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Installing multiple PCs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've just purchased 5 Dell PCs that need identical software setup. I prepared one (Win7 updates, software installs etc) and created a backup image using the Win7 backup tool. I used the Win7 startup recovery DVD to install this image on a second PC. Everything seems to be working fine but the two PC's now have the same product-id (and the option to change the id in System isnt there).

    Will this become an issue? Can I somehow authenticate these PCs using the keys that came with them?

    Regards,

    Casper

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:15 AM

Answers

  • Please post an MGADiag report - of one of the copies, rather than the original.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:58 AM
    Moderator
  • 1. Click on the Start button and in the Search programs and files box type in:  slui.exe 3

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

    3. Enter the genuine Windows 7 product key found on the COA label affixed to the Dell PC chassis.


    Carey Frisch



    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 6:43 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Please post an MGADiag report - of one of the copies, rather than the original.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:58 AM
    Moderator
  • 1. Click on the Start button and in the Search programs and files box type in:  slui.exe 3

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

    3. Enter the genuine Windows 7 product key found on the COA label affixed to the Dell PC chassis.


    Carey Frisch



    Wednesday, December 24, 2014 6:43 PM
    Moderator