OEM activation on home built PC?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Frgo10, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Frgo10

    Frgo10 MDL Novice

    Dec 25, 2009
    Well just as the title says it.
    I have a home built computer (not OEM)

    Can I still use Daz's loader? I've tried to use the SLIC toolkit to see if I have SLIC 2.1, but it fails miserably.

    Otherwise I'll just use RemoveWAT
  2. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

    Jul 28, 2009
    Yes u can use Daz' loader
  3. Bundy714

    Bundy714 MDL Novice

    Jan 1, 2010
    #3 Bundy714, Jan 5, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
    I've got a home built PC, Abit IP35 mobo. I flashed the bios with a modded one (HP OEM), loaded a untouched MSDN Win7 Ultimate 64, and followed the directions on the Windows 7 Repository thread.

    Now my "OEM HP" computer is activated, genuine, and updates and runs great. Easy with the help of all the tutorials here.

    I don't have a floppy, and the hardest part of the whole process was figuring out how to make my PC boot from a USB stick. All the instructions of how to make a bootable USB stick are here, but I had to figure out the in's and out's of making my bios boot from it myself. I had boot from a USB floppy as first boot device, and USB LS/Zip as second, with the SATA CD ROM third, and it would still boot from the HD. Eventually I just disabled the SATA controller in the bios and it had no choice but to boot from the USB stick. From there, flashing was a breeze.