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Windows 7: Repair Install

29 Jan 2013   #1200
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

rdwray,

Not always with an OEM computer. Unless you activated with the COA key, it may only be the manufacturer's SLP key that it was activated by instead. You will not be able to activate with the SLP key.


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30 Jan 2013   #1201
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Brink,

I used Belarc Advisor to obtain the Product Key and then used Windows7.PID.KEY.CHECKER.v.1.0.1 to obtain the screen shot:


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30 Jan 2013   #1202
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

rdway,

That looks like a Dell OEM. If the last 4 characters of the Product Key end with RMV82 then Brinks advice applies : in other words, it is the OEM_SLP key and cannot be used to activate any installation.

Regards,
Golden
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30 Jan 2013   #1203
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

rdwray -

The screenshot you provided also confirms License Type: OEM:SLP
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30 Jan 2013   #1204
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks everyone, I finally found a sticker under my battery with the COA and, as Brink said, it is different from the SLP.
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30 Jan 2013   #1205
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news rdwray.
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05 Feb 2013   #1206
Clawtooth

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Hello

At the weekend I built a (mostly) new PC, and used my old harddrive which had windows 7 pro (retail) intalled on it. After starting up, I entered a reboot loop which startup repair cannot fix. Would I be able to do a repair install using my old computer which is still intact other than hard-drives and then move it across to the new one, or would that not solve anything. I have other questions too, but I'm not sure they belong in this thread, though I thought my startup repair question would best fit here.
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05 Feb 2013   #1207
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Clawtooth, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but a repair install would not work like that.

You might see if this may be able to help instead.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Feb 2013   #1208
oeh1996

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Does this fixes rpcrtremote.dll errors at startup?
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06 Feb 2013   #1209
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

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