Activate a Windows XP OEM that I have transfered to a Hyper-V virtual machine

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  1. SLRVision39

    SLRVision39 MDL Member

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    #1 SLRVision39, Jun 15, 2010
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    Hi,
    I'm having a problem.
    I have made a copy of a hard drive that was running a Windows XP Pro OEM version using SnapShot.de
    I have created a new Hyper-V Windows 2008 R2 VM and restored my copy in this VM
    The XP is starting well but it's asking me to activate it.
    My main problem : I don't have any way to install the network driver.
    Booting in Safe mode doesn't allow me to install any driver.
    I've tried the phone activation but it tells me that my XP is not genuine.
    I just need this computer to check it's previous configuration that I've changed (integrated in a new AD and renamed)
    Can someone tell me what I can do to activate it or to remove the need to activate it please ?
    Thanks
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #2 sebus, Jun 15, 2010
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    Easy, just read this and this about SLP string in Hyper-V

    sebus
     
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    #3 SLRVision39, Jun 15, 2010
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    Can't I find another solution than hacking my VMWP.EXE to activate this Windows XP ?
    It's just a simple Windows XP.... I have a valid VLK key, is there a solution to turn this OEM version to VLK ? (I have found the other way but not this way).
    Thanks
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    If you bothered to read PRORERLY! there is no need to hack anything, simple registry entry, reboot & OEM changed does the job

    10 min MAX all in all (OK, plus the reading time)

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    #5 SLRVision39, Jun 16, 2010
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    I usually bother to read everything.....
    In my case, I have tried copying the OEMBIOS files in the VHD but I cannot see them when I boot the VM in Safe Mode... Those files are displayed when I mount the VHD, not displayed when I boot the VHD. But you'll probably tell me I haven't read PROPERLY
     
  6. sebus

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    Did you make registry change in the HOST registry? Add Hewlett-Packard string

    Did you use the VLK and OEMBIOS changer... (from the stickies, do not copy the files by hand unless you know what you are doing!) with HP oembios fileset?

    If you did both correctly then (with reboot of the host in between) your XP running inside Hyper-V will be OEM activated just fine

    sebus
     
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    No, you only need a simple registry entry OR "adjusted" (technically it is not cracked) exe

    When you copy files inside attached vhd & then detach this vhd, the copied files stay there (they do NOT get magically deleted). You sure the display hidden etc files is ON? No AV is at work etc?

    Then boot the .vhd in safe mode, run the changer, reboot & you are done.

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    OK, I installed the "adjusted" version, not the cracked one.
    I'm sure that I display all hidden files or else.... I know nothing disappears magically but I'll make screen captures to show you... tomorrow.
    Good evening
     
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    OK, I have reinstalled everything and copied back the files
    Started the VM in safe mode and it's ok now
    Thanks
     
  11. sebus

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    Good to know, still think that registry entry is way much more elegant thatn "adjusted2 EXE

    sebus