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just a couple of quick questions

win 7 product codes am i right in thinking if you have a legitimate win7 professional code and it is with for example a levono laptop it will only work on another lenovo machine ?

ie if you were to load a copy of win7 professional onto a dell laptop when you put in the code that was on the lenovo laptop it will not load ?

or is that a load of old hewwy ?
 

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Not tried it with 7, but with Vista you could use the OEM keys on other machines - I used the one off my Vaio on my self build.

If it does work, be aware that you can only activate OEM keys online a couple of times before you have to ring MS to activate. So take an image of your system should you ever need to reinstall.
 

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AFAIK OEM keys are tied in with BIOS from that vendor. From what I have seen, the SLIC loader you select the vendor that you are emulating for the BIOS and the matching vendor license file.
 

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lol oneman i read your post and thought wow all those tla and fla and even a f+1la.....

what it was i was installing 10 levono laptops for a german company in uk and they dont use win7 which the lappies i was installing had labels for. they had imaged some new hdd that i had to swap and these have xp pro on.

it was only the last two laptops that the penny dropped and i thought it might be an idea to jot down the product codes as these may be usefull as cust will never use.....

i suppose i can try on a virtual pc and see if it works.

@little_pob if it does work i will do an image thanks
 

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If you really want to know how OEM keys are tied into BIOS I suggest popping over to mydigitallife and reading the thread on daz SLIC loader. Very interesting with good explaination of how activation works. I will warn you, the thread is over 1,400 posts long.
 
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