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We use Dell Computers here and we are wanting to create a standard Desktop Image for Deployment. We only have the OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional that ships with each system.

I understand about using the AIK to create the answer file but my question is about what "Product Key" to use in the answer file, if any ??

We don't want to run into any activation issues after the fact.

Any insight would be very helpful.

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OEM copies of Windows each need a seperate Product ID.

If I recall correctly, you can enter system deatils and the Product IDs in WAIK and it will automatically map Product IDs to hardware.

Another option is to have the Windows 7 installer prompt the user at install time and teach the user how to find the Product ID when needed. Maybe Dell has attached the Product ID on a sticker somewhere on the systems.

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