Adding DMI string in Virtual PC 2007

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  1. ameykelkar

    ameykelkar MDL Member

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    I am installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a Genuine Windows 7 via Virtual PC....
    So can I use this ? Will it affect my Windows 7 ?
     
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  2. Tito

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    If ur using Windows Virtual PC, then it has the "Microsoft" slp string already!! U can then use this tool without any hassle..... but if u wanna use XP Pro SP3 in it, then why not u use XP Mode???
     
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  3. ameykelkar

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    Can anyone tell me how to add a DMI string for BIOS of Virtual PC 2007
     
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  6. ameykelkar

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    Does this tool affect the system files ??
    Can I run the sfc /scannow command in the console.
    Cause when I runned the command it was asking me to insert the Windows XP Professional CD into the Drive to copy some files..
    Please help!
     
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  7. ameykelkar

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    Reasons

    The reasons are:

    1. I want to try out Windows XP MCE 2005 and Windows XP Home Retail edition and activate it personally.
    The reason for doing this is that it will help me build the thread which I created The Windows XP Repository

    Thanks a lot!!

    PS: I switched from Windows Virtual PC to Virtual PC 2007 reason being there is no GUI interface for attaching a Floppy Drive or a Floppy Image.. which I require in order to install older version of Windows!! :biggrin:
     
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  8. ameykelkar

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    But brother Virtual PC 2007 shows me C&C Genuine SLP !!
     
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  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    See PM. You cannot activate the MCE (or home as I understand) with the Genuine OEMBIOS sets..MCE needs sets valid for Server 2k3 to activate. There is a thread for the necessary files..
     
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  11. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    See previous replies..Genuine does not work with MCE for sure, and likely Home as well. You need certain SLP string and server2k3 oembios sets for MCE..
     
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  12. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    MCE = Media Center Edition = Windows Professional + MCE additions, no need for 2k3 oembios files....
    i guess you are confused with WHS 1.x
     
  13. ameykelkar

    ameykelkar MDL Member

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    Can you take an effort to make a list or better give a link to which all SLP string does MCE 2005 and Home doesn't work with ?

    Is there an easy way to add a SLP string to Virtual PC 2007 without modding the BIOS.
    I have tried adding DMI String... But that doesn't work too. :(
     
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  14. ameykelkar

    ameykelkar MDL Member

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    Yes I used VLK - OEMBIOS Changer by 911medic
     
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  15. Oz

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    MCE is XP Pro, not server.
     
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  17. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I am aware, thank you....Closer to XP Home in my opinion...I use a different oembios set to activate the HP MCE version...
     
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  18. FreeStyler

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    #18 FreeStyler, May 24, 2011
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    What does MGADIAG report within the guest OS?

    Code:
    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    
     
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  20. urie

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    @ FreeStyler I already uploaded Virtual_PC_2007_SLP1.0_and_SLP2.0_guide_rev1.1.pdf in this Post two days ago I don't think he read pdf file :(