problem with slmgr activating Win7 Pro using retail install media

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Moses01, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Moses01

    Moses01 MDL Novice

    Aug 27, 2012
    I have a Gigabyte slic modified bios which activated Win7 Pro 32 properly when I used a Dell OEM install dvd. Now I wanted to change to Win7 Pro 64 (ISO downloaded from microsoft so I assume its a retail version). After I install, I run slmgr with the GIGABYTE-GBT-2.1.XRM-MS file and slmgr reports a successful installation of license. However checking in control panel/system after a reboot reports that it hasn't activated and has 30 days left. I thought it might be related to it having a retail key originally and tried changing to a DELL OEM SLP key with slmgr but it wouldn't accept the key as valid (Does anyone have a GIGABYTE SLP key for Win 7 Pro?).

    Is it possible to do a OEM activation using a retail install ISO. Any suggestions on how I can get this working would be appreciated.
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 Has left at his own request

    Aug 15, 2012
    Use Daz Loader, it will only install key and cert if SLIC is present :g:.
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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009

    You need the edition specific OEM:SLP key as well (OEM vendor doesn't matter).