Post-install addition of OEM activation certficates...

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  1. w4r10ck

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    #1 w4r10ck, Apr 17, 2009
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    Hi people.

    I have an Acer Aspire 5920 notebook. It has Windows XP Professional + SP3 installed on it. I was hit by Brontok last week. Now, I wish to nuke all existing partitions, re-create new ones, and install Windows Vista Ultimate + SP1 from scratch. I have a copy of the Windows Vista + SP1 DVD (32-bit, MSDN, SHA-1: bcd715a02739809e477c726ae4b5caa914156429). However, creating another copy of the same (with the Acer SLP key and OEM activation certificate integrated) is not an option for me, given the badly infected state my machine is in.

    I've searched the forums for a solution, and came up with one. This is how I plan to proceed:

    a. Install Windows Vista Ultimate using a known Acer SLP key (I'll probably use one from this list.)
    b. Acquire a copy of the Acer OEM Activation Certificate (acer.xrm-ms) for Windows Vista Ultimate (from here.)
    c. Install it using the command:

    Code:
    slmgr.vbs -ilc <path to acer.xrm-ms>
    Could the forum elders please tell me if there's anything wrong with the above technique?

    Thank you.
     
  2. 911medic

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    #2 911medic, Apr 18, 2009
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    Nope..That should work with one caveat...

    Be sure the bios supports vista..i.e. SLIC table in the bios. Otherwise, maybe a mod may be necessary.

    The serial and cert allow activation on a machine with this information in the bios...Kinda like XP, but different..Did I confuse you??:D:D
     
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    #6 w4r10ck, Apr 19, 2009
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    Okay, this is what I've been able to fish out using ACPIScope:

    Code:
    SLIC
     Physical address: 7F6DDE8Ah
     Length: 374
     Signature: 'SLIC'
     Length: 176h
     Revision: 1
     Checksum: 38h
     OEM ID: 'ACRSYS'
     OEM Table ID: 'ACRPRDCT'
     OEM Revision: 6040000h
     Creator ID: 'acer'
     Creator revision: 0
    The notebook came with Linux pre-installed.
     
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    #7 911medic, Apr 19, 2009
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    You should be able to activate with ACER cert and serial..Either during install with oem method, or after with slmgr..
     
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    Thanks for your help, 911.

    Now if someone could only confirm if the aformentioned ISO image is an authentic MSDN release. Do you think I should post it as a separate thread?

    Thanks again.
     
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    @kentoy

    Thanks for the link. And nope, that release isn't an authentic TechNet release.