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

21 Jan 2017   #1
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 
Clean install of a Windows 7 Pro OEM on a second hand workstation

Hi,

I bought a second hand HP Workstation.

I am going to mess with the partitions and hard drive setup a little, maybe upgrade some drives, so I need an installation media for Windows 7 Pro.

The builder in System Information is set to the name of the seller.

There is no recovery partition; the system did not ask for me to create recovery media at the first startup; there is no program installed to create such media.

The closest that I have is in Maintenance / Create recovery disk. This makes a bootable DVD that can fix the ws in case of problems, and possibly allow me to go back to a previous state, but this is definitely not a way to make a clean install.

The seller told me that the ISO should be created from the actual running system.

How do you interpret that ? I think he means that I should keep a restore point somewhere and restore the system to that state if I need, but this is definitely not what I had in mind.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 Jan 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Is it a Win 7 + HP installation? (does it has a HP logo when you boot or on computer properties?)
Is it activated on computer properties?

Do you have a COA key stick no the workstation case?
If you do have a COA key you can download a Win 7 pro oem with the Iso down loader from here:
https://www.heidoc.net/php/Windows%2...Downloader.exe
Run the down loader, choose Win 7 and on the options select win 7 pro OEM to download the iso.
Burn a DVD or use Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to install on a USB flash disk.
Use the COA key to activate.
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21 Jan 2017   #3
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

It is activated, and the product ID contains OEM : ... - OEM - ....... - .....

There is no COA key sticker.
When I turn the computer on, I have a HP logo, but from within Windows, I don't know exactly what you mean by "Win 7 + HP installation?"

On the workstation itself, there are a few stickers related to HP; there are serial numbers and product numbers, but I believe this was only relevant when it was under HP guarantee.

So I have a feeling it won't be easy to get a legal OEM iso version of Windows 7 Pro for this one, even thought I paid for it. I am not paranoid, but I would rather install Windows myself from an ISO image with a known SHA1. There was no bloatware installed on this one, there was a few programs like VLC and LibreOffice, but I have no reason to trust the seller 100%. The hardware is in excellent condition, but I want to take care of the software part myself..
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21 Jan 2017   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On the few stickers, there is no one with the key (38C2T- xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-Q9GX2)?
You don't need to buy the OEM iso version of Windows 7 Pro. Just download the down loader I gave you (It's official MS) and Burn a DVD or use Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way to install on a USB flash disk.
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21 Jan 2017   #5
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

OK Thank you. I will give an update when the process is over.
Should I extract the serial number from my current Windows 7 Pro installation ? I definitely don't have it on a sticker on the workstation case.
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21 Jan 2017   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Are you saying there is no activation sticker on the machine like this


The installer might not install a system reserved partition if cleaning the entire drive and only having one partition
Clean Install Windows 7

Or at least that has been my experience
I'd usually have to create one partition say 100gb's on the hdd or sdd to point the installer too for it to create the 100mb system reserved partition too which I would usually not want anyway or format it as gpt and not mbr which again I have no need for gpt either
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you get to updating a clean install you might review this for the 2-3 needed update to manually install to get the update system working on post #2 below
windows update
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21 Jan 2017   #7
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Are you saying there is no activation sticker on the machine like this


The installer might not install a system reserved partition if cleaning the entire drive and only having one partition
Clean Install Windows 7

Or at least that has been my experience
I'd usually have to create one partition say 100gb's on the hdd or sdd to point the installer too for it to create the 100mb system reserved partition too which I would usually not want anyway or format it as gpt and not mbr which again I have no need for gpt either
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If you get to updating a clean install you might review this for the 2-3 needed update to manually install to get the update system working on post #2 below
windows update

No there is no such sticker right now. The only stickers are HP related (like P/N or S/N of the workstation)
I will tell you if that aforementioned ISO image of Windows 7 Pro accepts to install on my workstation. I will definitely do some changes on the drives, but the CPUs and motherboard are there to stay.


Edit:

My Windows 7 Pro activation number is the "6P6GT" that appears on this page:

OEM Licensing question.

It looks like it is a generic key used for all HP products. I hope there won't be any poroblemc because I didn't buy this ws to tinker with it for weeks, but to work.. Anyway..
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21 Jan 2017   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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21 Jan 2017   #9
alecail

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-788W3-H689G-6P6GT
Windows Product Key Hash: yr8OHoeXhbT4dc6MxGYjdAStSPY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00008
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {5EE4BEB4-296E-4E0A-A65C-5C483BE974E6}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.161011-0600
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{5EE4BEB4-296E-4E0A-A65C-5C483BE974E6}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-6P6GT</PKey><PID>00371-OEM-8992671-00008</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3809584234-298369312-2806015075</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP Z820 Workstation</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>J63 v03.91</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="7"/><Date>20161017000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0FB13407018400F2</HWID><UserLCID>040C</UserLCID><SystemLCID>040C</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Paris, Madrid(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-WKS</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Version du service de licences logicielles : 6.1.7601.17514

Nom : Windows(R) 7, Professional edition
Description : Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
ID d’activation : 50e329f7-a5fa-46b2-85fd-f224e5da7764
ID d’application : 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
PID étendu : 00371-00178-926-700008-02-2057-7601.0000-1722016
Identificateur d’installation : 005786596125130044071515756061998733407865511333018222
URL du certificat du processeur : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
URL du certificat de l’ordinateur : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
URL de licence d’utilisation : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
URL du certificat de clé de produit : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Clé de produit partielle : 6P6GT
État de la licence : avec licence
Nombre de réinitialisations de Windows restant : 3
Heure approuvée : 21/01/2017 18:32:53

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 1:20:2017 17:13
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: OAAAAAEAAgABAAEAAwACAAAAAwABAAEAwiKe2TDnTPUGtMDTjFi8Lt6GzvCUCOT/ICCKxTwNNCE=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information: 
  ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
  APIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  FACP            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  SRAT            A M I         AMI SRAT
  HPET            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  MCFG            HPQOEM        OEMMCFG.
  FPDT            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  SLIT            A M I         AMI SLIT
  SSDT            COMPAQ        WMI
  SLIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  SSDT            COMPAQ        WMI
  SSDT            COMPAQ        WMI
  ASF!            INTEL          HCG
  TCPA            APTIO4        NAPAASF
  UEFI            HPQOEM        SLIC-WKS
  DMAR            A M I         OEMDMAR
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21 Jan 2017   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Have you seen if the COA sticker isn't inside the case?
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