I could use some help with a new Windows 7 installation on a HP desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by newbiesf, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. newbiesf

    newbiesf MDL Novice

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    Hi. I just bought a used HP desktop that has a Windows 7 home premium sticker. I would like to do a fresh installation of Windows 7 home premuim (without all of the bloatware). 1) Where can I get the media (I only have windows 7 ultimate)? 2) Should I just use the COA sticker for the installation, or is there a better way? Thanks!
     
  2. amires

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    newbiesf MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your reply! I have a few more questions if you don't mind.

    1) I downloaded the "Windows 7 DVD containing all editions" you referenced. Do I have to unlock the other editions via the ei.cfg file that I read about before creating the DVD or does the version I downloaded give me the version options when I boot from it?

    2) When I install windows 7 home premium on a new drive is there an installation key I should recover from the old drive or should I just use the COA number on the sticker?
     
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    newbiesf MDL Novice

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    Amires, downloaded windows 7 from the above link and it seems to only install win 7 ultimate, I want to install windows 7 home premium. Also I really want to have the "original" licensed version that comes with the computer (HP)- I don't want to use a loader. Can you help?
     
  6. urie

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    You need to delete the ei.cgf file from sources folder on dvd also check you COA key against the HP ones posted in Windows 7 OEM SLP Key Collection sticky you could also download HP $OEM$ folder from Here
     
  7. amires

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    #7 amires, Aug 13, 2010
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    @nerbiest, the loader I mentioned will install the certificate and key on your computer if you have a SLIC 2.1 BIOS. It will only install a loader if and only if your pc is not equipped with a SLIC 2.1 bios which is very unlikely in your case. As for the edition the link is supposed to have all edition unlocked, however if that is not the case just delete ei.cfg from sources folder of the dvd and recreate a new bootable iso just as uire posted or you can use the tools i mentioned in my first post to do this automatically for you.

    Although not necessary you might want to download SLIC DUMP ToolKit from here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...lKit-x86-x64-(Includes-PKey-amp-Cert.-Backup) and run it to check the version of SLIC which is included on your desktop pc. when you run at the bottom of the window there will be a section called SLIC dump and in a field called status it will show the version of your SLIC in bios. If it says HP with a version of v2.1 then you are good to go.
     
  8. gelelim

    gelelim MDL Novice

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    these info helped me thanks