Help Installing Windows 7 - OEM/RETAIL

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jdunk, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    Alright I read all the guides, and keep in mind I am a bit new to this.

    So basically, can I...
    1. Download a copy of Windows 7 Pro/Home Premium which would be a retail version.
    2. Change a certain file???
    3. After installation enter the OEM Keys ( One of the ones you have listed, or one of my own)
    4. Validate it...
    5. And then I have Windows 7?

    Is this correct?
     
  2. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    And just to clarify, I will download Windows 7 from Digital River or online and then BURN it. But I am hoping from what I hear, that I can use a OEM key on a Retail without having to do anything.
     
  3. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Hey J,
    Go ahead and download win 7 with SP1 included, so u dont have to do that update manually. Please specify what kind of machine u intend to put this on? u gotta check if it has slic 2.1 using slic tool.
    And by the way, if you can, use a USB memory for install, it is much quicker and you wont have to burn a CD/DVD;
    So specify hat kind of machine and specifications:D
     
  4. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    Well I plan to install it on a HP Pavilion Dv60o0 it has Windows Vista on it. But just to make sure? I can use a OEM key on a regular Win 7 cd?
     
  5. uffbros

    uffbros MDL Senior Member

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    Use the Daz Loader..It will do it all for you and is the easiest way.
     
  6. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    Well it is compatiable...... So basically I need to run the loader? So I cannot just put Win7 dvd in and use one of your OEM Keys? or Volume Keys?
     
  7. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    Well if what your telling me is I have to use a loader and such I much rather then just goahead and instal Windows XP Pro on it.... I mean I can use a Volume or mass produce Key on it and not have do all that activation stuff... I really don't like dealing with that.
     
  8. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    What if I used a valid retail Key?
     
  9. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    J/
    u need to have slic 2.1 in u r system , you will be very surprised at the loader, you are not gonna deal with anything except download it, the loader that is, run it once and be done. There absolutely nothing else you will need. Sometimes we just put unecessary barriers in our mind...WIN7 is the way 2 go, forget XP unless u r a die hard fun that is.:D
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    do you really need an answer of course a valid retail key will work as long as it is not in use on another system.
     
  11. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    Okay I'll try it.... So basically from what I've read is..
    1. Burn 7 to a DVD... or USB... Install it...
    2. Install the Daz Loader? Run it...
    3. Good to go....
     
  12. jdunk

    jdunk MDL Novice

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    And just to make sure..... I am downloading Windows 7 Professional.. I already have an .iso ready... Just install after all that go ahead and run the activator.

    Sorry, I am replying like this. I really would like to have Windows 7, and I am not super good at this. It's either this or XP.. Becuase I think it's time Vista Goes....
     
  13. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    hey Jay dude, to make it easier on you, download win7 that includes SP1.:D service pack 1
    The rest , u got it
     
  14. wrnmjustin

    wrnmjustin MDL Novice

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    不知道你在说什么。。。。。