Installing windows 7 on dell Optiplex GX620

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ken91025, May 7, 2014.

  1. Ken91025

    Ken91025 MDL Novice

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    I have 4 dell OptiPlex GX620. With the end of windows XP, I have secured dell windows 7 32bit disc. Is there a way to customize this software that I don't have to enter a product key for activation?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gotBooched

    gotBooched MDL Novice

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    Just install it as a trial version and download something to take care of it....if you catch my drift.....

    I'm a n00b and don't know what is ok to discuss here.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #3 PhaseDoubt, May 7, 2014
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  4. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    I thought installing from Dell OEM media on Dell hardware would result in automatic activation. You may not have to do anything. Disclaimer: I could be way wrong!
     
  5. f33nix

    f33nix MDL Member

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    If the BIOS has the serial/certificate embedded then yes it works.
     
  6. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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  7. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Yep, BIOS mod just might be an excellent non "cloak & dagger" solution
     
  8. gotBooched

    gotBooched MDL Novice

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    thanks for the clarification.
     
  9. Ken91025

    Ken91025 MDL Novice

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    modding the bios worked very well!!!

    Thanks.
     
  10. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No for windows 7 only SLIC 2.1 in bios then matching certificate and oem:slp serial number. Good thing about Dell is all SLICS from 2.0 to 2.3 are backwardly compatible along with certificates :rolleyes: then just add OEM:SLP serial number for your version of required windows :D
     
  11. mrbill14

    mrbill14 MDL Novice

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    Yea... so with Windows 7, you just need a SLIC 2.1 BIOS, the XRM-MS "key" (file) and the OEM serial number.

    Process is:
    Flash BIOS with a modded SLIC 2.1 BIOS. (Wish I could attach the modded BIOS. I got it here...)
    Copy over the Dell.XRM-MS file
    Run the slmgr command to "import" the file
    Run the slmgr command to put in the key
    BAM! Automatically activated. (Basically, an OEM activation method.)

    I've done quite a few GX620's this way.
     

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  12. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    My pleasure young Jedi.