IBM T40 laptop not activated in Win7 x86

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by catdog215, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 catdog215, Oct 28, 2009
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    Hi all,

    I did a clean installation of window 7 ultimate x86 on my IBM T40 laptop. but it still said 30 days trail, please activate. this is what i did:

    1) to do a clean installation, i use Auto-Activating DVD Kit Remake by Sam. everything went great and i saw a cmd doing it thing (like insert key) while window 7 trying to setup icon on desktop. once everything finished, i look at the "properties" and it still said "Not activated". Why?

    2) when i saw it's not activated, I used Daz "Windows 7 Loader v1.7.2", All i did was click "Install".. restart pc, still it's "not activated" Why?

    3) Not working, i then use 7loader 1.6.1d, installed IBM logo and then click "Install/Remove", pc restarted... Still not activated.. Why?

    i give-up and did a clean installation again but this time i use the "untouch" window 7 Ultimate x86 (no $OEM$ in the soruce folder).

    1) i use 7loader 1.6.1d installed IBM logo and then click "Install/Remove", pc restarted... Still not activated..

    2) Not working, i then used Daz "Windows 7 Loader v1.7.2", All i did was click "Install".. restart pc, still it's "not activated" Why?

    Maybe because i use Auto-Activating DVD Kit Remake by Sam (dragging $OEM$ in source folder causing these step to not activated???)

    Please help me.. do i need to "restore from window 7, select cmd, then type these: in these order

    first) bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    second) bootrec.exe /fixboot
    and then
    third) bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
    then do a clean installation again?

    Thanks
     
  2. catdog215

    catdog215 MDL Senior Member

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    Any1 help me?
     
  3. SirSilentBob

    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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    When I searched the forums, I found a bios mod for my particular version of the T40, so I didn't need a loader. Have you searched the bios mods forum, to see if yours has already been modded as well?
     
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  4. Tripa

    Tripa MDL Member

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    I had a similar experience with a Thinkpad R50e. No loader would activate it.
    So I flashed the modded BIOS and all went fine.
     
  5. Tripa

    Tripa MDL Member

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    To uninstall any loader you might have you shoud do

    bootsect c: /nt60

    from cmd, booting from CD