Windows 7 how to activate with no COA key

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  1. Pointy

    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Pointy, Jun 26, 2015
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    I do not know how to activate a system for example a desktop that came with windows 7 pro. Because its COA sticker has been damaged. Using a tool like rw everything I can see the system has an slic in bios.

    Now on newer windows 8 systems the key is embedded in bios and is really easy to pull and activate.
    so for older windows 7 systems with No COA is there a way to activate the edition that the pc shipped with? And I only want a solution that is genuine activation. No windows loader.
     
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    timster MDL Senior Member

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    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Pointy, Jun 26, 2015
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    I am looking for a genuine solution. Oem activation. The pc came with windows 7 when it was originally sold by the manufacterer. And due to how old it is the COA is faded.
     
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    timster MDL Senior Member

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    Since your computer already has SLIC 2.1 in the bios, Windows Loader will only install a matching certificate and OEM:SLP key into the system for Windows 7 Pro. It doesn't modify any system files.
     
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    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    So that will be just like genuine activation. Grub will not be installed? And this system can upgrade to Windows 10 pro and be genuine?
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Yes!

    Keep in mind that the Cert and the OEM:SLP Key must match the brand of those machine (if all is original)!
     
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    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    OK got it. â¤ðŸ’💟💞💘

    Edit: those hearts were just to satisfy the 10 character limit