Selling laptop, lost COA sticker, windows install is generic, Can i somehow get key?

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  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    As in from the bios or slic, or would a generic VL disc work with a generic manufacturers key without a loader if I use the correct verison i.e home premium 64 bit
     
  2. The_Guardian

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    You will need the slp key and matching cert. Run the oem query tool from the multi oem project thread and see your results. If included in query tool then the multi oem project can activate and brand according to your manufacture.
     
  3. ryouga

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    Ok, quick question, if I find the correct things from the tool, do I still need a VL version of Windows or can I just add that to a regular OEM?
     
  4. The_Guardian

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    #4 The_Guardian, Apr 12, 2015
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    All you do is add the $oem$ folder to the sources folder of the iso and save it. Then burn it slowly or use usb media to install it. Its that simple. ;) Run the query tool first in order to make sure it will brand and activate.

    Note: You can if you feel comfortable about doing it, create a custom oem recovery partition to make it look professional. If you are interested, see my signature for link to Anarethos recovery tool with media creator. I recommend testing in VMware or similar until you feel ready to try the custom oem recovery software in a real machine.
     
  5. Flipp3r

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    If it shipped with say, Windows 7 Home Premium, install that edition & use Daz's Windows Loader. Since the notebook is genuine & has a manufacturer's Slic, the loader will
    NOT install but instead add the appropriate certificate & change to the correct key...
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Most notebooks ship with recovery. Why not use that?
     
  7. tcntad

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    Filled with crapware which makes it so slow. Not easy for every person to deal with it:)
     
  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    You seem to be confusing VL and OEM somewhat. For editions that can be activated in either channel, the key that is used (VL or OEM) is the only thing that matters. Home Premium does not have a VL channel. Add proper $oem$ folder to Home Premium iso, or use Daz loader.
     
  9. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    #9 ryouga, Apr 12, 2015
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    I would do that, but since its being sold I was going to give them a copy of a disc plus when people think of loaders they think of piracy automatically, I just wanted to get key somehow and write it on label so if in the future they want to install they can just pop in disc.

    Deleted when I first got laptop and then installed a generic oem disc as I hate multiple partitions

    Interesting, I just assumed since I saw murphys old isos with VL versions they needed a specific version of a disc, related to that I also have a Windows 8 laptop that I forgot to save key and such before reformatting so I went through an annoying process of finding a VL version of 8.1 as that seems to be ok activating with generic key and basic kms linking it without going through the whole process, is that like 7 where as long as I get the OEM folder it will just add the details as that would save me finding a VL version

    So for Win 7 I guess you mean if I have a branded pc be it desktop or laptop, then I can just use a OEM disc, with a VL key?(and the oem folder on disc) thats all I need than a VL disc?
     
  10. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    For Win 7 , Professional and Enterprise are the only editions that support VL activation. Enterprise is vl only. There are a few exceptions, i.e. oem bios with invalid slic, but if you install Professional, then you can usually switch from retail to oem to vl just by changing the key. The Professional vl iso's have a gvlk key burned in.
     
  11. ryouga

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    That just confused me more, so if I have home premium just add the oem folder and thats it(assuming I can get one) I think thats correct.
     
  12. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    yes, like I said before, you are confusing oem with vl activation. You want oem activation, with the $oem$ folder added to the iso.
     
  13. urie

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    @ ryouga, I'm still confused on how you can lose OEM:COA sticker. But either way since it is not on the laptop you can even install ultimate version if it has SLIC 2.1 in bios you have not even mentioned manufacturer yet, not that that matters if you use multi oem project but as advised run oem query tool first to see results.
    Someone may even had $oem$ folder for your manufacturer. But personally I would go with multi oem project and if you are really bothered about installing home premium 64 bit you can edit the ei.cfg file so it will only install that version. :biggrin:
     
  14. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    I have a couple laptops for which the COA sticker is badly worn away, and can't be read, but it is still there. ;)
     
  15. ryouga

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    It basically wore out, and when I went to write the code on it one time it just came apart as the glue was all manky and trying to straighten it out it just got crumpled up.
     
  16. Mr.X

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    :roflmao::joystick:
    Sorry!
     
  17. LatinMcG

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    if you still have a broken windows install that was done in past with the sticker key u can use WinPE like hirens to recover it from the registry hive.
     
  18. urie

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    We are still waiting on report to see if it is OEM:SLP machine or OEM:NONE SLP advise has been given to get report if machine is still booting.

    But according to This post it was OEM:SLP machine.

    So choices are available use multi oem project and first try oem query tool. As I also mentioned if we get report and it is OEM:SLIC 2.1 them some member may even have manufacturer disk with $OEM$ folder. Another point is rather than selling the machine with disk is to go with The Guardian's multi oem project and ANARETHOS-RECOVERY-TOOLS-with-MEDIA-CREATOR
     
  19. Mr.X

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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/57880-Multi-OEM-Project?p=1017349&viewfull=1#post1017349
     
  20. CaptainKirk1966

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    #20 CaptainKirk1966, Apr 14, 2015
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    Now that is really confusing, since this is the Windows 7 forum, and we presumably were discussing Windows 7 in this thread :confused: