Looking for links for OEM Home Prem w/ SP1 + Questions :D

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by aovaici, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. aovaici

    aovaici MDL Novice

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    Hey guys,
    I am a tech for basic system debug/virus/reinstalls and MOST my customers have Windows Home Premium edition installed so I am looking for a 'OEM' version that I can install on their computers (since NO one has their install disks, plus install disks normally come with a lot of bloatware) with the own customer CD Keys so I don't have to crack and maybe have to revisit them in the future if it somehow gets detected.
    So basically, I am looking for links for OEM Home Prem w/ SP1, also if their computer shipped WITHOUT SP1 and I install the OEM version WITH SP1 will it complain about the CD Key not being made for this edition/computer or whatever it sais?

    Also I tried making my own install disks since there are quite a few mentions of it on the forums but seriously gave up after twenty minutes. Figure that downloading a standard one would work.

    This morning I installed Home Premium 'N' on accident on a customers computer and the CD Key didn't work so I fail and have to revisit again tomorrow without charging anything extra :( I loooooose gas money!

    Thanks for the help,
    Ash
     
  2. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    seems like you are trying to profit from piracy, hope no one helps you
     
  3. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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  4. aovaici

    aovaici MDL Novice

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    Wow, if you had read my post you would SEE how stupid your comment is. I'm installing Windows 7 on computers WITH VALID CD KEYS, people just don't keep their install disks, so how ELSE am I suppose to repair their systems without their install disks considering no one ever keeps them? If I was trying to make money off piracy wouldn't I just use the activator? Idiot.
     
  5. aovaici

    aovaici MDL Novice

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    Thanks bro. :D That actually helps, but I can't use the retail edition for OEM computers right? The CD Key's on the PC's wouldn't work?
     
  6. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Yes you can.

    OEM's activate Windows 7 via SLP/Cert (SLIC 2.1 Activation blah) this makes things much easier for them, but the Key PRINTED is Retail.
    But i would go with the OEM Method, even for you it makes thing's easier, plugin your usbstick, start app Click and done, this is ofc not illegal, the 'OEM' Install discs have that already on em, if the actual 'Redistribution' of that is legal.. is another thing, you can 'activate' the OEM pc with this method a unlimited amount of time, unlike with a retail key which gets blocked after a few activations... (if you don't backup Activation license to do offline activation) so if you have some customer who comes quite often, this is not so great as you need to call MS to either open the key for more online Activations or use the Phone Method, where you have to type a ridiculous big String..

    Here for example A7Toolkit-2.2 this Allows you to basicly perfectly 're-brand' the install to the PC Manufacturer (it's not bloating, it just installs Logo and strings), alot of actually like it when stuff is 'branded' :)
    This is a little simpler, has re-brand functionality and slick GUI, but comes without branding files. Open 7 Activator
    You can also 'backup' the activation if you actually can boot into it :) Advanced Tokens Manager
    Do NOT use 'Loader' options if you want to stay 'legal'
     
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  7. stayboogy

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    #7 stayboogy, Jul 8, 2011
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    if it's the same version that was installed by the OEM then it should work just fine as the key is in the bios (i think). there are only so many versions and all that is different from retail and OEM is only volume licensing. they are not different editions from what can be purchased retail other than the licensing aspect--it's still just windows 7! all that happens from the manufacturer is they take a windows 7 image (identical to what is sold retail other than the license key, whether ultimate, professional, premium, basic, or starter) and integrate OEM specific logos, drivers, and partner third party utilities and load it onto the machine and make a recovery partition from that same image...
     
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  8. urie

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    Before you come on here calling members idiots, I think you should have done some more work or research on vista or windows 7 activation Vista-OEM-Activation-How-it-Works i also don't believe
    that is fair enough with say XP and system is years old and they may have misplaced or lost cd/dvd another point is sometimes OEM:SLP systems do not come with OS system or recovery disks but will have recovery partitions or the option to make recovery disks. Before I would even consider reinstalling windows on some ones computer first thing I would have to hand would be at least dvd that would work on their branded machine or have an OEM:SLP AIO at hand along with drivers from manufacturers site. Now you should be armed with enough info and tools so you can backup activation or oem:slp keys and certificates and hopefully your problems will be solved.
     
  9. aovaici

    aovaici MDL Novice

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    Sorry, but his reply was JUST to troll right? He claimed I made money from piracy, he is a idiot. That's the worst kind of pirate in my opinion, otherwise I have no problem with piracy. If he had READ my post he would have realized that's what I was TRYING TO AVOID.

    Thanks to everyone, :D , made a universal install disk :D
     
  10. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    No I read your post and concluded that any pc tech that charges would obviously be aware of the recovery partition system oem's use.