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Windows 7: making oem disk?

17 Apr 2011   #1
GinjaNinja

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
making oem disk?

not sure if this is the right section but anyways. I just charged into reinstalling my friend's laptop (home premium oem) and the license key won't work with my msdn disk. so I researched and read that I need to remove ei.cfg and it will work... but it still doesn't work... what am I doing wrong? do I need to modify it instead of deleting it? or is there even more to it than that?


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17 Apr 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is that the license key off the sticker on the laptop?

It should be fine as long as you installed the same Edition (e.g. Home Premium).

Some will activate straight off - some you need to call the oem to activate - that would be the laptop maker, e.g. Acer, or whoever.
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17 Apr 2011   #3
GinjaNinja

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

yeah, the one on the bottom of the laptop. I just reinstalled and typed in the key but it didn't work.
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17 Apr 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

What is the version you installed?

Look at Computer>Properties to confirm it's the licensed version, then reinsert the Product Key making sure not to transpose any digits - it's easy to do and happens a lot.
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17 Apr 2011   #5
GinjaNinja

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I'll check when I get home.
The sticker is for home premium oem. I used my unlocked dvd and selected home premium and I double checked the key when it rejected it.
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17 Apr 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

If you try again and it fails to activate, try phone activation: How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide
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18 Apr 2011   #7
GinjaNinja

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

still didn't work. the guy told me to ring ms tech support tomorrow.
can someone please just verify for me that an MSDN dvd with ei.cfg missing should be able to be activated with an oem key?
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18 Apr 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you post the specs of the PC you working on.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums

Have tred the HP from MSDN?
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18 Apr 2011   #9
GinjaNinja

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

it's a gateway id59c
i3 370m
geforce 310m 512mb
4gb ram
320gb drive
although the hardware specs shouldn't matter should they?
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18 Apr 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What error message do you get when you try to activate?
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