Running a PC repair shop

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by i3one21, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

    Feb 25, 2010
    I help fix peoples computers and most of the time it's easiest to reinstall windows. I was wondering how computer repair stores reinstall windows legitimately. Do they use the product key from the sticker? I have tried using the sticker number before but it doesn't work most of the time. I would like to reinstall windows in a legit way for them.

    I wasn't sure where to post this; I hope this section is okay.
  2. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

    Jul 8, 2011
    Also location has something to do with that. Where I live, software piracy isn't very high in the government's list-to-deal-with things. Pretty much left unattended :D

    And people seem to enjoy that freedom. Including small computer shop owners. My dad recently bought a laptop which came with all the pre-installed crap you might expect, including a copy of KIS11. Apparently, that have been activated by a Trial Reset - not very legit in my opinion. The Windows copy was legit though :p

    Since we probably don't reside within the same country, I d suggest that you take the right path and be legit as a shop owner in every possible way...
  3. beta-hunter

    beta-hunter MDL Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    for windows xp,i would use a nlited version of home and professional that skips oobe and inserts a "generic windows key"( DO NOT ACTIVATE! ), then once windows is installed,you use a product key finder to replace the "generic product key" with the customers product key ( NOW YOU ACTIVATE!), install time should be cut down to about 10 minutes,i know quite a few people who do this.

    ps.. by nlited ,i mean a copy of windows that skips OOBE and uses predefined user and network name (EG: user=user,password=password, network= box666 ),thats all, DO NOT REMOVE ANY WINDOWS COMPONENTS!
  4. lauramercier85

    lauramercier85 MDL Novice

    Sep 1, 2011
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