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How to Activate the windows 7 by OEM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How to Activate the windows 7 by OEM? what 's difference between slic 2.0 and sllic2.1? how to implement it in BIOS? Is there any document for referce?

    Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:06 AM

Answers

  • Hello Tan_witty,

     

    For OEM activation to work and able to authenticate OEM licensing for Windows, three (3) components or criteria must exist and fulfill:

     

    1. Full SLIC table in BIOS

    2. OEM certificate (xrm-ms) which corresponds with OEMID and OEMTableID (Windows Marker) in SLIC table.

    3. OEM-SLP product key

     

    SLP OEM Activation 2.1 works in very much the similar way of OEM Activation (OA) 2.0, with no change to activation technology, and OEM does not require to change factory process to accommodate new SLP 2.1 OEM activation. The only changes is Windows Marker version is now version 2.1 instead of 2.0. Even the digital certificate, which has file extension of .xrm-ms, signed by Microsoft with OEM’s SLIC public key (0×9C bytes) with Microsoft’s private key together with OEMID of SLIC table, is unchanged.

     

    I think that if you owned the OEM computer and purchased the Windows 7 OEM version from the same manufacturer, the product should be activated easily with its own BIOS. Of course, it is better if you are able to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version before installing the new OS. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    Good luck!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, November 16, 2009 6:12 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 7:08 AM

All replies

  • I don't think you will find that information in the public domain. Contact the Microsoft Partner program for more information on this.
    Ray
    Thursday, November 12, 2009 8:48 AM
  • Hello Tan_witty,

     

    For OEM activation to work and able to authenticate OEM licensing for Windows, three (3) components or criteria must exist and fulfill:

     

    1. Full SLIC table in BIOS

    2. OEM certificate (xrm-ms) which corresponds with OEMID and OEMTableID (Windows Marker) in SLIC table.

    3. OEM-SLP product key

     

    SLP OEM Activation 2.1 works in very much the similar way of OEM Activation (OA) 2.0, with no change to activation technology, and OEM does not require to change factory process to accommodate new SLP 2.1 OEM activation. The only changes is Windows Marker version is now version 2.1 instead of 2.0. Even the digital certificate, which has file extension of .xrm-ms, signed by Microsoft with OEM’s SLIC public key (0×9C bytes) with Microsoft’s private key together with OEMID of SLIC table, is unchanged.

     

    I think that if you owned the OEM computer and purchased the Windows 7 OEM version from the same manufacturer, the product should be activated easily with its own BIOS. Of course, it is better if you are able to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version before installing the new OS. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    Good luck!

    Andy

    • Marked as answer by Andy Song Monday, November 16, 2009 6:12 AM
    Friday, November 13, 2009 7:08 AM