Installed Windows 7 on Inspiron 9400

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by LightSource, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. LightSource

    LightSource MDL Novice

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    It was an OEM Windows Ultimate so it's not activated. Would it activate with a dell ultimate key or do I need to install Windows again?

    My bios is modified and shows SLIC 2.1

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  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Is it so difficult to do slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    and slmgr -dli
    You will have your answer instantly (if the OEM disk was Dell with $oem$ folder then the certificate & the key would have been installed during setup, so it would be already activated, if you had so called "OEM" disk which is in fact just RTM then you have to install certificate as well slmgr -ilc c:\dell.xrm-ms)

    Read & learn, all in the stickies

    sebus
     
  3. LightSource

    LightSource MDL Novice

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    #3 LightSource, Feb 27, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
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