Can't restore Dell pre-activation with clean install

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  1. DragonQ

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  2. Brainsuck

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    you need to install the cert for dell to make work and then run token restore it dont backup the cert for oem
     
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  3. DragonQ

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    #3 DragonQ, May 4, 2010
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    Do you mean using "slmgr -ilc c:\pkeyconfig.xrm-ms" before running Token Restore? If so, I've tried that but it still says trial period. :(

    If you mean another file, where would I get that from? Is it available on the internet or could I get it from the recovery DVD they gave me? I'd really rather not have to recover the system to get this file.
     
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  5. david toska

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    Download cert from The Official Windows 7 Repository. Place the dell cert under windows partison. Run:
    slmgr -ilc C:\DELL.xrm-ms, then restore tokens.
     
  6. PAYMYRENT

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    no he has to find the DELL OEM cert and install that.... You also need to install your SLP key...
     
  7. Rosco

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    No - he means slmgr -ilc c:\DELL.XRM-MS

    You can get hold of dell.xrm-ms from these forums.
     
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  8. Brainsuck

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    posted a link to it look up
     
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  9. Brainsuck

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    yes that will work
     
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    #10 Rosco, May 4, 2010
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  11. DragonQ

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    Thanks for the help guys, I knew I'd missed a step. I used the OpaTool (linked to in the step F-a of the Repository thread) and now it remains activated after rebooting, yay. :)
     
  12. Brainsuck

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    Just fast Lol also can use the key cert branding tool
     
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  13. urie

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    I'm afraid you went the long way about this you should have just used the dell reinstallation dvd it is only a OEM SLP dvd it would have installed windows 7 and it would have been preactivated without all the bloatware. Just have a look in the sources folder on the dvd and you should see $OEM$ folder.