W7 Ultimate OEM activation didn't work on laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mitty2005, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. mitty2005

    mitty2005 MDL Novice

    Aug 31, 2010
    Hello all you finest folks out there.
    I am trying to install w7 x86 ultimate edition on the laptop. I have downloaded and added OEM folder with all the certificates to the image and burned the dvd.
    Upon installation my version wasn't activated. It never happened before.
    I used Opa tool to install manually the key,certificate and serial but it didn't help either.

    I used slic ToolKit and I got the DELLM08_v2.0.bin
    Does that mean that I must upgrade bios in order to get things to work?

    The laptop is dell latitude d630
    Please help me with advice on what to do.
    Also if anyone maybe have a bookmark for the topic where Urie was talking about making universal W7 DVD for all the OEM brands.

    Thank you!
  2. tomah

    tomah MDL Senior Member

    Sep 25, 2010
    Being that your laptop is at least 4 years old, your BIOS will not contain the proper SLIC 2.1 required to have it activate by DVD alone.

    Your best options are either to find a modified BIOS and use your DVD or use Daz's Loader.