Clean Install w/ Dell Upgrade Disc?

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  1. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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    We just bought two new computers at work that run XP (have to for production control software) that came with Windows 7 Updates. I wanted to install this on a test machine to play with it. However once I do a clean install I cannot activate. I have tried all of the activation methods including:

    Registry Hack
    Double Installation
    Even Call Microsoft for automated Activation

    All of these failed, any thoughts or suggestions? Is it not possible to activate a OEM upgrade disc?
     
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  3. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Do you have SLIC 2.1 in your bios?
     
  4. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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  5. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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    I do not have SLIC 2.1 in the bios.
     
  6. Analyz3r

    Analyz3r MDL Junior Member

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    Then i would suggest first to MOD the BIOS
     
  7. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    As far as I know, Dell upgrade disks do not upgrade the bios to SLIC 2.1. It will install the correct certificate and OEM SLP key for activation but all this will work only if you have SLIC 2.1 in your bios. Look in the biosmods thread for modded bios and instructions.
     
  8. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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    I found the correct bios. Will I need to perform a reinstallation after updating the bios?
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Of course not!

    sebus
     
  10. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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    I just tried with an updated bios and it still won't activate.
     
  11. bigzaj

    bigzaj MDL Novice

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    BC it is a DELL Upgrade disc do I need to find/use a dell.xrm-ms CERT? I have looked but cannot find one to use.
     
  12. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    bigzaj,
    for oem activation, you need SLIC 2.1, matching cert and slp key. So first check what brand SLC 2.1 you have in your bios with the SLIC dump toolkit (download from this forum). E.g. if you have dell slic 2.1 the you need a dell cert, if HP slic then HP cert and so on. Install the cert (again download the correct cert from this forum)- run cmd as administrator, then type the following
    slmgr -ilc <path to cert>
    Wait till it gives you the successfully installed message.
    Check activation status in Control panel>System-scroll to bottom.
    report back.
     
  13. Superfly

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    #13 Superfly, Feb 20, 2010
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    Correct me if I'm wrong - but seems he's got COA upgrade disc... which doesn't need SLIC2.1??

    EDIT: Meant OEM:NONSLP ....
     
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  14. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Did your upgrade dvd come with a COA and key? If yes, you can simply clean install using the key, no need to mod the bios etc. (if you have already modded bios, not a problem).