Product key

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Angeloff1337, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Angeloff1337

    Angeloff1337 MDL Novice

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    Hey guys if i install clean un activated windows 7 will it ask me for product key during installation?If yes how to skip that?I am total noob when it comes to this i was planing on installing clean win 7 and then activating it with windows loader by daz is that ok?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Press the Skip Product key button
     
  3. Angeloff1337

    Angeloff1337 MDL Novice

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    Ok i thought there is no skip button cause i was watching few videos and there is no skip button.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just install and don't enter a key, done

    Even if there is no skip button, just hit next
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #6 Enthousiast, Jan 13, 2016
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    During initial setup you can't skip the key, but if you use an ei.cfg setup will skip it by itself. Then during OOBE you can skip the key and use DAZ Windows Loader.

    Example of an working ei.cfg:

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    You also could create an ei.cfg which selects the win 7 edition you want to install (example for Ultimate):

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    [EditionID]
    Ultimate
    [Channel]
    Retail
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  7. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    @pisthai

    ISOs of VL SKUs come with KMS:GVLK built-in - there is no prompt to enter one.

    @Enthousiast

    In case of Windows 7, actually you can skip the key prompt at any stage.
     
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    #8 Enthousiast, Jan 13, 2016
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    @Tito, I stand corrected :)

    I did test it, took a MSDN iso, deleted the existing ei.cfg and started setup, no questions asked :D I don't know why i assumed/presumed it would ask for a key during setup (i always use the oem ei.cfg from the guardian's multi oem project so i never got the key question).

    EDIT: it's 8.x who asks for a key without the use of an ei.cfg :)