OEM vs Retail Serial?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by RASelkirk, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Hi all,

    I've got an Acer laptop that came with Win7x64 Pro (OEM serial) which I later upgraded to Ultimate using the MS upgrade route. That, in itself, was strange. I clicked the "upgrade now" button, it went to MS land and installed the Ultimate upgrade, and never charged me a cent. All is great with the laptop.

    Seeing the future, I've decided to inject my laptop into a VM VirtualBox VDI that I can run on whatever flavor the next laptop is. That went OK for the most part, but now Windows doesn't like my OEM serial. Boot-up keeps telling me I'm counterfeit. BTW, I used ABR to "set" the serial in the VM version.

    So, could ya'll look at my thread in the VM section and tell me if this can be overcome w/o buying a new full retail version? Or if that's even possible to do?

    TIA!

    Russ
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Your laptop probably has a slic for 7, when it has a slic for 7 you can install all 7 sku's from starter to ultimate and activate it genuinely by installing the certificate and oem:slp key.

    You can run DAZ' Windows Loader and it will install the correct certificate an oem:slp key.

    To see if there is a valid slic you can run the QT from the MRP project thread:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/multi-oem-retail-project-mrp-mk3.71555/#post-1283849
     
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  3. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Sorry, I edited while you were posting. Did that with ABR, said all was good but it didn't take...

    Russ
     
  4. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    FYI: Carlos D fixed me up in my VM thread. When using a VM the correct SLIC table can be "fed" into the VM on startup, then it shows as a registered copy.

    Thanks!

    Russ