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    NEC Desktops and Windows 7 Install

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    Im installing windows 7 on around 30 or so NEC Powermate ML450 Desktop PC's and im unable to activate them via KMS as it comes up with and message saying there must be a qualifying OS. The Units cam with windows XP pro but i have formatated the Harddrive for the install. Would there be info in the BIOS that states if there is a qualifying OS on the machine? The HP units we have are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    Hi

    Im installing windows 7 on around 30 or so NEC Powermate ML450 Desktop PC's and im unable to activate them via KMS as it comes up with and message saying there must be a qualifying OS. The Units cam with windows XP pro but i have formatated the Harddrive for the install. Would there be info in the BIOS that states if there is a qualifying OS on the machine? The HP units we have are fine.

    Thanks

    Im having the same issue with some VL260's , im thinking there must be something in the bios that is preventing it somehow. Even with the latest bios update and resetting the guid with tattuuid.exe it still misbehaves.

    Strange, hopefully someone can shed some light on this.

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    I think this might be the issue.

    The url below points to a Microsoft knowledgebase article.

    You receive an error message when you try to activate Windows Vista or Windows 7 on a computer that was obtained from an OEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen.loader View Post
    I think this might be the issue.

    The url below points to a Microsoft knowledgebase article.

    You receive an error message when you try to activate Windows Vista or Windows 7 on a computer that was obtained from an OEM
    Did you ever find a work around with this? we have about 70 machines what need this doing but i am relucant to use our MAK keys. Did you get in contact with NEC about this issue?

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    Ive had this through from nec

    Unfortunately we do not have any newer BIOS nor will any be forthcoming. Windows 7 is simply not compatible with this model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Ive had this through from nec
    Just had the same after speaking to them!!!!! oh joy!



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