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Windows 7: make up a OEM disc

20 Aug 2011   #1
robinbredin

win 7
 
 
make up a OEM disc

What it is, I want to make up a Dell OEM disc of Win 7 using a retail disc of Win 7. is there anywhere on the SevenForum, that will show me ho to do it. thanks


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20 Aug 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Define "Dell OEM Disk" ? What do you want to add to the regular OEM disk to make it a Dell OEM Disk?
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20 Aug 2011   #3
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

If you're refering to "personalizing" it to make it have Dell stuff (Wallpapers, etc) then.... I say just copy a Dell OEM disk '--, (Use your own key when activating it; otherwise it's illegal!)

Of course, there's always the other approach (assuming you have Software Assurance with it, granting you imaging rights)..: Obtaining your PC's OEM CERT, OEM-SPL key, creating a deployment image, then use all of them to burn a modified CD.. @_@
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20 Aug 2011   #4
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

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alphanumeric
Define "Dell OEM Disk" ? What do you want to add to the regular OEM disk to make it a Dell OEM Disk?
3 Hours Ago 03:33 AM
I have a Dell 64 bit HP disc, but I want a 32 bit HP disc.
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20 Aug 2011   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
I have a Dell 64 bit HP disc, but I want a 32 bit HP disc.
Try this. Make an ISO image of a regular Windows 7 32 bit OEM disk. Then edit the ISO file replacing the ei.cfg file in the sources folder with the one from the 64 bit disk, also copy the $OEM$ folder from the sources folder of the 64 bit disk and add it to the same location in the ISO file. Now burn the disk and see if it works.
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20 Aug 2011   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Do you have 32 bit install media of some kind?

It sounds like you don't - if you got a boxed vwrsion of windows 7 - you should have both install dvd's in there.

You will need that as a starting point.

If you do have that - then Alpha's suggestion sounds like it would do the job.

If it's a Dell - you will probably have a file called PID.txt on the Dell recovery disc ( I can't recall where they put it - in the "sources" folder, I think ) - you can put that in as well - saves entering the product key manually.

It can only be used on the same machine, of course.
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20 Aug 2011   #7
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Why do you want 32 bit OS? If a 32 bit program will not work in Win 7 64 bit, it won't work in Win 7 32 bit. ALL my older/32 bit programs run without problems in Win 7 64 bit.

If you make a 32 bit "Dell" disc, the Dell product key will not work as it's for 64 bit.
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20 Aug 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You could try to order a 32 bit disk from Dell.

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
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20 Aug 2011   #9
robinbredin

win 7
 
 

Quote:
fireberd
Why do you want 32 bit OS? If a 32 bit program will not work in Win 7 64 bit, it won't work in Win 7 32 bit. ALL my older/32 bit programs run without problems in Win 7 64 bit.

If you make a 32 bit "Dell" disc, the Dell product key will not work as it's for 64 bit.
Hi Jack, the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions of Dell HP use the same key, if fact, the vista and win 7 key are the same (keep that to yourself).

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theog
You could try to order a 32 bit disk from Dell.

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
Might be a idea, as my system is still in warranty, but again, they may well charge.

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SIW2
If you do have that - then Alpha's suggestion sounds like it would do the job.
If it's a Dell - you will probably have a file called PID.txt on the Dell recovery disc ( I can't recall where they put it - in the "sources" folder, I think ) - you can put that in as well - saves entering the product key manually.

It can only be used on the same machine, of course.

That's a idea about the PID.txt, but it is for a dell system.
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