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Imaging computers Keeping the manufacturer key when creating image

What is the best way to find out and keep the "gold key" on an image so that you do not have to enter the key for your created images and still have a valid license that was purchased with yoru device. this is for windows 7 computers
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Krypton-IT-SolutionsCommented:
Hello, If I have read correctly you just want the key from the original image? Try this web site for a Windows 7 product key finder

http://webtrickz.com/windows-7-product-key-finder/

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Software_onbekendCommented:
Is this image ment for deployment over more than one computer ?
Or is this an image for restoring the computer ?
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Mr34Author Commented:
@onbekend its ment for more than one computer.
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Mr34Author Commented:
@krypton-it-solutions Downloaded that app but it does not work. any other apps out there?
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johnb6767Commented:
ProduKey v1.53 - Recover lost Windows product key (CD-Key) and Office 2003/2007 product key
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Are you trying to sysprep an OEM image and use the key on the sticker for each system?

I don't think that is supported.....

Unsupported Sysprep scenarios
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828287

Excerpt:

OEM installation image
Microsoft does not support the use of Sysprep to create a new image of a system that was originally created by using a custom OEM installation image or by using OEM installation media. Microsoft only supports such an image if the image was created by the OEM manufacturer.
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johnb6767Commented:
Oh, and apologies if I am way off track here.....
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Mr34Author Commented:
@johnb6767 yes it applies to the latter part the image was created by the oem manufacturer. But i need to customize it. we are in the grey here =)
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Software_onbekendCommented:
If the machines are all of the same type and brand..
Perhaps you can use a third party imaging software. and after that change the SID number.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserversetup/thread/f2334733-f0f2-4392-8598-a0090a0dfbe7/

Perhaps you can test with the tool mentioned in the article ( see link above).
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Mr34Author Commented:
No luck so far guys. Are there any Pros out there that receive their purchased computers with a custom image already. How do you configure your images?
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johnb6767Commented:
Sorry, never had an OEM povide an image for us, we do our own.....
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Software_onbekendCommented:
Our ict designteam is working together with Dell to create an image for us.
The systems have installed an installation image from factory.
We only have to connect it to the network and power it up and filling 3 settings and the system will be installed together with the default business applications.

SO yes there are oem suppliers that help you to create an image...
I don't know the conditions that have to be met to get an agrement for this kind of work.
Our business is 15000 workstation wordwide all Dell.......
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Mr34Author Commented:
-The answer was not affermative. but a push in the right direction.
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