Windows 7 OEM certificates different from Home, Professional and Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by FattysGoneWild, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    My new pc will be coming with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Does anyone or did anyone ever find out. If the certs. from OEM makers are different between Windows 7 versions? Our is that particular cert. good for all versions? I will be backing up my key/cert. from my new HP.

    BIOSNOIDEA MDL Senior Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    Yeah, but I had a guy with a very new Lenovo laptop and there was no way in the planet to make it work. It actually did not no matter what I tried.
    Therefore I would ad, perhaps, that if RTM was not pre loaded into the machine then maybe that Lenovo had a specific disc with a PID that would not respond?
  3. wendy123

    wendy123 Guest

    #3 wendy123, Dec 26, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2013
    post not needed
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    @ wendy123, Branded computers come with OEM:SLP key which used with a .XRM-MS that matches SLIC string in bios this Pre-Activated machine so no need to activate via the internet. The key on the sticker is OEM:COA key and you need to call MS to activate.