how to select correct OEM certificate

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  1. anees27

    anees27 MDL Novice

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    Right,

    so i have an HP split x2 with Win 8 installed. I want to install Win 7 Pro x64.

    How can I ensure that I select the correct OEM certificate, which will enable the activation with the OEM key ?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    First check the presence of SLIC 2.1.
     
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    anees27 MDL Novice

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    #3 anees27, Jul 3, 2014
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    It came with Win 8. So I don't think it has SLIC 2.1

    RW Everything reports SLIC-MPC

     
  4. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    use grub boot loader to install win7 otherwise you will not able to boot to win 7 ;)
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #5 Tito, Jul 3, 2014
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    SLIC-MPC is part of OEMTableID; search for SLIC tab under ACPI tables. It shouldn't be present but it can be enabled through HP DMI Tools. Problem is that, you'll most likely lose your Windows 8 OEM DM key. So it is better to use Professional or Enterprise & activate by MTK.

    Wrong; Windows 7 can be installed only if Secure Boot is disabled, nothing else is required.
     
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    anees27 MDL Novice

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    #6 anees27, Jul 3, 2014
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    Yes, I disabled secure boot...installed Win 7.

    However, I'm struggling to get it activated. How do I know which HP OEM certificate to install ?
    The certificates I downloaded from a 152MB file, posted somewhere in MDL.

    I did put $OEM$ into the sources folder, however this did not help.


     
  7. Tito

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    Lets clear out the confusions :D

    1. Read this - no SLIC = no activation, even if you install correct certificate.
    2. The full SLIC-cert collection is less than 200 KB in compressed format.
    3. You have used this, but it is useless for activation without SLIC 2.1.

    End of the day, I repeat the same:
     
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