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26 Jun 2012   #11

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Is the HP being referred to here Home Premium or Hewlett Packard?

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26 Jun 2012   #12
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Either way, you should insert your key at Activation link. It may have a default key.

I've asked our SysPrep expert Kari to look at this.
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27 Jun 2012   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
If this is an HP OEM install, and you are installing it on identical HP computers, it will never ask for a key. There is a unique BIOS identifier located during the install, and that allows a volume key to be used. The COA attached to the computer is there because HP must affix the sticker (which has a unique key, because the EULA requires it).

You still have to activate it online, though - which is why you get that message.
Exactly. Customized OEM installs act a bit differently regarding sysprep and deployment.

Simply activate the deployed installation.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Is the HP being referred to here Home Premium or Hewlett Packard?
The HP Kegobeer is referring to is the Hewlett Packard.

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