Relvas, Dec 10, 2012 #6 Prostar Computer Company Representative Reputations: 1,167 Messages: 6,673 Likes Received: 710 Trophy Points: 281 Relvas said: ↑ Hello! hux Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: The lands of milk and curry (.uk) + milk and shooty (.us) Registered: Nov 2, 2000Posts: 47920 Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:12 pm Black_Obsidian wrote:It's This is going to be a nightmare for places that buy OEM licenses, because Spiceworks is likely just going to report the VL key the manufacturer used and not the actual I guess it just depends which vendor you use. check over here
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Other versions of SLIC have been around several years, but all Windows 8 computers must use 3.0, which has keys that are unique to each machine. End users who are licensed separately through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) may provide their VL media and key to a system builder to facilitate the downgrade on their own systems. 4. Can Excel count a strange, but logical count?
Let us know how your experimentation fares. It's not that bad. Thus, I put a temporary "sacrificial" Win7 on the drive, then booted to it. Ireland, UK Registered: Feb 12, 2000Posts: 11530 Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:04 pm ei.cfg is missing from Windows 8 - so this only works on Vista and 7.
Evaluating ASUS' BIOS in the S56[/SIZE] It's an understatement to say that the BIOS settings the Asus S56 are poorly documented. Activating your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 License Once you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 up and running, you will need to activate your license. If you delete ei.cfg Windows 7 will ask you which version you want to install, too.This occurred on a Win8 install. Ei.cfg Oem Burn a copy of the Windows 8 install DVD (assuming you purchased a key, and didn't buy the retail DVD) using your favorite image burning tool.
If by may not work, I meant the activation online process may not work. Windows 10 Slp Thanks in advance Reply Andre Da Costa June 26, 2016 at 8:21 am # Dear Mr Butts, Yes you can -Andre Reply Pete June 30, 2016 at 12:18 pm # I A Senior Writer for groovyPost, Andre previously was lead review editor at ActiveWin.com and a contributor at Notebooks.com. AndrewZ Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: Portland Registered: Aug 10, 1999Posts: 10155 Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:32 am Quote:I do not want to get involved with higher-end systems necessitated by VM
solved OEM SL Or Full Version - Windows 8.1 Can't find your answer ? Windows 7 Oem Certificate Files Definitely a headache for IT, I bet a nightmare for consumers. How can I build a Nuclear Reactor in my backyard? If you don't, you can enter your key (or a temporary key, which are sometimes posted on the internet) to get past this step.
I normally don't necro, but this thread got under my skin, and I felt compelled.MartinH - Actually, your media did detect and use your MSDM key, it's just that 8.1 and Thanks for the answer. Remove Windows Key From Bios Despite all my efforts (bootable USB drive with licensed Win 8 image, PID file, ei.cfg) I cannot get my Toshiba L55T to allow the installation of Win 8. Slic 2.1 Windows 7 Last edited by Sphynx on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:01 am Ardax Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor Registered: Jun 26, 2002Posts: 12484 Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:41 am Dude, welcome
I think, essentially, you just enable the volume with the GPT partition to be recognized by removing flag that specifies the GPT partition(s) as off limits OEM (diskpart -> select disk http://computersecurityadvice.com/windows-7/windows-7-vm-licensing-including-with-what-version-s-of-windows-7.html Best answer USAFRetFeb 23, 2014, 4:27 PM iamtanz said: Yea you're right, but what bothers me with OEMs. Do you recommend downgrading to win7 or am I going to have driver issues and future problems with software? It worked! Pid.txt Windows 10
It does go fairly quickly, however.Any questions? However, you have to make sure that the Windows 8 version matches that of the key stored. If you don't have the COA I'd be contacting whoever you bought the laptops from and demanding it since without it you have no proof that you have a properly licensed this content Windows Vista and 7 both had an ei.cfg by default, and removing it caused the install to ask what edition to install.
You don't need to buy an additional license. Slic Toolkit You seem to be perceiving all systems as being 64-bit and at least 40% of the latest model's capability; what I work on [and others actually use] belies that theory.To each Name it ei.cfg.
The cursory check Windows 8 install does, also includes USB drives that are attached. All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Home Home > Software > Microsoft Licensing Windows 8 Pro OEM Downgrade to Windows 7 Product Key question by Steve Zemanek on Is this Pokémon Emerald cartridge fake? Windows 10 Slic But if 'Retail' is more expensive than OEM/System Builder, there is no reason to spend that extra.And as far as Pro/nonPro....Win 8 Pro gives some corporate level features.
I'm now installing Windows 8 Pro on my ASUS K45A. It is possible to view it using BIOS tools or even use more commonly known programs such as Belarc. Now I could not install wireless drivers. have a peek at these guys I will report back to let you know how it goes.
So they actually force you to install and then update manually. There are very few options to change. Options include borrowing a Windows 7 Professional/Windows 8/8.1 Pro key from a trusted friend or family member. Welcome to Ars Technica!EDIT: Also, the increasing sophistication of Microsoft's attempts to guard against OEM license exploits certainly explains why so many pirates found shelling out a paltry couple hundred bucks
Thanks for your help Reply Taylor October 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm # So I have windows 10 Pro which came with my laptop and I am planning on downgrading back Windows 10 in our opinion is garbage. I know this from experience. Instead, you boot to any pre-existing operation system that qualifies [such as Vista64 to install Win7-64] and run the setup.exe on the install media.
I'm not really missing any speed improvements SRT provides, while getting the benefit of being able to have to have multiple drives (iSSD boot volume + hard drive, + optical drive I do know the key works because I helped my colleague use it on his non-UEFI laptop without any problem at all.Windows support can't do anything today 'cause it's sunday and But in retail can i fix it too just myself? A final pass will pare it down a lot.]When you have a lot of systems installed and the last one is 8.1, you see the 8.1 version of the boot manager
Which thus explains why Microsoft neutered and eventually euthanized TechNet.Yes, at this late date it's very easy to draw a line from the first activation, through to the refinement and lockdown Enjoy being able to use the OS you paid for, on the machine you also paid for that didn't want you to install anything other than what it came with. Click in the list box, select Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 depending on which version you decide to downgrade. or does it need to be a volume license key?
Register Login Posting Guidelines | Contact Moderators Ars Technica > Forums > Operating Systems & Software > Microsoft OS & Software Colloquium Jump to: Select a forum ------------------ Hardware & Tweaking share|improve this answer answered Nov 1 '12 at 14:42 kobaltz 13.4k22550 It is my understanding that, as of Windows Vista, there is no longer any need to use OEM-specific If you are asked for a key you've got the wrong media. There are no longer generic OEM keys that will trigger OEM activation, each OEM machine has a unique key.
Note that OEMs are required to put a sticker with a license key on the machine even though you won't need it if you use the preinstalled image. –Harry Johnston Nov Microsoft will hide under the veil of "Piracy" but really they are just looking for another revenue stream. Your Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 installations will likely be out of date, so immediately check Windows Update for the latest updates then install them. Thanks for letting me about it.