HP / Compaq - Win7 Home legit upgrade to Ultimate - Opa Tool Project?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by -Jim-, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. -Jim-

    -Jim- MDL Member

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    A Buddy has been asked to blow away a friends laptop (new with Windows 7 Home) and upgrade to Window 7 Ultimate. The new HP / Compaq has so much trial freeware and crap - it needs to be blown away and reloaded...

    Question: I was thinking he could load Ultimate and use Opa tool 6 to install an OEM Key and Certificate => and he'd be done. (I have the disk for Ultimate - not Home.)

    I'm I full of crap or is this the right solution?:eek:

    Maybe Master Opa could chime in?:D
     
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  3. Dolorous Edd

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    Load ultimate on it then use Daz's loader, it has an option (under advanced I believe) to install a cert and key only. Set the key and cert to HP/Ultimate and under the bios mod section click the install button. Save you the work of building a disk (you can always build a disk later).
     
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    Are the keys from the above link for x86 or x64 or does that not matter either?
     
  6. HPDV3

    HPDV3 MDL Novice

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    does not matter
     
  7. Mudbubble

    Mudbubble MDL Novice

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    Wow so as long as its for the correct version, manufactuer and x86/x64 doesn't matter? Hmm....Microsofts getting lazy lol.

    Good for us though :)
     
  8. HPDV3

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    oem keys are only edition specific
    ie if you install win7 home premium, you need a home premium key

    it doesnt matter if its a dell key or hp key or 32 bit or 64 bit ;)
     
  9. -Jim-

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    I'm glad to be othe right track. Thanks for all the input. ;)
     
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