Windows 7 Activation Key

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by yucheng0801, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    So I just found an old PC in my house and wanted to extract the Win 7 Home Genuine product key. The problem here is I made a clean install long ago with another edition (Enterprise) and activated it with a thrid party program, and as far as I know, the COA is not embed in the BIOS like Windows 8 PCs do. So I wanted to know if there is a way to get back that original Win 7 Home key that came preinstalled with the PC? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. windsman

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    #4 windsman, Aug 22, 2015
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    So if you install Windows 7 Home, Use Daz Loader, and upgrade to Windows 10, You've got a genuine one.

    After make a clean install of W10, and all is good. (because of hardware activation)

    windsman.
     
  3. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    How is it possible to get a genuine Windows 10 without a pre-activated genuine windows? :eek:
     
  4. Skaendo

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    Because if your PC came with Windows 7 it most likely has SLIC 2.1 in the BIOS. By using Windows Loader (Daz Loader) it will insert the proper cert and key for your PC, then your Windows will activate and be genuine. Therefore you have a legit Windows 7 install that can be updated to Windows 10.
     
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  5. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    As said by @Skaendo, simply install Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and use DAZ loader to get genuine Windows 7. You can use the link from my signature to download DAZ loader's latest version 2.2.2

    Good luck :)
     
  6. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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  7. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    You'll be able to upgrade genuine Windows 10

    Windows 10 Home =
    Windows 7 Starter
    Windows 7 Home Basic
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Windows 10 Pro =
    Windows 7 Pro
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Imho, you should install Windows 7 Pro, then upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

    windsman.
     
  8. urie

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    Do as members have advised Install windows 7 pro or even ultimate and use Daz loader to install oem:slp key and certificate. Then update to windows 10 once you have done that and are activated then you can format and do clean installation of windows 10 if needed. Do not use enterprise if you want permanent activation.
     
  9. yucheng0801

    yucheng0801 MDL Novice

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    Lol, I'm just confused on how you can get a genuine activation with a third party tool (please do some tech explaining :) ) but im a rookie on this so I'll let you pro guys do all the teaching ;) Thanks all!
     
  10. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    Go here to know how it works: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/58464-Windows-Loader-Download

    It is not mandatory to be RTM, but VL versions cannot be activated by Windows Loader, you should have a retail edition such as Ultimate or Professional edition. BTW, which edition you downloaded?
     
  11. urie

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    Windows 7 RTM is not eligible for free upgrade you need SP1.
     
  12. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    As per the information from one of a member here, if we upgrade Win7 RTM to WIn 10 using ISO, it works. :g:
     
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  15. urie

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    Thanks also for conformation I was just going with original M$ details :weep: at least now I can pass on correct information :biggrin: