Windows 7 OEM Imaging

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  1. Ninja2000

    Ninja2000 MDL Novice

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    I regularly reinstall OEM versions of Windows 7 as part of my job to various computers made by Dell, Samsung etc using a multibrand OEM image.

    I want to install Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine, add service packs, programs etc and take an image of the machine to cut my work load, I understand how SLIC works so I know my image would only work for say Dell machines and not Samsung.

    Is it possible to get everything setup, deactivate the OEM information, deploy my image and then inject the OEM information as normal?
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    For vmware you have a tool which can emulate the different bios brands and then activate an OEM version, have a look here and there .Concerning your question I would say yes it is possible with daz loader on an VM or a physical machine. :)
     
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  3. Tito

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    This is exactly what you want.
     
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  4. Ninja2000

    Ninja2000 MDL Novice

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    I already have a Multiboot OEM disc, in Vmware I have setup Windows 7 Ultimate with all the service packs and apps, imaged that with Acronis Snap Deploy but my Vmware Bios is set to Dell so I would not be able to redeploy my image to say a Samsung Laptop.

    My question is once installed how can I remove the OEM information from Windows 7 so when I image it does not have all the Dell OEM information and complain that hey this is not a Dell Bios?
     
  5. urie

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  6. Tito

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    You need to execute a script that installs appropriate cert and key after deploying. You can use Windows Loader by Daz for this purpose.
     
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  7. Ninja2000

    Ninja2000 MDL Novice

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    Intersting, I will check these out and let you know how they work out for me!
     
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    Ninja2000 MDL Novice

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    This is weird, I tried a fresh install this time in Virtual box, the CD still applied an OEM activation. I removed the OOBE information but its not complaining that the copy is not active like it should. Is there a tool or other technique I could use to remove the OEM certificate to make it non genuine once again? I wish to deploy the image to multiple brands of machines with genuine Slic tables so I can repair them.
     
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  10. urie

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    Why are you making things so difficult for yourself use a normal windows 7 dvd with default product key, Do not use the Multi oem dvd. You say you want to deploy the image to other machines seems pointless to me when you will still need to boot up every machine after deployment to add certificate and oem:slp key and branding then you would need to sysprep the machine. You would probably be just a quick making an install.wim image of the virtual machine one you have installed updates software e.c.t and replace the install.wim on your multi oem dvd.
     
  11. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    The easiest thing to do is have all the certs you work with in the oem folder & use any of the win7 OA keys. Windows will auto insert the correct cert & your done. No need for any scripts or slmgr.
    Try it. It works...