Lost oem cd, used COA key with retail Win 7 pro.. question on activation

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  1. jguy

    jguy MDL Novice

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    #1 jguy, Nov 7, 2010
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    I recently acquired an PC built by a UK company which usually comes with a restore disc which is linked to an SLIC in the BIOS. However i did not have this disc, i had a windows 7 pro oem disc from a dell PC. I used this disc to install Win 7 pro 64 and used the serial key from the COA on the pc to activate.. it said this type of activation cannot be done online and i had to use the automated telephone service.. which activated the key without issue. My question, since i'm selling this on, is this kind of activation legit and will it stick? Once activated it can't be deactivated can it? :eek:
     
  2. ozzyboy

    ozzyboy MDL Member

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    When you selling on this pc, you must have the invoice, from your seller and also you must have the sticker with COA key.
    And yes...once it's activated it can''t be deactvated...
     
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  4. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    If the PC was build for windows 7 then i expect it will have slic 2.1 within the bios. If so, then all you will need to do is to obtain the correct Certificate and oem windows key and then you will be able to active, so whats the pc model number and manufacture ect...