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Windows 7: Windows 7 activation 'Must reinstall" OEM Windows

29 Oct 2013   #31
MellowCream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so I fixed it, here are the steps I used.

1. I installed a program called Daemon tools, it basically emulates a DVD Drive. Download: http://www.daemon-tools.cc/downloads

2. Got the Windows 7 Home Premium ISO.

3. Unpacked the ISO with Daemon Tools.

4. Ran the setup.exe

5. Followed the instructions from the "repair install" thread, given to me by NoelDP


Noel and Golden, Thank you for helping me solve these issues. I now feel obligated and my help others with there issues.

- Mellow


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29 Oct 2013   #32
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Well done with the fix - I would suggest however that yu uninstall Daemon Tools now that it's done its job, as some versions are known to cause problems with Win7 - and you really don't want this hassle all over again! :) (which exact version did you install, from where?)

Thanks for letting us know, also - it will undoubtedly help others in the future.
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29 Oct 2013   #33
MellowCream

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Well done with the fix - I would suggest however that yu uninstall Daemon Tools now that it's done its job, as some versions are known to cause problems with Win7 - and you really don't want this hassle all over again! :) (which exact version did you install, from where?)

Thanks for letting us know, also - it will undoubtedly help others in the future.

Version of Daemon Tools: 13.37 (I know, so "leet", right)
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29 Oct 2013   #34
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

LOL!
I really don't wanna go there!
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