Clean Vista install WITH NO ACTIVATION

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  1. cotton_mouth

    cotton_mouth Notebook Geek

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    Hey orev. I'm planning to buy HP Envy 15. this might be a stupid question: since it doesn't come with a built-in optical drive, I was wondering if i could still perform a clean install with an external optical drive?
     
  2. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    This is offtopic for this thread, but you can transfer the Win 7 install files to a usb drive and install from that. There are a few tools available that make this very easy. Google can tell you how.
     
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    cotton_mouth Notebook Geek

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    Oops. My apologies. I just thought since the beta release of ABR works for win7, I could ask that question. Thanks a lot for your help though!
     
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    nealloy1981 Notebook Evangelist

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    Guys, any1 help me plz. i m new in HP Laptop. i used to use dell. anyway, just yesterday i bought dv6-210ea laptop(core i7). after that i have fresh installed my own bought operating system which is Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. everything is fine with driver installation except the quickset button. i have installed the appropriate version from their website and installation was successful as well. but when i touch the volume button i can't see any pop up windows where it normally shows the level, u knw what i mean. and even if i click on Caps lock button, it doesn't show anything in the screen. guys i m new in hp so i don't knw which order or how to install this stuff. plz help me...
     
  5. b|lly

    b|lly Notebook Deity

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    Question fellas.

    Can I take activation files from one language version windows 7 and put it into another and make a succesfull activation?

    Lets say I have a cert files from German Windows 7 and want to activate English version ?
     
  6. orev

    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes, this should work fine, as long as it's the same edition (Premium, Ultimate, etc...)
     
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    b|lly Notebook Deity

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    Thanks, will give it a try tomorrow from a start, tried today but no luck with activating in and dont know what the problem is...

    maybe:

    Turn off the Wireless Network switch and unplug any network cables.

    Do you think this have any effect and we really need to do it?
     
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    orev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Network or anything else will not effect activation. However, I assume you are using ABR to originally backup the OEM activation and also using it to restore. Hardware changes will only effect non-OEM activation. Is this what you are doing?
     
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    b|lly Notebook Deity

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    No, I use other program, since ABR does not support win7 yet, or it does?

    I used this:

    Rongchaua's blog Windows 7 Activation Backup and Restore

    PS, I am starting with everything from start, will report in 1h if it works this time...
    PSS, just found out there is a beta ABR version, will test it!
     
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    Worked great man, good job!

    Tested on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
     
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