How to make Windows 7 oem for reinstallation.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jznomoney, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. jznomoney

    jznomoney MDL Novice

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    I purchase a eee pc laptop and want to fresh install windows 7 home premium. Is there a way from an ultimate retail image to convert it to home premium oem to accept the key in the bottom of the laptop? It didnt come with a reinstallation disc.
     
  2. v0id

    v0id MDL Novice

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    Just download retail oem iso and use your key to register! :D
     
  3. jznomoney

    jznomoney MDL Novice

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    so that would convert ultimate retail to home premium oem?
     
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    evildave MDL Junior Member

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    tcntad MDL Guru

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  6. evildave

    evildave MDL Junior Member

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    #7 evildave, Apr 14, 2010
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    I know how to do 90% of what I need to do, the secret sauce I haven't figured out yet is adding a 6th index (Enterprise) into my all-in-one while preserving the deduping of files so the image doesn't bloat to over 4gb. If I can do that I can reduce down to 1 usb installer per architecture (The extra language packs would cause an i386/amd64 combined image to be larger than my 4gb sticks). I really wish the WAIK documentation read more like proper documentation and less like someone's working notes.

    Edit - I took another pass through the documentation and think I may have finally figured it out:
    dism /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\ent\sources\install.wim /name "Windows 7 ENTERPRISE" /mountdir:c:\mnt /readonly
    imagex /append c:\mnt c:\aio\sources\install.wim "Windows 7 ENTERPRISE"
    dism /umount-wim /mountdir:c:\mnt /discard
    *regenerate enterprise catalog with WSIM and make usb with poweriso

    I'll have to try this over the weekend - guess I'll have a lot of installs to do to test the thing.
     
  7. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    or u can just use daz loader?
     
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  8. zizi

    zizi MDL Novice

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    #9 zizi, Apr 14, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
    As you said " key in the bottom of the laptop " I believe that your laptop already has SLIC 2.1, then you can activate with Cert and SLP key. if you have Windows 7 Ultimate ISO, Open it with UltraISO => Click Sources Folder => Delete the file called ei.cfg, then burn it . Choose Home Premium as installation.