Windows 7 HP Format

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by unreal99, May 28, 2013.

  1. unreal99

    unreal99 MDL Novice

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    Hey, in my business i have several HP Desktop computers with windows 7 pre-installed,
    each computer has a little stick with a product key for that windows 7.

    Those computers must be formatted,they're just slow.....is there any way to use that product key again?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Carlos Detweiller

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    The pre-installed Windows 7 on these PCs do not use the key from the sticker (which is OEM:COA_SLP key, unique to every box). Instead, they use the HP OEM:SLP key, which is the same for every HP preinstalled PC of yours, provided they all run the same edition. You can get HP OEM:SLP from the following topic: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10370-Windows-7-OEM-SLP-Key-Collection

    The OEM:SLP key will, together with a SLIC 2.1 in BIOS/UEFI and an HP certificate in the OS, activate the system without having to contact MS.

    Just reinstall the PCs as you like it, get the Daz Windows Loader from this board and run it once on every PC. Since the SLIC is already present, it will only install the cert and correct key, the actual bootloader installation will be skipped.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24901-Windows-Loader-Current-release-information
     
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    #3 unreal99, May 28, 2013
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    Carlos Thank you for the fast reply ,

    How do i know that Daz Loader Skipped the actual Bootloader installation ? i don't want to end up running Illegal key.
     
  4. oldsh_t

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    Each computer will have a recovery partition. From that partition you will be able to reformat that computer. No need to worry about the key. It will be install to the OP as you format.

    Also you are given a chance to burn a copy of that recovery partition to use as a format disk. I would suggest that you do that for each machine, just in case!
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

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    To put it simple: Forget the sticker keys. :)

    1. Format the PCs and reinstall Windows.
    2. Use Windows Loader to reinstall the HP OEM certificate and OEM:SLP key. The SLIC component is in the BIOS and won't be deleted with the Format.
    3. Done.
     
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  6. unreal99

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    What options do i use in windows Daz Loader to make sure its not going to use some made up key?
     
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    There are no options for that. It will make up a key that will pass. If you don't want to take a chance then my suggestion is your only option. You already have the proper key for each machine.
     
  8. unreal99

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    Using the recovery partition will reinstall windows with all HP blueware is not that so?
     
  9. oldsh_t

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    If you mean all the crap that they stick in there with Win7..... then YES!! Everything gets put back in and your back to Win7 like the day you bought the computer.
     
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  11. unreal99

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    Great Answers thanks for clearing it up for me.

    I'm sure Daz Loader works great , i am just wondering if using those Daz Keys is Illegal , if it was for my personal use i had no fear,but it's a business.
     
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  13. Carlos Detweiller

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    If the keys in Daz Loader were illegal, all big OEMs would gonna be sued. OEM:SLP keys are public knowledge, Loader uses the same keys OEMs do.
     
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  14. oldsh_t

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    And there lies the fact as to why I say to use your recovery partition. When in business you have to be on the up and up. The government allows you to wright off things like computers. They can/will/maybe audit you at some point and everything in your business better be on the up and up.
    You could use the Daz loader and the likely hood of ever getting caught is very slim at best!! But if you end up with some sharp auditor it could get dicey.

    Your Call