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Rebuilding the OS for my customers

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unicap2700

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Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:02 pm

Rebuilding the OS for my customers

I used to be a PC tech full-time and have started doing some home repair again. Back in the day, I was doing W98 machine rebuilds and they were a cinch. That's not the case any more. I basically just need to know how to the OS that came on their system if the recovery partition has been wiped out. This might involve the following:

1. Obtain original key
2. Download a copy of the OS
3. Put their existing key back in
4. Activate or crack activation
5. Bypass WGA stuff
6. Let it update automatically without breaking any hacks.
7. Use the Microsoft Toolkit 2.4.3.

I know of no place I can go discuss this anymore so I came here. Please forgive me if my post is out of line.
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Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:18 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

The Windows key is usually contained on a sticker on the machine's case. The media can be downloaded from Microsoft itself.

You can absolutely script setup commands but nobody here is going to discuss cracking activations or bypassing checks.
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Post Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:30 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

Thank you sir. What would be a good forum today to discuss that topic without restriction?
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Post Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:22 am

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

If the sticker isn't on the hardware anymore (due to age) you can also use http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ to pull the key out of the OS itself.
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Post Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

Great!

As far as the ISO's go, how are legitimate businesses repairing today? Are they downloading an All-In-One AIO from a newsgroup or bitorrent source, or are they downloading straight from MS. Please advise on the correct procedure?
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Post Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:47 am

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

Hi
look in our government sector we have an account with Microsoft with all ISOand we have KMS server " Key Management Service (KMS) This approach establishes a local activation service hosted in your own environment. To do this, you must configure a system on your network to serve as the KMS host by installing and activating a KMS host key. Client systems throughout your organization then connect to the local Office 2010 KMS host for activation " ...
So after installing any windows or office we join the Pc to the domain and issuing this commands
C:\Users\username>slmgr -skms companynamedhcp
C:\Users\username>slmgr -ato
So if the user resigned and took the laptop or he lost it, i mean if he stay away for like 30 days not joining the Domain his windows and office will ask for activation
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Post Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:07 am

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

I'm doing this for home users in their homes. I need to use CDs on-site. How do I get them legally, rebuild the system with them, and add the customer's existing keys.
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Post Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:17 am

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unicap2700 wrote:I'm doing this for home users in their homes. I need to use CDs on-site. How do I get them legally, rebuild the system with them, and add the customer's existing keys.

How do i get them legally ? It depends on the customer if they need a copy or original . Then using any imagining software ( Norton Ghost , Acronis .. ) but look this will be for one machine due security signature or security id per copy i don't remember .
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Post Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:33 am

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

Up until recently I'd have suggested a TechNet subscription to get the software, and then use the user's own keys for re-activation.

With TechNet now being killed off, you may have to jump up to the MSDN subscription to get access to the software.

You won't be the only business with this issue though, I suggest contacting Microsoft directly to see what they suggest.

As a word of warning, be very careful with downloading ISOs from torrent/3rd party sites and installing them as the base OS. You have no idea what modifications have been made (unless you're comparing the MD5 hashes) by bad guys.
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Post Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:24 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

The Win7 iso's can be downloaded legibly directly from Microsoft:

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58996.iso

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-58997.iso

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59183.iso

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59186.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x86 ISO 32-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59463.iso

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 x64 ISO 64-bit

http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-59465.iso
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Post Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:11 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

I agree. Thank you for the links for Win ISO for 7 from MS. I need also windows 8 ISOs from MS.
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Post Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:12 am

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To the best of my knowledge Microsoft has unfortunately not made the Win8 iso's available for public download yet.
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Post Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:59 pm

Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

DataDwarf wrote:To the best of my knowledge Microsoft has unfortunately not made the Win8 iso's available for public download yet.
Thank you for that FANTASTIC list of ISOs for W7. It turns out that the laptop has Windows Vista Home Premium.

Do you have a list like that for Vista also?

I'm assuming that having the key that is on the sticker would be enough to get them up and running, correct?
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Re: Rebuilding the OS for my customers

Good useful links

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