have still the 'new boot system' which uses GPT, you still have it because you have kept the recovery partition and not 'cleaned' the boot records / tables.
    It has directly nothing to do with EFI / BIOS, it depends on the boot record / table which is used on your system SSD / HDD. Either GPT (new) or MBR (old).

    In your case the easiest way is to download the ORIGINAL W7 professional VL version, install it and activate it with MTK.
    Trusted source: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...SP1_U_x86-x64-*VL-Build*-ISO-Multi-lang-Dwnld

    Alternative way would be to covert it to MBR (old boot system) whilst keeping / backup'ing the recovery partition or by deleting it. The former means some more efforts, though. Then you could use W7 ultimate and activate it with DAZ loader. If you decide to delete the recovery partition from SSD / HDD as well, then you can use diskpart, its default clean command always creates a MBR.
     
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  6. Zak14

    Zak14 MDL Novice

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    Erm, sorry. How do I convert to MBR?
     
  7. Tito

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    You need to do a full format & start booting your installation media in non-UEFI mode.

    Btw, there is another option.
     
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  8. AmdM

    AmdM MDL Novice

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    zac14, did you install Windows 7 x86 or x64?
    I can't help you but i'm curious since i can't install x64 in a similar HP laptop that also came with windows 8 x64.
     
  9. Zak14

    Zak14 MDL Novice

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    #9 Zak14, Jan 10, 2014
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    Thanks a lot everyone, I was able to use the DAZ Loader after re-installing Windows 7 in non-UEFI mode.
    I also deleted my 'Recovery' partition. I don't know if that did help in any way, but I didn't need it anyway since HP Recovery doesn't work once you've done a clean install.

    I installed the 64-bit version ofcourse. Detail your problem and I'll see how I can help with what I know. And what model laptop do you have?
     
  10. Yen

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    I would have done the same. :) (Also deleted w8) :D
    The first thing I always do when I have a new machine which comes with a preinstalled OS is to delete all its partitions, re-partition it and make a clean install of an untouched original ISO.
    Preinstalled machines come with a load of bloatware, the recovery also has it.

    Your w8 license key is stored in your EFI. You can any time install a clean w8 / w8.1 OS, you just need to know the right SKU and version (core or professional to download). The setup should read the key during install, alternatively you can read it out and apply manually when activating online.

    BTW: Yes, deleting all the partitions (recovery also) and recreating made w7 diskpart tool (setup) to set it up as MBR (default)...that's what I have meant...;):).
    To boot from MBR your EFI settings must have legacy boot support enabled.

    In short:
    BIOS boots usually a MBR.
    (U)EFI can boot from GPT and MBR. To boot from MBR legacy support must be enabled at the (U)EFI settings.

    To enable legacy support does NOT change the way it IS! It is either MBR or GPT. One needs to change that on the system drive!
    Some are confusing (U)EFI settings and the way it originally boots. :biggrin:
     
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  11. Cr4Ckm4N

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    #11 Cr4Ckm4N, Oct 2, 2014
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