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Windows 7: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

28 Apr 2015   #110
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paragbhandari, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this a retail installation DVD, and not OEM?

For now, double check through the steps to see if you may have made a mistake somewhere.


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11 Sep 2015   #111
StuStar

64
 
 

Here's an ideal add-on to the original solution:

1. Copy all files from the OEM DVD in either of the following locations:
D:\sources\$OEM$\system32\OEM
D:\sources\$OEM$\$$\system32\OEM
To:
C:\Windows\System32\OEM (You may want to remove the original files from this location first)

2. Follow steps 1-11 from this post but only extract the "required folder":
Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

The "required folder" (would be the folder or folders found in the root of this location):
#\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\skus\

3. Copy the extracted "required folder(s)" to the following location:
C:\Windows\System32\spp\tokens\skus

4. If the files do not copy properly, use the right click "Takeown" registry function to take ownership on the destination location:
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

Once ownership is taken, rename/move/delete the folder. Perform step 3 again.
Make sure to reboot the computer to check the license.

I believe this should work for all OEM manufacturer DVDs and versions.
However, you will still need an OEM key which can be entered with the following script:
cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
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28 Dec 2015   #112
helpful55

W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Home 64
 
 

In searching for a fix for what seemed to be errors in my OS I found a way that seems to repair at least some of the files. I'm sure this is no secret and in the forums here somewhere. This would be a surgical strike as opposed to a war (upgrade install) or the nuclear option (clean install). I boot to the install disc and run a sfc /scannow CMD so the disc can be accessed for the repairs. This is where I found this info: How to Repair a Faulty Windows Installation Without Reformatting - Maximum PC
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26 Nov 2016   #113
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm struggling to Repair my system files using this tutorial, but the new version of 7zip don't look like the old one. It don't have the "Select All" option under "tools">"options" at the bottom. It only has Two "Plus" (+) signs at the Top of the Options window.
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26 Nov 2016   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Nasty7,

I have updated step 3 to help. You should be fine with only .wim selected (plus) to open with 7-Zip by default.
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27 Nov 2016   #115
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you Brink!
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27 Nov 2016   #116
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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2 Days Ago   #117
Airwind

32 bit windows 7
 
 
I have a problem with the xml file

When I open the xml file, it open with notepad not in internet explorer and I dont know what to do with that please help me . and I dont know what to in the contents, please help me Im so depressed because of this problem.

CONTENTS:
<WIM><TOTALBYTES>3406721036</TOTALBYTES><IMAGE INDEX="1"><DIRCOUNT>9384</DIRCOUNT><FILECOUNT>47447</FILECOUNT><TOTALBYTES>8471060645</TOTALBYTES><CREATIONTIME><HIGHPART>0x01CA0443</HIGHPART><LOWPART>0x6568BDF8</LOWPART></CREATIONTIME><LASTMODIFICATIONTIME><HIGHPART>0x01CA397A</HIGHPART><LOWPART>0xAE4066D0</LOWPART></LASTMODIFICATIONTIME><WINDOWS><ARCH>0</ARCH><PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME><EDITIONID>Ultimate</EDITIONID><INSTALLATIONTYPE>Client</INSTALLATIONTYPE><HAL>acpiapic</HAL><PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE><PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE><LANGUAGES><LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE><DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT></LANGUAGES><VERSION><MAJOR>6</MAJOR><MINOR>1</MINOR><BUILD>7600</BUILD><SPBUILD>16385</SPBUILD><SPLEVEL>0</SPLEVEL></VERSION><SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT></WINDOWS><NAME>Windows 7 Ultimate x86</NAME><DESCRIPTION>Windows 7 ULTIMATE</DESCRIPTION><FLAGS>Ultimate</FLAGS><HARDLINKBYTES>3504554899</HARDLINKBYTES><DISPLAYNAME>Windows 7 Ultimate</DISPLAYNAME><DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>Windows 7 Ultimate</DISPLAYDESCRIPTION></IMAGE><IMAGE INDEX="2"><DIRCOUNT>13655</DIRCOUNT><FILECOUNT>64636</FILECOUNT><TOTALBYTES>12070211908</TOTALBYTES><CREATIONTIME><HIGHPART>0x01CA0446</HIGHPART><LOWPART>0xE89FF88A</LOWPART></CREATIONTIME><LASTMODIFICATIONTIME><HIGHPART>0x01CA397B</HIGHPART><LOWPART>0x0D2A7F50</LOWPART></LASTMODIFICATIONTIME><WINDOWS><ARCH>9</ARCH><PRODUCTNAME>Microsoft® Windows® Operating System</PRODUCTNAME><EDITIONID>Ultimate</EDITIONID><INSTALLATIONTYPE>Client</INSTALLATIONTYPE><HAL>acpiapic</HAL><PRODUCTTYPE>WinNT</PRODUCTTYPE><PRODUCTSUITE>Terminal Server</PRODUCTSUITE><LANGUAGES><LANGUAGE>en-US</LANGUAGE><DEFAULT>en-US</DEFAULT></LANGUAGES><VERSION><MAJOR>6</MAJOR><MINOR>1</MINOR><BUILD>7600</BUILD><SPBUILD>16385</SPBUILD><SPLEVEL>0</SPLEVEL></VERSION><SYSTEMROOT>WINDOWS</SYSTEMROOT></WINDOWS><NAME>Windows 7 Ultimate x64</NAME><DESCRIPTION>Windows 7 ULTIMATE</DESCRIPTION><FLAGS>Ultimate</FLAGS><HARDLINKBYTES>4963044302</HARDLINKBYTES><DISPLAYNAME>Windows 7 Ultimate</DISPLAYNAME><DISPLAYDESCRIPTION>Windows 7 Ultimate</DISPLAYDESCRIPTION></IMAGE></WIM>
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2 Days Ago   #118
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Airwind, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's ok if it opened in Notepad. You will still be able to do step 10 to know what to use in step 11.

I bolded in red your posted XML content to help with step 10.
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