New Compaq/HP desktop with all the bloat and want a clean install.......

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FattysGoneWild, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    I came across this site through google. So much information it is a bit over whelming and confusing. I hope you can help. Please bare with me. My desktop came with WIN7 64 bit Home Premium. I went ahead and dl the .iso of WIN7 Home Premium 64 bit from a sticky post on here. I have heard this will work for me for a clean install. But I would need to use the phone to activate it. Using my key on the pc sticker. I would like to avoid that if possible and activate it online to make life easier. I took a look at the ei.cfg file in notepad. It is set to Retail. I have heard by changing it to OEM. I can install it and activate it online by using my key instead of calling. Any truth to this or is there another method involved?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Read sticky thread, windows 7 repository, it contains all necessary info you need!!
     
  3. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    #3 Dolorous Edd, Mar 8, 2010
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    @fattys

    Download paymyrents token restore utility, run it, save the tokens and the app to a thumb drive, make sure you have two copies. Now DL and verify with hash calc the version that matches your key. Install windows, then use the PMR token restore to restore your activation. Once this is done, if you want to do a free anytime upgrade to pro or ultimate just ask for the instructions.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/11130-Paymyrent-Token-restore-for-mak-keys-and-retail

    Use the retail version for OEM installations (I know this is counter intuitive but just do it, the other version only works on mak installations)
     
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  4. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Post the hash result that you got from the downloaded file. You may have just gotten the wrong image.
     
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  5. FattysGoneWild

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    Here you go.

    File: X15-65733.iso
    CRC-32: 56d954e4
    MD4: 2ebb301e0ad66e88e55dc6b5fbbd497e
    MD5: 758887088235024058d1c8eb6efb85a8
    SHA-1: 336779ea6b65f63e11a609b4d021439c47ab315b
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Looks like the correct one to me. 64 bit premium
    File Name: en_windows_7_home_premium_x64_dvd_x15-65733.iso
    Date Published (UTC): 8/6/2009 9:59:56 AM Last Updated (UTC): 8/24/2009 8:59:33 AM
    SHA1: 336779EA6B65F63E11A609B4D021439C47AB315B ISO/CRC: 56D954E4

    Now, you can remove the ei.cfg if you ever need to install other versions, no reason to download again. Also, after backing up your tokens, installing fresh, restoring the tokens you can at anytime after that grab the HP key off of the windows 7 keys sticky and perform an anytime upgrade and it will offline activate.
     
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  7. FattysGoneWild

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    Ugh you are right. I was reading older information it seems. Can you give me the instructions on the free upgrade to pro or ultimate? Thanks again for all the help and being patient.
     
  8. Dolorous Edd

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    Anytime after installing premium if you decide to go to pro or ultimate just run the anytime upgrade and insert the appropriate HP brand key from the keys sticky. Or just install ultimate and manually insert key and cert. Check the repository for htat method
     
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  9. FattysGoneWild

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    Thanks. PM sent.
     
  10. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    i dont understand why do you have to go the long way .
    just install windows 7 ultimate.
    get the oem slp from here and install installl it with that. no need to use you sticker key at all.

    after that you just need to apply hp certificate witch can be found here.
     
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  11. Dolorous Edd

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    Because, he didn't want to upgrade, I just told him it was an option.
     
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  12. FattysGoneWild

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    Is it okay to be connected to the internet when doing this? Or is it best to be offline when doing a clean install and restoring my information?
     
  13. david toska

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    I cant understand why hp, dell, toshiba, acer, asus and all other oem`s fill up the os with their own bulls**tt software... Isnt it possible to by a computer from any oem manufacturer with a clean install of windows???
     
  14. Dissonance

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    Because they're paid for it.
     
  15. FattysGoneWild

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    I done a clean install and PayMyRent's program did not work for me. It activated but when going online. It said I had 30 days. So some thing was fubar. I tried it twice both being fresh installs. I had to use the phone support from MS and it activated fine using my sticker on the pc.
     
  16. FattysGoneWild

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    Any ideas why it did not work for me? I really was hoping it would work instead of having to call MS. :(
     
  17. Dolorous Edd

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    Armada has experienced allot of problems with HP computers failing activation, I would say that they have a problem with their SLP activation. Going to make for a lot of false positives for MS.

    Now would be a good time to use the token restore program or just backup your whole drive. I use Macrium.
     
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  18. FattysGoneWild

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    #19 FattysGoneWild, Mar 12, 2010
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    Damn HP. Seemed like a really cool program to. I will go ahead and make a back up image. I will also give the program another shot with the new activation from the phone. It might just work the next time I try this. You think it might work this time since I used phone activation?
     
  19. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    I always tell people to stay online when installing as to get any driver updates before install. Also PAYMYRENT's tool is sound and when someone is having error regarding it it's a user error. I know this cause I screwed up using the tool not the tool:)
     
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