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Windows 7: ei.cfg OEM RETAIL BS! :(


25 Nov 2009   #1
elementalwindx

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 
ei.cfg OEM RETAIL BS! :(

Everyone keeps saying you can change the ei.cfg var channel to OEM and install 7 that way, yet I've done this on two different copies I've downloaded and say if I downloaded x64 ultimate retail, but I need home premium OEM x64, I change edition ID to HomePremium and Channel to OEM, when I go to run it on the computer I need to install it on I get this "the product key entered does not match any of the windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key."


[EditionID]
Ultimate
[Channel]
Retail
[VL]
0


Please help me! I got in this situation by ordering a x32 home premium copy, I got it in the mail w/ the disk. Realized I needed x64 premium and my deadline is today, so I ordered x64 premium from my guy who is several states away, he scanned the oem key and emailed it to me but I still need the disk which takes several days to get here, is there a way I can make this work?!


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25 Nov 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, just delete the ei.cfg file. No need to edit it. During setup, it'll ask you to choose which version to install.
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25 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It takes more than that to change a retail version to an OEM version Im afraid....
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25 Nov 2009   #4
elementalwindx

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 

The first version I downloaded was Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 OEM without the ei.cfg file. I burned it like it said to, went to go perform an upgrade on the vista x64 home premium os and it doesn't give me a choice of ultimate/pro/home/etc. I even tried going the clean install path and it still doesn't give me a choice, but I view the disk and ei.cfg is missing. Whats up with this?
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25 Nov 2009   #5
elementalwindx

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 

Also does anyone know where I can get a legit x64 home premium copy? or a copy I can get to work as home premium x64? This version I mentioned above was one I found on isohunt.


Maybe pm me a link to the digital river download for it please? Thanks.
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25 Nov 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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25 Nov 2009   #7
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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25 Nov 2009   #8
elementalwindx

Windows 7 Build 7077
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Already bought an oem x64 premium, dont have the disk yet, need the disk now. Don't need any cracked crap or illegal crap, and don't need to buy another copy, and especially not an upgrade copy. I already have a few grand invested in several professional x64 copies that are on their way and should be here tomorrow but I need it today

Why does everybody have public RETAIL downloads but no public OEM downloads than I can find (yet?)
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25 Nov 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elementalwindx View Post
Why does everybody have public RETAIL downloads but no public OEM downloads than I can find (yet?)
Because people who pirate want the retail versions rather than OEM copies. And as we learned from MS...regular people aren't intended to use OEM...just actual OEM system builders.
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10 Apr 2012   #10
elijahgoforth

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium ISO - Retail

Digital River Download - 100% Legal

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24209.iso

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Retail - HAS ei.cfg
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