Pre Activating my Retail DVD with retail key

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Cruiser, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Cruiser

    Cruiser MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2009
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    Hi guys.
    Ive been reading your forum with great interest.
    Id like to be able to do what you guys do here, with auto activating upon installation.
    Ive got my own key for ultimate, and was wondering how i go about having it activated upon fresh install.
    Ive tried using autounattend.xml in the root, and put my pkeyconfig.xrm-ms in the folder structure as described, but it doesnt work.

    Can someone point me in the right direction please?
    I just thought it would be great if i could do this, as i format my system quite often, and this way it would save me burning out my key :)

    Thanks in advance.

    Cruiser
     
  2. david3663

    david3663 MDL Member

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    mount the install.wim and set product key then unmount and make boootable iso
     
  3. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Thanks David, but how & where can i set the key?
     
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  4. Cruiser

    Cruiser MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2009
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    Thanks for your quick reply.
    Do i keep my pkeyconfig.xrm-ms in the OEM folder structure also ?

    Thanks again.
     
  5. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    Why pkeyconfig.xrm-ms? It has nothing to do with the pkeyconfig.xrm-ms file.
    And how does your Autounattend.xml look like?
     
  6. VelleX

    VelleX MDL Member

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    Hm, i dont think pkeyconfig.xrm-ms contains activation. Maybe tokens.dat does.
    But i'm not sure if it will work. But if it does, i think it will only work as long as your computer configuration will not change.

    And using SLIC will only work when using an OEM:SLP Key, so you will not be able to use your own key.
     
  7. Cruiser

    Cruiser MDL Novice

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    Hmm.
    Well ive managed to get a dvd activated, but it will only work on my machine im sure.
    May have to just use the slic way i guess.
    Thought it may have been possible somehow, to just use my own key and activation thats all.

    Thanks for your reply. :)