Use Existing SLIC to Activate a Computer

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  1. Zarcu

    Zarcu MDL Novice

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    #1 Zarcu, Aug 26, 2011
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    I have an HP Laptop. I'm doing a reinstall of Windows Vista. I don't have the disc that came with it but it'd like to reinstall it with a retail disc I have, and use the existing SLIC to activate it legitimately. How would I do that?

    #2 Will Windows Loader simply detect the existing SLIC and install the OEM:SLP and Key that matches it?

    #3 The product key of the bottom is slightly scratched off. I believe I know what the key is but The Ultimate PID Checker says its an invalid key. Is it that I can't accurately read the key or is that key not supported in the PID Checker?

    Thank you :D
     
  2. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #2 Shenj, Aug 26, 2011
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    Yea you can use the Loader, if you have a SLIC it will just install the proper Key and Cert

    The Product Key on your back should show up as OEM:COA or similar in PID Checker. (that is if the PID Checker works proper)
     
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  3. Zarcu

    Zarcu MDL Novice

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    Thanks Shenj,

    I've had a situation with a Dell laptop where I used Windows Loader and I lost activation not too long after. I ran Windows Loader again and it fixed it. It was a client's computer so I fear that happening again. Do you know why that might happen?
     
  4. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #4 Shenj, Aug 26, 2011
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    I never used the Loader so i can only guess, the windows loader installs GRUB and adds a silent entry or something like this, so first Grub gets loaded and Daz Magic :p loads the SLIC into memory, only after that the Windows boot manager gets started. If your Client does some Repair etc, The 1st Grub thingy will get replaced with the Windows Boot Manager again, so the loader gets deactivated that way.
    Also there is a Update (forgot wich) which is a protection against some Windows Cracks, but if i remember correctly Windows Loader by Daz isnt affected by this.

    Be sure that you use the latest Windows Loader by Daz from here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/forums/39-Windows-Loader
     
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    Mod the BIOS & be done with (no need to fear after)

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  6. Daz

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    #6 Daz, Aug 26, 2011
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    @ Zarcu
    To answer question #2 it will install just the certificate and serial, do a genuine check and then it will only install the loader if it's required.

    A system becoming non-genuine can be caused by tampered services or system files. Also if you don't shut the system down correctly then startup repair could also cause a problem but I think that can be worked around by using the preserve current boot code option.

    Note: Don't use the preserve current boot code option unless you know the loader works on the system.
     
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  7. Zarcu

    Zarcu MDL Novice

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    Alright cool. I'll keep that in mind. So having an existing SLIC (that's legitimate) will just cause the loader to install the matching certificate and SLP. I shouldn't have any activation issues right? Is there a tool that will rip the SLP and Certificate before the reinstall and then put it back? Or is that just unnecessary?
     
  8. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    With this being Vista I can't promise it'd work so use the "dump" button found under the advanced options tab. It will dump the systems existing SLIC, certificate and serial.
     
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