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Windows 7: Activation key sticker partially rubbed off; Sony's restore discs.

15 Apr 2017   #11
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The sony recov media will have the Sony slp key and cert included.

You can have a look in the iso if you like. They will probably be in iso\sources\$OEM$\$$\setup\scripts\


From your last post, seems like you already have the Sony Home Prem key installed.

Does it say it is activated in the system window?


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18 Apr 2017   #12
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

"From your last post, seems like you already have the Sony Home Prem key installed." That is a key that MS told me Sony has blocked. I can still see the 1st 3 groups of Product Activation characters on the base of my computer and the characters in the key I posted are different.
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18 Apr 2017   #13
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The sony recov media will have the Sony slp key and cert included.

You can have a look in the iso if you like. They will probably be in iso\sources\$OEM$\$$\setup\scripts\


From your last post, seems like you already have the Sony Home Prem key installed.

Does it say it is activated in the system window?
What is the "system window"? My home screen?
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18 Apr 2017   #14
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ranger4 - "The OEM SLP keys self-activate if the corresponding data in the BIOS is correct." This is my fear - that when I accidentally removed the Activation Key from my computer, that it may have deleted the corresponding data in the BIOS referred to above. See Post #5 Ranger4 and the others - what do you think? Am I still OK to use the disc. After I accidentally removed the Activation Key as described in Post #5, I had the message in the lower right of my screen "This is not a genuine version of Windows 7" or something like that. That situation is unresolved, but I managed to get rid of that message but have not re-inserted the Product Key which I accidentally removed because I don't know the whole product key. So I'm wondering if the activation keys in the Sony factory restore discs will still be able to interact with "the corresponding data in the BIOS" , as Ranger4 referred to?
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18 Apr 2017   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The slp key is included in the Sony restore media you have. It will install automatically, together with the matching cert, which is also contained in the recovery media.

The product key on the sticker on your machine is different, it is supposed to be.
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20 Apr 2017   #16
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The slp key is included in the Sony restore media you have. It will install automatically, together with the matching cert, which is also contained in the recovery media.

The product key on the sticker on your machine is different, it is supposed to be.
Thanks for the response. So just to confirm - all the key's and matching cert are included in the Sony restore media discs? There is nothing on my computer (in the BIOS or elsewhere) that it has to interact with?
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20 Apr 2017   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The key and cert in the media need to match the slic table in bios.

So that Sony media won't activate automatically on a machine that doesn't have the slic table.
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20 Apr 2017   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
What is the "system window"
If you press winkey and pause/break keys at the same time, the system window will pop up.

Otherwise start menu>control panel> system
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23 Apr 2017   #19
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The key and cert in the media need to match the slic table in bios.

So that Sony media won't activate automatically on a machine that doesn't have the slic table.
Please look at my post #14. I accidentally used an Administrative Command Prompt to remove a key from my computer, after which getting notice "This is not a genuine copy of Windows 7" or something like that. Does this mean "the slic table in bios" is what I removed? What I did is explained in post #14 and previous.
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23 Apr 2017   #20
Zyzzx

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure this is what I did : " A) In the elevated command prompt, copy and paste the command below and press enter. (see screeshot below) slmgr.vbs /upk" Then a small window popped up: "Uninstalled product key successfully". Hopefully my Sony restoral discs will still activate because the key you mention is tied to the BIOS and is not what I removed?
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