Win 7 Certs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by lunar21, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. lunar21

    lunar21 MDL Addicted

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    Hello all,

    I was wondering if there are different certs for the different versions of Windows 7? Please let me know if this makes a difference? And if so where can I get all the certs from?
     
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  2. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    #2 Mr Jinje, Sep 21, 2009
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    Nope, each cert contains a hash in one of it's XML fields, and that hash must match the hash contained inside the SLIC. In some cases you can use the new SLIC 2.1 with a Vista 2.0 cert. See here

    So in short, CERT only needs to match the SLIC. Only the key needs to match the version.
     
  3. lunar21

    lunar21 MDL Addicted

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    so if I am using a loader from hazar or unter., could i use any cert, or does it have to be a certain one?
     
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  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    One that matches the SLIC
     
  5. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    If you are just going to use a loader every time you install, you do not need to do anything to your DVD. Hazar and Unter tools both include the cert they need to activate with the GRLDR they provide.

    You only need to add a CERT to the OEM folder if you have SLIC in your BIOS during the install (either a modded bios, a gkend bootmgr, or via nononsense winsetup.dll/grldr patch)
     
  6. antifriz

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    #6 antifriz, Sep 21, 2009
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