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Windows 7: Clean install of a Windows 7 Pro OEM on a second hand workstation

22 Jan 2017   #31
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You should be able to get a self activating slp iso using this tool that has been posted at least twice already and now 3 times
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

The machine is still bootable to the original preinstalled os isn't it ?


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22 Jan 2017   #32
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 English

https://software-download.microsoft....5176ffe0674af8


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22 Jan 2017   #33
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

So I made some progress.. Using a USB Flash drive, I provided the installers with the AHCI then the LSI for the SAS drives, and I could go forward with the installer.

I finally entered the "6P6GT" activation key, which led to a "C004E003" error.
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22 Jan 2017   #34
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This MS website might help you with that error code. "C004E003" error, indicates it's already in use.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...r-has-occurred
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22 Jan 2017   #35
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Try and activate after 7 is installed not during the install.
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23 Jan 2017   #36
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

OK . The seller provided me with a link to an HP Windows 7 Pro image, on a very unreliable cloud storage service. I have to download over HTTPS a 5 GiB image without interruption because it doesn't support resuming. TBH I'm about to give up on Windows 7. But thanks to all for your help, it was useful.
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23 Jan 2017   #37
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose shipping you a burned dvd or flash drive is out of the question :/
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23 Jan 2017   #38
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A 5 GB image ? What`s that all about ?

Windows Pro is only 3.09 GB
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23 Jan 2017   #39
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alecail View Post
So I made some progress.. Using a USB Flash drive, I provided the installers with the AHCI then the LSI for the SAS drives, and I could go forward with the installer.

I finally entered the "6P6GT" activation key, which led to a "C004E003" error.
If you are trying to use the activation key that was on the original install as you got it, it will not work, that key is an OEM SLP key which is used by the manufacturer.

System Locked Pre-installation - Wikipedia

And since you acquired the PC second hand, and since the is no COA anywhere on the PC, you are left with only 1 alternative. (as far as I know that is) Install a free version of Linux.

Here are a few suggestions.

Download - Zorin OS

Main Page - Linux Mint

Deepin Technology Community

Or of course you could always buy Windows 7 Pro. Or contact the manufacturer to see if they sell Recovery Discs.
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26 Jan 2017   #40
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Did you follow Mega's advice in post 4.
IF you did then you might get back to where you were with a >>> Genuine W7 PRO install <<<.
Why your asking.

Coz its a business workstation that was sold with W8 BUT with downgrade rights
There would NOT have been a W7 COA, the purchaser (company) would have requested that OS to be installed prior to shipping, evidenced by the Mgadiag, it also tells me that W10 was available as well.
(note the company would have been given a set of re-installation discs)

Roy
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