Windows 7 OEM, how to switch between brands?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zubber, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    Hi I'm new here; in fact this is my first post.

    I see Win7 Ultimate OEM. But it doens't specify the manufacturere, e.g. Dell, HP.

    1. All OEM use the same ISO?
    2. Can I switch OEM to VOL just by changing a few keys (ie. PID in Windows XP)?
    3. I have Dell, HP, and Toshiba machines, should I play with OEM or a Retail? If OEM, where do I find the oembios files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    Actually, there's no such thing as OEM ISO, all the ISOs are the same, what differentiates an RETAIL installation from an OEM is the fact that the OEM is activated off-line and it depends on the SLIC table in your computer BIOS, together with a certificate and an activation key.

    Already the RETAIL should be activated on-line through a key.

    The SLIC table comes with your computer inside the BIOS so you only can have an off-line install with original branded hardware. The SLIC version for Windows 7 is 2.1

    You should read several posts inside this forum to understand better this thing.

    Sincerely,:)
     
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  3. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    SCBrigth,

    thank you very much for replying. I definitely need to read more about this. I tried a few searches, but couldn't find what I needed. Do you have any links to the posts? Thanks.

    One more question. I skipped Vista totally so I have no idea of how SLIC works on that thing. My knowledge is limited to XP; does Win7 SLIC work the same way as XP? Do I need to put in any OEM to the ISO?

    Thanks much!
     
  4. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    How do I find the cert? Thanks. I think the OEM keys are already posted.

    Can I switch Ent. VOL to Ultimate from the same ISO??

    Really appreciate!!

    Zub
     
  5. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    #5 SCBrigth, Oct 24, 2009
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    XP don't need a SLIC table to be activated, is a very different technology.

    The SLIC requirement comes with Vista (SLIC 2.0).

    Some links for your enlightenment::D

    How to properly identify OEM Certificates
    How to Verify the Digital Signature of a SLIC Table
    Windows7 SLICs and activation, latest news!!!

    You may find many other posts by your own. Try to understand that the information is disseminated in several posts.

    Go ahead and try to learn the most you can and very soon you will be an expert!;)

    Cheers
     
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  6. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    Hey dude,

    thanks!!!
     
  7. twiz

    twiz MDL Senior Member

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    Wrong.
    OEM manufacturers have OEM Install DVDs for End Users that come with Branding.

    Wrong again.
    XP used SLIC 1.0
     
  8. odinthegreatone

    odinthegreatone MDL Junior Member

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    Wrong, XP infact uses SLP for activation not SLIC. Vista uses SLIC 2.0 and Win7 uses SLIC 2.1.
     
  9. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    oooooooooooops.

    now i am confused.....

    hey, this is my goal: to have a copy of win 7 that works on all computers (like the xp vol edition) and another copy specifically for Dell (or HP).

    What are my options?

    thanks,.
     
  10. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    that is the thing about Windows 7 is that one disk does it all, just find a Ultimate edition disk. Everything as far as activation is done after you install the OS. It is possible to integrate certificates and keys into images so on new machines that contain a SLIC 2.1 table they are automatically activated. The thing is that it only takes 2 commands to install a key and activate using a certificate. Windows 7 will always require online activation unless it is converted to OEM by using a OEM key and certificate, in that case it uses SLP 2.0 activation using the SLIC 2.1 table in the BIOS, like the OEM versions of XP used the SLP table to activate offline. If you want OEM logo packs there are ones out there so after you install your cert you can install a OEM logo and theme if you like.

    The best thread is the Official Windows 7 repository thread stickied up top. It has everything you need in there, and what isn't in there we should be able to answer.
     
  11. zubber

    zubber MDL Novice

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    Excellent!! Thanks man!

    The thing is, I can't use p2p here, it's blocked. I can only use DD.

    I read a note that the Retail Ultimate downloads from the Russian site are fishy since they have different hash codes.

    Would you or anyone please provide reliable retail ultimate x86/x64 download link?

    Much appreciate, really!
     
  12. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    #12 Myrrh, Oct 24, 2009
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    Your best bet is probably the official downloads from digitalriver found in this post: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/167748

    You can take that and turn it into an ISO following instructions found here: http://www.mydigitallife.net/2009/1...rom-exe-plus-setup1-box-and-setup2-box-files/
     
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