Problems with activating Windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell XPS 430

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  1. ibumetin

    ibumetin MDL Novice

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    Hi!

    I have searched and searched for an answer to my problem. I've been trying to activate Win 7 on my Dell XPS 430 for 2-3 days now: without result.

    I have tried Daz' loader, Hazar's, some tool kit named Windows 7 Activator etc etc. Formated my disk 4-5 times, and now I'm sick and tired of it.

    I've read something about RAM and SLIC's, but I've failed to completely understand what it is. Flash BIOS? I have no clue. It feels like a djungle.

    I bought the computer in October last year, and I haven't made any updates to the BIOS etc. I found a BIOS update on Dell's homepage, but it only said it would update the logo or something.

    Peeps, help me out here!

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S If there already are like thousands of threads just like this one: I apologize. But, like I said, I have searched the entire web (err, it feels like that anyway). D.S
     
  2. concierge

    concierge MDL Novice

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    Another stupid-@$$ c_r_a_c_k_e_r...

    :)
     
  3. ibumetin

    ibumetin MDL Novice

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    Aaah, what now? http://forums.mydigitallife.net/images/smilies/eek.gif
     
  4. theporcupine

    theporcupine MDL Novice

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  5. ibumetin

    ibumetin MDL Novice

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    #5 ibumetin, Sep 19, 2009
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    Ah, thanks!

    I dl'd the .exe for my XPS 430. Should I do anything before running it? And afterwards? Do I still need an activator?
     
  6. theporcupine

    theporcupine MDL Novice

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    #6 theporcupine, Sep 19, 2009
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    I flashed the BIOS from inside of windows with no problem, but I would close down as many unnecessary programs as possible.
    The BIOS mod., tells Win. that your Dell system is authorized to be sold with Vista or 7 installed.
    I suggest using a preactivated version of win7
     
  7. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    do not use activator with a bios mod.. cmon people read the stickies (no offense)
     
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  8. GAVINEER

    GAVINEER MDL Novice

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    Activators & Bios modding are not the way to go. You're only hurting your PC...
     
  9. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    Wrong! I modded my bios and everything is fine! Now I'm a owner of a legit Win7 Ultimate x64 OEM version :D
     
  10. ibumetin

    ibumetin MDL Novice

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    Haha! Hurting my PC? Please. I doubt it would feel bad with me modding its' BIOS. :D
     
  11. dellxps

    dellxps MDL Novice

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    same problem. System wont boot after installing windows loader

    I've been at it for days trying to get windows 7 loader (DAZ) to work.
    I've listed things I've tried on bottom to make it easier to read (hopefully)
    anyone have this patch or can send it to me?
    greatly appreciated
    also,

    The bios is version A01, should i reflash it to the older bios?

    TRIED THIS FIRST
    Repair startup issues


    1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start your computer.
    2. Press a key when you are prompted.
    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.
    4. Click Repair your computer.
    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.


    Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd

    1. Press ENTER after each command.
    2. Restart your computer.


    SECOND TRIED
    Is Windows failing to boot after you installed the loader? Just do the following.

    * Boot up the PC from your Windows installation disk
    * Press and hold SHIFT and then press F10
    * Input "bootsect.exe /nt60 SYS /force" (without quotes)
    * Restart the PC

    Note: If the above doesn't fix your boot issue then use the command "bootsect.exe /nt60 ALL /force" instead. Just make sure you remove all USB flash drives before you use the command.

    Alternatively try holding the 'R' key after your BIOS screen. If you time it right then you'll see a boot menu. From the menu select to boot without a SLIC.

    OTHER THINGS I'VE TRIED


    checked hard drive for errors, used windows memory tools to check memory,
    made sure all cable and cards are secure and inplace.
    second time i did it i formatted the drive when i put in the windows CD.
    works perfectly appart from when I use the loader.
     
  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Is your installation media untouched??
     
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  13. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    what is the hash of the iso downloaded to create the installation media?
     
  14. dellxps

    dellxps MDL Novice

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    downloaded WIn 7 home premium 64bit from MS digital river site. (X17-58997)
    I've used this media and the DAZ loader on a few systems before but this DELL XPS 430 just doesnt take it.
    i thought it may be the BIOS not liking the loader
     
  15. dellxps

    dellxps MDL Novice

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    sorry dont understand. I have used this DVD a few times with no problems before this.
     
  16. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    if it came from Digital river its untouched, and home premium is supported. That is good news. I am a little confused why the title of the thread says Ultimate, and you have Home Premium, but that isn't terribly important lol

    Have you tried other activators besides Windows Loader? also at a command prompt with administrator rights (run as admin) type sfc /scannow
     
  17. dellxps

    dellxps MDL Novice

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    sorry not my thread but this person had very similar if not identical problems i think.
    I haven't tried other loaders yet as its ALOT of hastle to reinstall windows
    (the first 2 times i installed lots of software too, stupidly).
    basically the system is unactivated, i will so the sfc scan now. thanks
     
  18. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    check the other thread you post in as well, DAZ has replied to you.

    yeah I see now, with 2 pages I just assumed this was yours, my bad hehe
     
  19. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    It seems odd that 3.5 year old threads get bumped.
     
  20. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I was impressed actually. Usually there are 12345568#$^# threads that could be contained to one.