Windows 7 in-place repair upgrade

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  1. Posts : 9
    7 sp1
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Snick said:
    fruh

    You can run Magical Jellybean to retrieve your license key. It is a free program. you can also run a VBS script (essentially the same code) to decipher the hexadecimal key stored on your machine.
    Snick
    Magical Jellybean link

    End Function
    Thanks for everything :)


    As I've read from the Jellybean FAQ, since I have an OEM key, Jellybean may return a different key from the one I have on the sticker. Then would it work for the in-place repair upgrade?

    Thanks again for your help
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  2. Posts : 7,087
    Windows 7 HP 64
       #12

    Theree are 3 kinds of normal Win 7 license (+ Enterprise and Education) .
    - Retail - You buy on a store or supermarket to be used by you. Transferable to another computer
    - OEM - For small computer builders. Not transferable to another computer.
    - SLP - Comes on big computer builders like Dell. Not transferable to another computer.

    The retail and OEM you set during installation and can be retrieved with little software like show key plus or LicenseCrawler.

    The SLP is activated with a small file and a BIOS code. If your computer came with SLP you can save the activation file with ABR
    You retrieve and save the activation file under the original Windows and then install and apply the activation file after the clean install.

    To see what kind of license you have, run MGADiag
    Last edited by Megahertz07; 23 Feb 2022 at 12:35.
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  3. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
       #13

    Megahertz07 said:
    Theree are 3 kinds of normal Win 7 license (+ Enterprise and Education) .
    - Retail - You buy on a store or supermarket to be used by you. Transferable to another computer
    - OEM - For small computer builders. Not transferable to another computer.
    - SLP - Comes on big computer builders like Dell. Not transferable to another computer.

    The retail and OEM you set during installation and can be retrieved with little software like show key plus or LicenseCrawler.

    The SLP is activated with a small file and a BIOS code. If your computer came with SLP you can save the activation file with ABR
    You retrieve and save the activation file under the original Windows and then install and apply the activation file after the clean install.

    To see what kind of license you have, run MGADiag
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  4. Posts : 9
    7 sp1
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Sorry for being absent for all this time, I have taken a look at all your interesting replies.

    Just to recap, I have a W7 OEM licensed PC and I HAVE the key, though the system didn't come with the ISO disk or whatever. Since Microsoft's download pages have been shut down, how can I get an ISO that I can activate with the OEM license key I already have to do the in-place-repair-upgrade?

    If I borrow a copy of W7 like from a member of this forum, will I be able to activate it with my OEM key?

    Thanks to everyone who has helped :)
    Last edited by fruh; 01 Aug 2022 at 12:20. Reason: grammar
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  5. Posts : 15,484
    7 X64
       #15

    no name pre-assembled PC with off-the-shelf components (Asrock motherboard, first gen i3), of which the COA says "Windows 7 Home Premium - OEM Software"
    will I be able to activate it with my OEM key
    Yes.

    Step 1

    There is an easy way to backup the activation and drivers from your current system
    SEE HERE

    You can put them back on after a clean reinstall.


    Step 2


    You can use ANY official MS win7 iso because they are the same apart from a little file in the sources folder called ei.cfg.

    search internet for

    X17-59465.iso

    OR

    en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso

    OR

    X17-58997.iso

    OR

    en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso


    Delete the ei.cfg file from the sources folder and ALL editions will be offered during installation.

    Windows 7 in-place repair upgrade-editions-win7.jpg

    Obviously select the edition you have a license for.

    Step 3

    Suggest you get hold of an iso and Update it first.
    Update your Win 7 installation media


    Step 4

    Then install your edition, skip entering the product key. After you reach the desktop put back the activation and drivers you backed up in step 1.
    Last edited by SIW2; 01 Aug 2022 at 13:16.
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  6. Posts : 9
    7 sp1
    Thread Starter
       #16

    SIW2 said:
    Yes.
    All right!! Thank you a lot, I haven't been able to find that procedure for the longest time. I will definitely try it out.

    I assume that after all of that I just have to do a normal in-place repair upgrade. Do you think that if I borrow a copy here on 7forums it will work fine too?

    Thanks again :)
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  7. Posts : 15,484
    7 X64
       #17

    Just search for it with any internet search engine, google, bing, yandex, whatever

    search internet for

    X17-59465.iso

    OR

    en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso

    OR

    X17-59186.iso

    OR

    en_windows_7_home_premium_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_676549.iso
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  8. Posts : 9
    7 sp1
    Thread Starter
       #18

    SIW2 said:
    Just search for it with any internet search engine, google, bing, yandex, whatever
    all right then, thanks
    Last edited by fruh; 04 Aug 2022 at 10:25.
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