Tested SLIC Dump TooKit on OEM preinstalled Vista maschine

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TR2N, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. TR2N

    TR2N MDL Member

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    Hi folks,

    i have tested the SLIC DumpTooKit 1.08 a few minutes ago on the HP PC of my partner here in office. The machine runs Vista Business (pre-installed by HP). I was able to dump the SLIC information out of the BIOS and to read out the Product-Key, but the software wasn´t able to locate a digital certificate (XRM-MS).

    Now my question? How the preinstalled system remains activated, when the certificate isn´t there....? Is there another way, how OEMs can pre-activate the system?

    The funniest thing is, that the "dumped" Product-Key IS THE SAME like on the sticker....
     
  2. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    Doesn't that mean that Vista was re-installed using the key on the sticker?
    If so, then there is no more XRM-MS certs on it, because it became a normal Vista OEM with web activation.
     
  3. trimesh

    trimesh MDL Novice

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    That sounds like it been manually activated - try running slmgr.vbs -dli and look at the second line of the dialog box

    It will be something like

    Description: Windows Operating System - Vista, OEM_SLP channel

    If it says "RETAIL channel", then it's a regualar activation.
     
  4. TR2N

    TR2N MDL Member

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    FAILALARM! You are right. It seems, the system was reinstalled manually.

    Sorry, it´s Monday morning - the first day at work after the holidays.... ;)
     
  5. TR2N

    TR2N MDL Member

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    So, i tested the tool on a "casefresh" HP DX7500MT with preinstalled Windows Vista Business. The Bios already has 2.1 SLIC, BIN, Certificate and Product-Key backuped successfully.

    Now waiting for the new Windows 7 rigs.... ;)