Misleading REARM posts / guides

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mux, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. mux

    mux MDL Novice

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    #1 mux, Sep 10, 2009
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    There are plenty of rearm articles for windows 7 around.

    Unfortunately, it appears they are made for Vista, but are branded for Win7 - basically wont work properly.

    Problem is that Sysprep does not work the same way as in Vista, and in my case, it was not very reliable. Generalize flag is not welcome through command line, so I ticked the flag in the GUI. Mistake! From the next reboot on, my machine ended up in a endless loop. Actually, Sysprep screwed my system! :mad: (see Attach)

    Point is, you dont need to sysprep your maschine for a rearm at all! :cool:

    A simple:

    slmgr /rearm

    with a reboot will do it.
     

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  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    who said you had to sysprep for a rearm thats garbage:(
     
  3. frwil

    frwil MDL Addicted

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    Always thought that to make rearm one should type:
    slmgr.vbs –rearm
    Never could imagine it could be a mystery...
    Using for this simple task sysprep command with some options... - it's too much, really.
     
  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    rearm and sysprep are 2 different things anyway. Sysprep is to prepare a machine for imaging and/or HAL independence, slmgr.vbs is to leverage the software licensing service.
     
  5. FuzzyMaster

    FuzzyMaster MDL Member

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    Yah, of the 4 options listed in that article, the 1st option (sysprep /generalize) probably should not be there, and the other 3 commands do the same thing, just with different syntax.

    slmgr.vbs –rearm

    rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

    slmgr /rearm
     
  6. cali310

    cali310 MDL Novice

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    delete delete
     
  7. FuGGer

    FuGGer MDL Novice

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    slmgr.vbs –rearm---That didnt work for me. Just pop-ed up a screen with all the switches i could use.


    slmgr /rearm---This worked for me. Told me settings will be applied after restart.
     
  8. mux

    mux MDL Novice

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    Executing the VBS with our without extension, may depends on the system setting, hidden extension for known file types.

    You are right; help file of slmgr advices to use '/' for the flagging, for me it worked with the '-'

    Anyway, I hope we have settled this for now :)