Dell Vista Disk with other oem License

xandout

New Member
Hey all I have a question, I run a small computer shop and i primarily use Dell Vista Home Premium disks as i work on alot of dells

Is it possible to strip the specific oem info from the disk? or can i use an OEM key with a retail install? The customer will be here at 9 AM which is like ten hours from now. Any and all helpp would be great thanks all
 

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usasma

Old and cranky
Vista Guru
AFAIK you can't use an OEM key on a retail install.
You can install the Dell OEM disk on other computers - and then use these steps to remove the Dell branding:

From this link: Remove 'Dell Logo' from System Information - Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Found out you can also edit:
C:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\oobe.xml

And the registry keys:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\OEMInformation
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
NT\Winsat\WindowsExperienceIndexOEMInfo
 

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wheelsmith

Power User
note you may have to adjust the install script, vender oem installs can customize the install to Specific machines, drivers/av/restore sectors etc. if it hangs/blues out on you look in to that.
 

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