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Re-image OEM installed Windows 7 PC’s

09/08/2010 Leave a comment

Today i have investigated if Microsoft licensing allows to reimage pre installed Windows 7 OEM machines with a new Windows 7 image using VLK media.

Microsoft fully allows this cause each Microsoft license included a reimage right provided that the same version is used. So for example OEM professional -> VLK professional.

You need at least to have one VLK license of the product to obtain install media and a VLK license key.

A VLK has a limited number of activations. When this number is reached or too low you can contact Microsoft Activation Center or send an email to and include your agreement information, customer name and contact information, business justification for the additional activations requested (i.e.: re-imaging), the product key and the amount of additional activations you would like to have added to the key

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Categories: Microsoft, Windows 7

Windows 7 GOD Mode

04/01/2010 Leave a comment

Windows 7 has a ‘God Mode’ feature.

God Mode is a simple folder that brings all aspects of Windows 7 control in a single place. It collects all of the Control Panel functions, interface customization, accessibility options, just about every aspect of controlling Windows 7 into a single place.

God Mode is easy to set up too, just do this:

  • Create a new folder anywhere.
  • Rename the folder by pasting this name exactly as it appears (copy it first):
  • GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


Categories: Windows 7

Upgrade Windows 7 RC to RTM

09/09/2009 Leave a comment

Although Microsoft says it is not possible to upgrade Windows 7 RC (or beta) to Windows 7 RTM it is possible with a little tweak to an installation file.

This is how it’s done:

1. Copy the contents of the ISO or DVD to a separate storage location (such as a bootable USB storage device, a separate partition or whatever)
2. Open the file \sources\cversion.ini in a text editor and modify the MinClient number to a number lower than the version Windows 7 that you want to upgrade from – so for the beta you would set this to something like 6900.
3. Save the file and then run the install routine from the location with the modified file


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