OEM KEY valid for Retail &Volume Editions ?

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  1. kETE

    kETE MDL Novice

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    #1 kETE, May 3, 2009
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    Hello everybody ,

    I am new here as a member , but i have few days viewing this forum , i see it very interesting and i have a question for my issue

    I have asus laptop , run vista business oem , i have sticker with its key ,

    Humm , i always like vista w/spX to be installed as clean install , because i have some troubles with my laptop after upgrading to sp1 , and it didn't solved when i install sp2 , my boot take too much time , it was very fast with sp0 , so i think it will be better if i check if this problem will be solved when i do clean install for vista w/sp1 or sp2

    Ok , so my main question is , can i use my oem key with retail version i have downloaded , or maybe it should be volume edition so i should download business vloume dvd not ulitmate dvd ( with retail business ) ?

    Thank you

    Edit : I have seen in another forum many users post that oem key will work with retail version , not volume not VLK, don't know :confused:
     
  2. urie

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    just download vista sp2 posted elsewhere on this forum it contains all versions of vista and read thread on how to make OEM vista dvd.
     
  3. kETE

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    Thanks all for your reply

    I already know about the post how to make your own OEM edition from retail vista dvd

    but my question is if i can active it without any file integrated , just by my OEM key , there is another forum said retail dvd will accept your OEM key

    i don't care about OEM logos,support info , etc...

    many thanks again :)
     
  4. 911medic

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    You need the cert for ASUS installed to the new OS. Whether you integrate it to the disc, or install it later with slmgr is up to you..
     
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  5. kETE

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    Thanks , did it with my asus laptop , i have now ultimate insted of business :) LOL

    but i have problems with my dell laptop , vostro 1400

    i see there is an editions form vostro 1400 have vista oem and xp oem , so i beleive it support cert , but i cant find it

    can anyone help me with it?

    ps: my vostro 1400 came without any OS
     
  6. urie

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    can't you download bios from dell for xp and vista
     
  7. 911medic

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    If you are looking for the cert, try the 39 certs link at the top of all slics-tested and not tested..Sticky:D:D
     
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  8. urie

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    @ 911medic, i believe these vostro 1400 machine the one that come's with no OS won't have SLP or SLIC in the bios. I may be wrong kETE may have to use the service tag tool.
     
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    #10 kETE, May 8, 2009
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    how i can know my bois info , if i can use an app to give you a report about my bois so you can help me if i can activate it without bois loader ( clean activation method ) or not ..
     
  10. urie

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    you can run everest it will let you know if you have SLIC in bios but do it on a machine with clean install by that i mean dont use any vista loaders as they will have added slic.