install Windows 7 OEM Key silently?

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  1. marcusj0015

    marcusj0015 MDL Junior Member

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  2. amires

    amires MDL Member

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    You can inject the product key into your install.wim with dism and create a new bootable dvd. This way every time you install from this dvd product key will be installed without the need to use slmgr -ipk. However you still need to install your certificate using setupcomplete method.
     
  3. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    ive always wandered if you can open the product.ini and replace the default key with one of your choice
    does anyone know if that works??
     
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  5. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    So have I. So, could I convert a Dell home premium dvd (the reinstall disk) into professional by replacing the default key with that of pro, and deleting ei.cfg and choosing pro during install?
     
  6. urie

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    That would do absolutely no good because the dell product key would still be in $OEM$ folder on an original dell dvd.
     
  7. racky29

    racky29 MDL Senior Member

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    but does anyone know if this works on a normal msdn rtm
     
  8. MasterDisaster

    MasterDisaster MDL Expert

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    The keys in the product.ini are not used during setup. The default key is already installed in the install.wim image.
     
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  9. WindDrake

    WindDrake MDL Novice

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    I do it this way via a AUTOUNNATTEND.XML on the root of the disk.
    This is an example from a Pseudo-OEM Disk I made for a project at work.

    pastebin.org/620237

    Add http etc. Apparently despite my contributions to this forum, I can't post links.
     
  10. urie

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    AUTOUNNATTEND.XML examples are already posted on forum.