Activating Windows XP that is already installed?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by iNO12, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. iNO12

    iNO12 MDL Member

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    Hi guys,

    This may be a bad question but I am new to this. My friend has installed Windows XP SP3 (the official MS retail one) as a trial (no serial number was entered during setup). Anyway, he has an Acer SLIC 1.0 (or SLP as some call it) in his BIOS. Is it possible to use the OEMBIOS files to activate it? I've read guides but they are for adding OEMBIOS files to the actual setup disk. If it is possible, how would I go about doing it?

    Thanks,
    iNO12
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #2 911medic, Oct 23, 2009
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    This is what the tool is for...http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077

    Any questions should be answered in the readme..
     
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    iNO12 MDL Member

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    #3 iNO12, Oct 25, 2009
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply! :)

    Was wondering if you could help me a bit more. I have read that post you linked to and the readme file that comes with the tool but I am a bit confused.

    I am new to XP activation and after reading it I have no idea what steps to do. I have an Acer SLP 1.0 in the BIOS, so I have obtained the Acer OEMBIOS Uncompressed files. I understand I need to place these in the folder, which I can do fine. But what options would I choose in the tool?

    It is for a RETAIL SP3 Windows XP that has already been installed (trial, no key entered), i'd just like to activate it using the oembios files. :D

    Thanks,
    iNO12
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Put the oembios files in the uncompressed folder, and run the tool to activate a xp professional install. It is really that simple.
     
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