Xps 730

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by saifock, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. saifock

    saifock MDL Novice

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    #1 saifock, Sep 10, 2009
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    Hi guys'N girls

    first of all i am really noob as you guys says it.
    Is there anyone else in here that has the same problem with activating windows 7?
    My buddy have also used the same cd that i have but for him he got activated.:mad:

    My brand is Dell XPS 720
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    BIOS SLIC Version : 2.0
    BIOS SLIV Vendor : Dell B8K

    If that information helps....

    Many thanks in advance if you guys could tip me off with this:)

    regards
    Saifock
     
  2. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #2 HotCarl, Sep 10, 2009
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    What activation methods have you tried so far? (e.g. What loaders/toolkits/etc. have you tried)

    Well, anyway, you can try Daz's loader which has activated every Dell I have used it on... It is here if you are interested: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/8632

    There are 3 options at the bottom ("default", "old loader" and "experimental loader"). I recommend trying all 3, one at a time (and wait for reboot), to find the 1 that works on your system. Maybe try the "experimental" one first, as your PC will still boot windows correctly if the loader fails during boot. If that does not work, try the other 2...

    This loader works great, but will fail if you have tinkered with your Windows 7 install by trying to install other loaders/act*vators prior and not properly uninstalling them... In that case, a fresh install of Windows 7 is needed to ensure the best results with the loader (a fresh install may also be a good idea if none of the loader options worked, since something you installed previously for activation may not have uninstalled correctly and may still be causing problems)... And remember to not just double-click the loader .exe file to run it...you must right-click on it and select "Run as Administrator".
     
  3. saifock

    saifock MDL Novice

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    Hi HotCarl!

    Thanks man for the tip!!!

    This gives me an idea! The cd that i've downloaded were already "activated" by BIE
    So i dont know what loader he/she used on that cd. And i dont really know how to find it out either and uninstall it. So i think i gonna make another download. And again Thank you man!

    regards Saifock
     
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  5. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #5 HotCarl, Sep 10, 2009
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    Yes, good idea... :)

    I definitely recommend downloading an untouched iso of Windows 7. The so-called "pre-activated" versions are modified thus making it more difficult to install a different loader if the one that came with it does not work. Do yourself a favor and download an "original" legit copy of Win7 and then use Daz's loader to activate it. You will have a much easier time than trying to figure out what BIA did (and reverse it) in order to get a better loader working...

    EDIT:
    A BIOS mod is the best way to go as far as activation is concerned...you just run the risk of bricking your PC if the flash goes wrong (which can "just happen" in rare instances (or if you do it incorrectly), and the risk increases when flashing from Windows; I recommend using a USB boot-disk to flash from DOS if you want to flash...).
    Loaders are the safest approach as the worst that will happen is Windows will not boot if something goes wrong, in which case you can just reinstall Windows if you have a problem (you can also get Windows booting again via the Recovery Console as well, but I will not go into that unless you have a problem)...but at least your system is not rendered useless though, as with a bad flash. The only down side to loaders is that there is the *possibility* that Microsoft may be able to deactivate them with a future Windows Update...but you can just install a newer loader (with a newer SLP key if necessary) and you should be good to go again. ;)