How can I activate a HP branded PC?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ztmike, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. ztmike

    ztmike MDL Novice

    Jul 17, 2009
    I have a HP branded computer here that I have been trying to activate for Windows 7 Ultimate, First I tried W7 ISO with the activator pre-installed that activates itself once in boot (this didn't work and the computer kept re-booting itself..never even got to the log-in screen)

    Then I tried installing just W7 without any activators..(this worked) but once I installed the activator and it rebooted to complete went back to re-booting itself over and over again

    The HP model of this computer is A1253w, its a older computer that came pre installed with XP Media Center.

    Any ideas on how to get this thing activated?
  2. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

    Aug 23, 2007
    #2 PrEzi, Sep 4, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
    You may want to try WOW 7.0.1b

    I am not totally sure if it uses GRUB environment but this may be the culprint of your problems.
    You may want to try the loaders that are using the updated GRUB environment (that fixes some RAID/AHCI problems on some configs and multi-partition problems).

    Loader by UNTERMENSCH is also confirmed to have a high compatibility rate
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