Windows 7 OEM activation without SLIC 2.1??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by biosnoob88, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. biosnoob88

    biosnoob88 MDL Novice

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    I've seen many websites that sell seemingly 100% legit "branded" OEM Windows 7 (mostly Dell). They come with the original OEM installation disc, COA and CD key. They usually cost $60-$80 and are said to activate on any computer, without the mentioning of SLIC bios at all.

    I'd like to know how is this possible? I thought the OEM cdkey's will only work if the bios has been modded with SLIC 2.1?
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    No?? OEM keys can activate any version that supports OEM activation.

    You're thinking of OEMSLP which can only be activated with a SLIC 2.1 marker, certificate and a valid key.
     
  3. biosnoob88

    biosnoob88 MDL Novice

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    Thanks. Could you clarify a little bit for me please? I thought OEM's like Dell always used the SLP activation method. Are you saying that they also sell a "separate" OEM version that comes with a unique OEM CDKey, and in this case it functions and activates just like a retail version you purchase from a retail store?
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    They do use SLP activation but machine will also come with a COA sticker with key that you can use to activate online with in the event you lost your dell dvd.
     
  5. dailyinsanity

    dailyinsanity MDL Junior Member

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    Dell's Windows Install Disks are universal. They work for all computers. Other companies make disks for a specific model. Dell has one for the OS install, and the other for Drivers and Programs.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Universal only for Dell machines :)
     
  7. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    I think you could use a Dell OEM disc to reinstall on another brand machine provided the COA matched the version, just would require a phone activation.. I know Dell Vista Buisness did install on my Acer Aspire 3100, didn't activate . Gave me the 30 day thing as expected
     
  8. urie

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    #8 urie, Nov 1, 2013
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    Yes you can use Dell installation disk to install windows on none dell machines and other branded installation disks as you say you need to use phone activation. But recovery disks are a different matter they are tied to specific brands.