Windows Download Integrator - CERT and KEY intergration question

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by tnx, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Hi all.

    I have a little question regarding Windows Download Integrator

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/36058-Windows-Download-Integrator

    I have just been testing this out for the first time and I decided to insert the CERT and KEY via this tool.
    It worked really well and the install told me I was genuine.
    So I opened up the file system and I expected seeing the $OEM$ folder but was surprised not to.

    My question is so where did the tool place the KEY and the CERT ?

    And....

    Can I do this manually, what ever it did ?

    Hope this makes sense.

    Also I liked how I could change the background image of the installer. How was this done ?

    Cheers..

    That thread was closed, this is why I started this one. OK..
     
  2. Alphawaves

    Alphawaves Super Moderator/Developer
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    Key installed to install.wim using Dism, Certificate applied to install.wim Windows\System32\OEM
    Background images applied to dlls and images using internal function.. :)
     
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  3. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I see. I have to ask this question now then.

    I usually use a .cmd to add my drivers and updates to the install.wim

    If my memory serves me well it might have even been your good self who helped me learning this way. A good while back now.

    I like the sound off doing it this way.

    What is the script for doing this, can you please show me. Or if you did, would you have to kill me. :cool:
     
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    Been messing this evening and I think I have the integrate CERT pretty much locked down.
    Tested it a couple of times and it works nicely.


    I just have to lock down the add key, put them both together in one .cmd file and away we go...Hopefully any how.
     
  6. tnx

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    Got it....

    I just wasn't put the back slash after the mount dir.....

     
  7. tnx

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    Brilliant. Worked like a charm.

    Seems neater somehow, doing it this way.

    Thanks for the help with this.

    REG edits next......
     
  8. ft55555

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    #9 ft55555, May 19, 2013
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    What's the difference between adding a product key this way vs. using the autounattend.xml file? A couple more questions...Do you have to add a certificate if you add a serial number? Is there anyway to clear out a serial number? I tried updating with a blank, and it reverts back to the old value.
     
  9. tnx

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    I have never used an autounattend.xml so I cant comment on that one.

    Yes you need a key and CERT to activate W7 fully. The CERT matches the BIOS which makes it OEM.

    Clearing the serial ???? If I wasn't going to make an OEM install I would just use an untouched .iso image.

    I don't actually use discs to do my installs. I do it off a USB stick.

    I like this way of adding it to the install.wim. It seems very neat and tidy.


    I have now managed to figure out how to add REG files into the install.wim now.
    Works like a charm.

    Done a couple of OEM installs using this method and I prefer now.