Activation of Windows® 7 OEM
Get to know more about installing and activating Windows 7 OEM.
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft. Windows 7 might allow you to stream live videos, media files within the Windows Media Player. Windows 7 also includes native functionality to read & write Blu-Ray discs. Some of the new features included in Windows 7 are advancements in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition OEM editions of Windows 7 is priced lower than the full retail versions, or even the upgrade retail versions. OEM copies of Windows are cheaper mainly because they are intended for system builders who install them on new custom PCs. consumers could still use an OEM version on their PC though they must remember that the license might not allow transferring the Operating System from one PC to another. The product key might be tied to a single machine. Furthermore, an OEM copy might not come with any support and only allows performing a clean installation, which most power-users who purchase an OEM copy are fine with.
Following are the tips to activate Windows 7 OEM:
- Backup and restore Windows 7 activation license
- Provide a valid license key
- Avoid hackers
Backup and restore activation license
You should purchase and download OEM Windows 7 installation DVD from a registered seller of Microsoft products. Avoid using torrents to download files as its unethical. Also avoid installing the product from pirated copies of Windows 7 OEM. Such copie can contain malware and moreover, you won't be able to register your copy since all copies of Microsoft products come with a product/ CD key which enable you to regiter your copy with Microsoft.
Provide a valid license key
OEM versions of Windows 7 that is bundled with new computers might have activation error due to corrupt or missing data in the motherboard BIOS chip. You might get an error message showing “Invalid Volume License Key”. In order to activate, you might need to change your product key to a valid Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or Retail key. Also you need to have a qualifying Operating System license and a Volume license Windows upgrade license, or a full license for Windows through an OEM or from a retail source.
Hackers managed to crack Windows 7 by extracting the OEM certificate and OEM product key. OEM (Original Equipment Manufactures) certificate is digitally signed by Microsoft with its own Private Key with OEM Public Key and OEMID which is a part of SLIC table in BIOS. It might activate your copy offline and eliminates WGA notifications. So you need to avoid such hackers.
iYogi is a leading provider of online subscription-based technical support services offered directly to consumers and small businesses across a wide range of computing and communications devices and software. With a pool of thousands of tech experts, the company offers its services primarily through long-term unlimited service subscription plans of 1 to 3 years, on a 24/7 basis 365 days a year. Our Annual Subscription covers the following services:
- Comprehensive support for Activation of Windows® 7 OEM.
- Diagnostic & repair for your technologies.
- Troubleshoot software errors.
- Update drivers and security to protect against online threats.
- Connect to Internet, devices and peripherals.
- Optimize your computer’s speed and performance.
Unlimited access to wide range of service offerings, all year around! iYogi’s resolution rates are amongst the highest in the technical support industry.