Interesting problem - activating Win7 Enterprise

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gcole09, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. gcole09

    gcole09 MDL Novice

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    Purchased a new computer off eBay that came with the Win7 Enterprise time-limited demo - mobo is Foxconn G31S with no SLIC data. I am trying to get it completely activated and genuine without having to reinstall down to Ultimate, and I feel that I'm fairly close; I admit that I don't have much experience with running around Win7 activation, though.

    My first thought was to replace my trial key (which I didn't copy - oops) with the KMS client key and use KMS activation, which I'm fairly certain won't work without present SLIC data.

    As a result of my oops in the key replacement, Win7 instantly dropped to non-genuine activate now. Next stop was to use HAL7600, which originally failed to correct the activate now issue until I rearmed it by hand. Now Win7 shows as genuine and it's no longer locked down - but I sporadically receive a windows license pop up that warns me that using a volume license key without upgrading is a violation of my software agreement.

    I could live with it, but it is rather annoying. What would a solution be? (I've been considering WindSLIC-related fixes and other ways of getting valid SLIC data so that KMS activation will work, but I figured I should check with your collective wisdom first, since I feel like I've already messed up a few times)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Short version: Your BIOS is missing the Windows Marker.

    Solution: Flash a BIOS that has the Windows Marker.

    Alternative solutions: None


    I hope this answers your questions. :)
     
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  3. gcole09

    gcole09 MDL Novice

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    If this is the case - will installing Ultimate with DAZ loader or another SLIC solution work, or will I need to modify my BIOS no matter what?
     
  4. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    It will :)
     
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