Windows 7 TOSHIBA OEM Pre-Activated
Systems manufactured before 2012 were sold with a Windows 7 Code of Authenticity (COA). This contained the Edition of Windows 7 and a 25 Digit Product Key and was typically placed under the battery to prevent fading. This installation key works with Windows 10 Installation Media but will only activate with Phone Activation with Windows 7 Installation Media.if(typeof ez_ad_units != 'undefined')ez_ad_units.push([[300,250],'dellwindowsreinstallationguide_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',131,'0','0']);__ez_fad_position('div-gpt-ad-dellwindowsreinstallationguide_com-medrectangle-3-0');
Windows 7 TOSHIBA OEM Pre-Activated
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Many people on forums are instructed to use key finders to find their OEM Product Key and instead will find the OEM SLP key and fail to activate using it. These keys will only activate using windows 7 OEM SLP, they do not activate using other activation methods.
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The taskbar has seen the biggest visual changes, where the old Quick Launch toolbar has been replaced with the ability to pin applications to the taskbar. Buttons for pinned applications are integrated with the task buttons. These buttons also enable Jump Lists to allow easy access to common tasks, and files frequently used with specific applications. The revamped taskbar also allows the reordering of taskbar buttons. To the far right of the system clock is a small rectangular button that serves as the Show desktop icon. By default, hovering over this button makes all visible windows transparent for a quick look at the desktop. In touch-enabled displays such as touch screens, tablet PCs, etc., this button is slightly (8 pixels) wider in order to accommodate being pressed by a finger. Clicking this button minimizes all windows, and clicking it a second time restores them.
Window management in Windows 7 has several new features: Aero Snap maximizes a window when it is dragged to the top, left, or right of the screen. Dragging windows to the left or right edges of the screen allows users to snap software windows to either side of the screen, such that the windows take up half the screen. When a user moves windows that were snapped or maximized using Snap, the system restores their previous state. Snap functions can also be triggered with keyboard shortcuts. Aero Shake hides all inactive windows when the active window's title bar is dragged back and forth rapidly.
According to the official Microsoft documentation -us/windows/hardware/gg463525.aspx, all its OSs starting from Windows Server 2003 SP1 support volumes with GPT markup as the data disks. However, only 64-bit Windows versions installed on motherboards supporting the new UEFI specification (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) are able to boot from a GPT volume. Thus, it will not be possible to install or boot Windows from a GPT disk on older computers with classic BIOS firmware.
You can use something like -hack-bootmgr-to-boot-windows-in-bios-to-gpt/page-2#entry184489 to get rid of the flash drive. Post in -setup/320700-boot-windows-7-8-gpt-bios-system-no-hybrid-mbrs-duet.html if you want anymore help.
On your DVD (say D:) there will be D:\sources\install.wim . Use something like -Installing-from-wim-files-directly-using-imagex-exe to apply the image to H drive. You can also use -tutorials/windows-7/Deploying-Windows-7-Part2.html.
So now i have setup 2 ntfs partitions and am in the recovery. But how can i Dsim windows 8.1 to the disk? Or should i use imagex.exe which i can download somewhere.And thank you for your great and fast support
What will happen or how can MBR be converted to GPT if has more than one Windows? All windows are 32Bits. I use Grub2 to boot each one and hide system partitiojs of the others (isolating windows systems). I also have a Linux 32 bits on that disk.
I did not have the original OEM ISO but was able to install Windows on my new 4TB drive by making a backup of my old 1TB MBR drive using a windows recovery CD and a backup on my external drive. Once I converted the new 4tb drive to GPT, I could not use the recovery CD to get to the recovery dos commands to make a bootable USB key. I had to put the old 1TB drive back in, then boot into the recovery CD, then make the USB boot key. Then, I swapped back in the 4TB GPT drive, and it all worked!
Thanks a lot. I successfully boot to windows on GPT disk with this method.But I want to know how to use grub2 to boot windows directly from gpt disk, without the need to plug usb drive everytime.
Thank you, WindowsOSHub. USB boot fix worked for me after I replaced my AM3+ UEFI motherboard with an AM3+ BIOS motherboard. (I wanted to re-use my CPU and RAM for cheap).The new motherboard could not boot the HDD with Win 10, because of GPT partition.I downloaded the MSWin10 installation media and made a Win 10 USB boot disk, using another working PC.I then used the Win 10 USB to boot my new motherboard.I then transferred the win boot files to another blank USB drive.Using this new boot USB drive, I restarted PC, and my old Windows booted OK.Windows then reactivated on line, and all updates went smoothly.PC will NOT boot windows without the boot USB. But that is acceptable for my desktop.