Using the COA sticker to activate windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kiteboy, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    Hi - hopefully just a quick one

    A friend of mine wants me to look at wiping a laptop (which belongs to his mother who lives in spain) with what I assume is a OEM version of Windows 7

    The plan is to re-install windows 7 and possibly using the COA sticker on the laptop to activate it again

    As she lives in spain I dont want any future troubles for her if possible so I thought just reinstall her version of windows 7 (whatever that is) rether that try any other version of windows

    If I remember correctly Ill have to get an OEM version of windows 7 that matches what she has on the laptop already

    Is this correct?

    I think then I can activate by phone using the COA sticker? Never done this before - just wanted to check thats possible

    Thanks for any info
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Why don't you use oem:slp activation??... offline & hassle free.
     
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    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    That means reading up a bit more :)
    I have done the slp in the past but cant remember exactly - I remember it inserts keys into the bios?
    It also means any version of windows 7 can be installed? Is that correct?
    Would there be any future problems for her like reactivation after so many days - sorry I realise noob questions
    Was just hoping it was possible to do the phone method tbh
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    What is the model of the laptop?? You can use this to install appropriate cert and key.
     
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  5. kiteboy

    kiteboy MDL Novice

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    #5 kiteboy, Apr 9, 2013
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    Just been given the laptop - its a Toshiba Equium A200-1V0
    2gb of ram !!! and with a Vista COA so may try windows 7 with that loader


    Update: Now thinking of doing a bios mod - I do like learning about things - possibly a bit risky though

    It has a phoenix bios on the laptop - not sure on version yet

    I gather I have to do an RW Report and request a bios mod?? - If i get a reply - install that bios mod and from ther just install windows 7 hopefully

    or is anything else needed?? I know Ive oversimplified a bit
    Thanks again fro any info