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Re: Where to get Window 7?

#31 Post by 789 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:06 pm

dr_st wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:13 am
That's what some of the generic installation CDs / loaders are doing. The legality of this is questionable.
I just about learned something here.
So the makers of better installation ISOs are not enigma code-breakers; or slic inserters. They merely acquired installation DVDs of every OEM brand, copied the "xxxxx.xrm-ms" files and incorporated them into their installation media, then modified the installation process to read the code in the BIOS, then see if there is a corresponding xxxxx.xrm-ms file, then proceed with the installation as if the installation .ISO came from that particular OEM.

(since there is no "gateway.xrm-ms" such DVD would not install pre-activated Win 7 on a Gateway laptop)

?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<r:license xmlns:r="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-R-NS" licenseId="{36bb40b7-1790-4137-937d-6fdcab4f0608}" xmlns:sx="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-SX-NS"
xmlns:mx="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-MX-NS" xmlns:sl="http://www.microsoft.com/DRM/XrML2/SL/v2" xmlns:tm="http://www.microsoft.com/DRM/XrML2/TM/v2">
<r:title>OEM Certificate</r:title>

<r:grant>
<sl:binding>
<sl:data Algorithm="msft:rm/algorithm/bios/4.0">
kgAAAAAAAgBMRU5PVk8BAAEAaRZKn7FLOvuAIKqvxPk+wYBJ7mplJnIezb9fL5bWwAqS9Qa1ALI7KQLiTI3C8rxBd5xw8PMbCdJjWtyog/heyRWV+fr93AW3TWd/LbOEMyDh0Xk
qp2p30bYgKnZCxdXptkNAVUTDyTeZX0GXcPPR9gfsexopocHxkf1Ihm4+zss=

</sl:data>
</sl:binding>
<r:possessProperty/>
<sx:propertyUri definition="trustedOem"/>
</r:grant>

<r:issuer>
<Signature xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#">

<SignedInfo>
<CanonicalizationMethod Algorithm="http://www.microsoft.com/xrml/lwc14n"/>
<SignatureMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#rsa-sha1"/>
<Reference>
<Transforms>
<Transform Algorithm="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-R-NS:licenseTransform"/>
<Transform Algorithm="http://www.microsoft.com/xrml/lwc14n"/></Transforms>
<DigestMethod Algorithm="http://www.w3.org/2000/09/xmldsig#sha1"/>
<DigestValue>/A8xsgOKXrGblQhnUX2SSdRgNy4=</DigestValue>
</Reference>
</SignedInfo>

<SignatureValue>
kuLkCnKyqITqBlnU61GvfScsbnvg/A6NI/OTQYJZla++WLQhCj9ogu+Pn4YYGAB3gfUy/bQmFKAS86n0SylBHPNNvFoXbn8k3ak3ndOaFaT+d+vs1vdTU6WWaOsZ6rD9xXSWoFDMj
DyueNJ6mUoTWGWYSVJZYOpk8UWnMaz4yH9UsjrQ5ifdvosgLmlKvoJc4mEntDfl56rluCsyP3t2WUp69OREDAuhXqE8mD6Ib3v4boMTrLZmHt2ldCZ3rZK/amtNjTItPPoXrFk6fNU9F0
W2qNX19yXpzrwpaKwKcQ7QKy0kUjRkyg7j7gTgfAdR/aHh/eunoDFuJIltETZG4A==

</SignatureValue>

<KeyInfo>
<KeyValue>
<RSAKeyValue>
<Modulus>
sotZn+w9juKPf7bMO9rNFriB+10v/t9bo/XWG+rzoDbw/uF4INZ5rGRIitiITY/bI4rANkv4Z5hG/8VxGMbqvqcaXJqnRFda7XAjgm1z9wkgX1R/d2tXLUUUQP0J1XuSbgzR89T/lpnc5q2C
dvy7Gv2pZvAzSeLOponXc8J3zOFr0IUXBGprXKnemVk1iJBFnyQGlWG3UoSpdlF0ichBQwPx/PgoTbcZsA7Gg62BGwPx/uDA3ZgwowrPlRwfLVAO6qE9xPJqRZdRFfPHbdQjp1YAq27
wc6cTz5sPSTB1pJ4L9MD+NpvHj2OMZV5+LJ+bxZbTqhPcrzCp7ckkyD7Hzw==
</Modulus>
<Exponent>AQAB</Exponent>
</RSAKeyValue>
</KeyValue>
</KeyInfo>

</Signature>
<r:details>
<r:timeOfIssue>2006-06-17T18:22:30Z</r:timeOfIssue>
</r:details>
</r:issuer>
<r:otherInfo xmlns:r="urn:mpeg:mpeg21:2003:01-REL-R-NS">
<tm:infoTables xmlns:tm="http://www.microsoft.com/DRM/XrML2/TM/v2">
<tm:infoList tag="#global">
<tm:infoStr name="applicationId">{55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f}</tm:infoStr>
<tm:infoStr name="licenseCategory">msft:sl/PPD</tm:infoStr>
<tm:infoStr name="licenseType">msft:sl/OEMCERT</tm:infoStr>
<tm:infoStr name="licenseVersion">2.0</tm:infoStr>
<tm:infoStr name="licensorUrl">http://licensing.microsoft.com</tm:infoStr>
</tm:infoList>
</tm:infoTables>
</r:otherInfo>
</r:license>
Perhaps a real enigma code-breaker could tell what the long alpha-numeric lines mean.

This doesn't bring me any closer to finding out how and why a volume license Win 2003 .iso doesn't require activation.

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Re: Where to get Window 7?

#32 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:05 am

I slightly modified the above xrm-ms by making some lines bold.
The bold lines are the specific "key-values" that are assigned by Microsoft to a licensee, in the above case: IBM/Lenovo.
The rest (non-bold lines) is the same for all others.

As for Gateway, it bought up eMachines about 15 years ago, then Gateway itself was bought up by Acer in 2008.
But there are still emachine-gateway.xrm-ms and gateway.xrm-ms certificates available.
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Re: Where to get Window 7?

#33 Post by 789 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:36 pm

Would this make my plain installation a Lenovo OEM installation ?

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cscript slmgr.vbs -ilc lenovo.xrm-ms
(I don't want to install a Microsoft-provided Windows 7 .iso on a ThinkPad just to test it)

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