Will a Dell Windows 7 ISO activate on a Dell bios with windows 8.1 keys

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Genius1237, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Genius1237

    Genius1237 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I am getting a Dell Laptop with Windows 8.1 (Not Pro). I also have a Dell Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 disc. I plan to delete the ei.cfg file to enable all versions of Windows 7.

    If I use this disc to install windows 7 on the laptop, will it either automatically activate, or ask for product key later on or not activate at all?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MikeMSDN

    MikeMSDN MDL Novice

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    It will probably ask for its key. (meanwhile it will not be activated)
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    8.1 keys are not for 7, so no the 8.1 OEM:DM key will not work with 7. 7 needs OEM:SLP
     
  4. Genius1237

    Genius1237 MDL Novice

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    So there is no way to activate it other than buying a key or using some method from this forum?
     
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    correct

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  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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