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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 01 Sep 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By alphanumeric
Windows 7 PC's do not have a key stored in the...

Windows 7 PC's do not have a key stored in the BIOS. There may be an OEM SLIC table, but that does not have a key stored in it. It only has an OEM identifier. Windows 8 and Windows 10 use OEM...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 08 Apr 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By alphanumeric
The Product ID shown on the System screen being...

The Product ID shown on the System screen being different from the Product Code is normal. Microsoft stopped showing the product code on the system screen after XP. I think because it was too easy...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Mar 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By alphanumeric
In the early days of computing a PC speaker was...

In the early days of computing a PC speaker was actually a PC speaker. It was a small speaker usually mounted in the case. It plugged into the motherboard with a 4 pin header. All sound went through...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Mar 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By alphanumeric
I'd have a look at the BIOS options. Also have a...

I'd have a look at the BIOS options. Also have a look in Device manager under Sound video and game controllers. You might get lucky and see it listed. Go to the View tab and enable show hidden...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Mar 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By alphanumeric
Everything's is not in the title? It may mean...

Everything's is not in the title? It may mean something to you, but I for one have no idea what your trying to do?
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By alphanumeric
You need to get your hands on the Dell recovery...

You need to get your hands on the Dell recovery media and or custom Dell OEM install media for that make and model. The factory OEM-SLP install can only be reproduced with custom Dell Media. To...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By alphanumeric
To the best of my knowledge there is no official...

To the best of my knowledge there is no official version of Windows XP that does not require activation. All Retail versions of XP require a product key to install and activate it.
Forum: News 22 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
It will be interesting to see how many replies...

It will be interesting to see how many replies you get to that question? Your assuming somebody actually upgraded to one of those unsupported CPU's + a new motherboard and likely new RAM etc, and is...
Forum: News 21 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
I haven't tried to install XP or other older OS's...

I haven't tried to install XP or other older OS's lately but as far as I know they haven't turned off the activation servers. You can likely still get what ever updates were released up until their...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By alphanumeric
Unless its custom OEM install media being used on...

Unless its custom OEM install media being used on the PC it was made for, its almost certainly illegally modified to cheat activation.
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By alphanumeric
I have absolutely no experience with that type of...

I have absolutely no experience with that type of program. And in all likely hood wouldn't use it anyway. I'm not a big believer in those types of utilities.
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By alphanumeric
If it activated the first time without having to...

If it activated the first time without having to do the phone activation, any further installs will too.
Forum: News 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
"We have to upgrade or stay with an outdated...

"We have to upgrade or stay with an outdated operating system " < Say what?

You can use any hardware you please. provided you install an OS that supports it. Depending on what that hardware is...
Forum: News 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
Did I miss something? Care to post a link to said...

Did I miss something? Care to post a link to said "Threatt"?
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By alphanumeric
Batch key is a good description. Each OEM gets...

Batch key is a good description. Each OEM gets issued an OEM-SLP key for each version of Windows they install. 7 Home has one key, 7 Pro another for example. So every Dell with Home Premium installed...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By alphanumeric
Early on, there was a use recommended settings...

Early on, there was a use recommended settings check box, now they ditched that. Even so, the defaults for the drop down menus are based on the OS your running the tool from. If its 64 bit, 64 bit is...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By alphanumeric
Yes and no. It knows you have Pro and downloaded...

Yes and no. It knows you have Pro and downloaded the ISO that will install Pro. But that ISO is multi edition Home and Pro and can install either. That was how it was the last time I used the MCT....
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
Some enthusiasts' likely will and have given it a...

Some enthusiasts' likely will and have given it a go. It's not main stream though as far as I can tell. I'm only started using Linux because I had to. The Raspberry Pi will only run Windows 10 IoT...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
Realistically from what I can see, for a lot of...

Realistically from what I can see, for a lot of people, the I'm going to switch to Linux is an idle threat. They don't actually follow threw with it. Lots of people run Linux. But how many of those...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
Leave the Windows echo system then. Hit them...

Leave the Windows echo system then. Hit them where it hurts. For the record, I don't agree with what they are doing. And there are a few other things they are doing that I don't agree with. But on...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
No company, including Microsoft, is obligated to...

No company, including Microsoft, is obligated to make an older version of their software compatible with every new piece of hardware that is manufactured and released after that software was...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By alphanumeric
Factory OEM-SLP installs don't activate online,...

Factory OEM-SLP installs don't activate online, they activate via the SLIC table in the BIOS. That only works though, if you have an OEM PC with the factory SLIC table and the matching custom factory...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By alphanumeric
Recovery disks or disk sets offered by the OEM,...

Recovery disks or disk sets offered by the OEM, more often than not just restore an image of the factory install. It erases everything and puts your PC back to the OOBE. Out Of the Box Experience....
Forum: General Discussion 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By alphanumeric
All disks have all versions by the way. The 32...

All disks have all versions by the way. The 32 bit disk can install Starter to Ultimate and the 64 bit disk everything except Starter. The ei.cfg file sets what is installed. Remove it and you will...
Forum: News 18 Mar 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 12,866
Posted By alphanumeric
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/10737/win...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/10737/windows-7-system-requirements

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*

* Prior versions of Windows, including Windows...
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