Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
The key is heavily encrypted and cannot be read without the OS being booted.
It can, Greg if it is an installed o/s - even if not booted......
Hmmmm..........even if it gets the key, it will be useless if the OP does not get the OEM certificate file *.xrm-ms.
And sadly, Seven Forums does not approve this method of restoring the OEM activation with the OEM key and certificate even if the OP can extract the OEM certificate from his own machine. I can only feel sorry for the OP and for all those who may find themselves in such a pitiable situation.