Dell Windows 7-32 OEM/key activated on HP?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by shadetree, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. shadetree

    shadetree MDL Novice

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    Just wondered why this activated without any bios mod, loader, etc.

    My wife had purchased a new Dell notebook with Vista Pro-32 installed but later went back for a different model. During the time between we opted for the qualifying Win 7 upgrade from Dell and was sent a Dell Win 7-32 upgrade disk. Her new pick of notebook had Win 7 installed and I didn't think about the other disk we received later form Dell till the other day when I lost my drive on our HP XP desktop.

    The original HP XP recovery disks I made were at SP1 and I just wanted to see if the Dell disk would work. I replaced the drive and installed 7 and entered the Dell key from the jacket and it activated, then went to Microsoft to get genuine to verify and all is fine.
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    #2 urie, Oct 1, 2011
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    That is because the upgrade disk a more like retail and you need to activate online. it is not like normal dell or HP dvd that would use dell or HP certificate and key + SLIC string in bios to pre-activate. If you check your key with The-Ultimate-PID-Checker-v1.0 you will see that it will probably be OEM:NONE SLP key.
     
  3. shadetree

    shadetree MDL Novice

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    OK, I understand now you put it that way.

    Yes you are correct about the OEM Key.

    Thanks