Windows 7 version type ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Smart86, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Smart86

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    Hi ... I just now downloaded a windows 7 pro 64b iso and I'm curious if there a way to tell if the windows is an retail or OEM version? I was told what I downloaded was an OEM version but I want to be sure. Also, if it is an OEM version can it be used on a Dell PC? It's the exact windows version that is preinstall by Dell ... Thanks

    MD5 ED15956FE33C13642A6D2CB2C7AA9749

    SHA-1 0BCFC54019EA175B1EE51F6D2B207A3D14DD2B58
     
  2. urie

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    #2 urie, Jan 26, 2016
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    simple search in google

    Code:
    x64
    Part- X17-59186
    en_windows_7_professional_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676939.iso
    SHA1: 0BCFC54019EA175B1EE51F6D2B207A3D14DD2B58
    ISO/CRC: AD44DB36
    Not Dell dvd
     
  3. Smart86

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    #3 Smart86, Jan 26, 2016
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    Hi Urie... Oh, I know its not a Dell windows version. I just want to know whether its a Retail or an OEM version? And whether it still can be used on a Dell computer with license key? Thanks
     
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  5. Smart86

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    #5 Smart86, Jan 26, 2016
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  6. urie

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    You really need to start reading forum on Slic activation your so called licence key is oem:none slp i,e, coa you would need to call MS to use key printed one your label.
    Whereas you computer came with windows 7 preinstalled it use an oem:slp key + certificate and Slic 2.1 string in bios so it will preactivate without even being connected to the net.
    Some info here even though it is for Vista it is the same Vista uses Slic 2.0 Windows 7 uses Slic 2.1.
    Have a look at Multi-OEM-Project Also if really needed you can use your dell coa key on none dell machine if you call MS but the license will be tied to that machine. As for oem disks read Vista-OEM-Activation-How-it-Works.
     
  7. Smart86

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    Thanks Urie. I will have a look once I have more time :)
     
  8. WinFLP

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    #8 WinFLP, Jan 28, 2016
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    It really doesn't matter. Even if you install a "Retail" version, you can change the key to an "OEM" key later.

    At install time there is a clue in the EULA that's presented what version is used.

    Before install time, if you check the sources\ei.cfg file in notepad, it will tell you under "Channel"

    You would be looking for it to say
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    OEM
    [VL]
    0
    
    I have an ISO claiming to be X17-59186 with matching CRC as above. ei.cfg reports as:
    Code:
    [EditionID]
    Professional
    [Channel]
    Retail
    [VL]
    0
    
    Which to me says it's retail.
     
  9. Smart86

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    #9 Smart86, Jan 29, 2016
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