Convert OEM SLP to RETAIL, possible ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by HappYuser999, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. HappYuser999

    HappYuser999 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I see that there's a way to convert retail version to OEM, but is reverse possible ?

    I installed with a retail version DVD, want to try "SLIC 2.1 activation" (I have a "SLIC 2.1 DELL" bios), then return to Retail, because I have a legitimate retail key.

    I want to be sure, I upgraded yesterday from a Vista with a lot of programms and I dont want to fuken reinstall from scratch if change to retail version fails.


    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    #2 PAYMYRENT, Oct 24, 2009
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    there should be no problem with changing the keys back and forth. but then you have to worry about online activation i wrote a tool to create a back up copy of the product key, tokens.dat, and pkeyconfig.xrm-ms (activation status files) to help activate a retail copy of windows offline (only works if no major hardware changes happened)

    when i find the thread of my tool ill post a link

    PAYMYRENT Token Restore
     
  3. str8

    str8 MDL Expert

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  4. HappYuser999

    HappYuser999 MDL Novice

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    Ok, I didn t activated my retail yet, so I think I ll try right now SLP key, see if it works, then revert to retail with legitimate key and finally activate retail.
    I understand to pay attention with online activation with same computer but different channel activations ;)

    thanks a lot for your advices and backup utility, very usefull for me ;)
     
  5. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    i hope my tool worked for you :D
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    you don't even have to go through the hoops of running the other commands. just install a new product key and it will change chans.

    all you have to do to revert from OEM to retail is

    slmgr.vbs -ipk retailkey

    that will change the PID to a retail PID and give you a 30 day grace period for activation.
     
  7. PAYMYRENT

    PAYMYRENT MDL Developer

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    my tool can back up and restore files needed for offline activation of retail keys. it was said in this post to save him the key in the future. only so many online activations of a retail key. the program writes the installed product key to a file so it can be installed again with out the user having to run any of the commands (slmgr.vbs -ipk).