Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by weberman, Aug 6, 2010.
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post a screen shot from slic dump toolkit. or use daz loader to install correct certificate and key. also use untouched windows 7 dvd do not use a preactivated one you downloaded if need be you can make your OEM SLP dvd.
Strange situation. The first computer I installed with OEM DVD I used Windows setup from inside Windows while it was running. I thought I would give that a try and low and behold it installed and is working with the Dell logo installed. (Never asked for a S/N) The last install I did was from booting from the DVD. I have no idea what difference this makes.
Sorry I can't give you a screen shot from the slic dump because I would like to have seen what went wrong.
But I am on of those get it done now types and thought I would give the above a try.
Thanks for your attempt to help me. But at least the problem, unknown why, is solved.
When booting and installing from dvd if it is OEM: SLP dvd it will have a folder called $OEM$ in sources folder on the dvd this holds certificate and scripts to copy certificate and insert serial number.
Yes, that folder is there. I used the SAME DVD, only I installed with Windows running instead of from booting. It work from running the install inside Windows.
Oh well, the gremlins are at work. I have no idea why it worked from inside Windows but not from a boot from the same DVD.