Any luck with OEM SLP in XP Mode for Win7 Home Premium?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by theragu40, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. theragu40

    theragu40 MDL Novice

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    Hey everyone...this site and these forums have been a wealth of information for me, so first of all I'd like to thank all of you for that. I love tinkering, and the sheer amount of knowledge shared on these boards is a great help to people like me.

    That being said, I'm a little stuck. I stumbled across this while trying to figure out how to get virtual apps running in Win7 Home Premium. I went through all the instructions, and everything seems to be working fine.

    Except that I cannot get XP Mode to activate. I've tried using compressed OEM bios files, uncompressed OEM bios files, and I have double and triple checked that I am using the correct ones (I am using Microsoft-B4FFCA38.rar). Yet every time I run the OEMBIOS changer and restart the computer I get that horrible "30 days till you must activate" popup when the VM starts itself back up.

    Supposedly Windows Virtual PC has the Microsoft OEM SLP in it...can anyone confirm that they have successfully done an install of XP and gotten it to automatically activate?

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. 911medic

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  3. theragu40

    theragu40 MDL Novice

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    Hey, thanks very much for the quick reply!

    Perhaps this is a ridiculous question, but treat me like a noob please...won't I have issues running the XP mode image from Win7 Home Premium? I just assumed it would realize it was on Home Premium and toss me an "lol fail" error. Will it actually run? If so, then by god I'll just go do that. I never imagined Microsoft would make it as simple as finding a direct download link to the XP Mode ISO.
     
  4. 911medic

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    Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home premium (some say starter???) are included in the XP Mode distro..it should be fine..see the page I linked and follow the directions..

    I have run it on a laptop, I like VMWare and my own XP OEM distro better..I think I have better interaction between OS...
     
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  5. theragu40

    theragu40 MDL Novice

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    Well, I will give it a shot and return with the results. Thank you!
     
  6. 911medic

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    Just follow the directions and the XP mode will work...
     
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  7. urie

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    I have a different situation, im using MS virtual pc 2007 sp1 with modded bios for dell SLIC 2.1 and SLP 1.0. i can use the XP mode vhd file but it still comes up needing activation i have ran oembios.exe only oembios info that comes up is dell nothing for MS. Don't get me wrong like 911medic i use my own xp OEM iso's i take it the MS oembios string must have been overwritten with bios mod or is MS windows 7 virtual pc and MS virtual PC 2007 different MS oembios strings.
     
  8. sebus

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    urie, here is what you need

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    #10 urie, Feb 9, 2010
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    Thanks sebus, got it added :D no more activation probs.
    Code:
    Windows XP OEMBIOS Test v1.1/273/106 (C) 2007-2010 severach @ msfn forums
    F:Acer OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=717B6EF3
    F:Acer Travelmate OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=700A8481
    F:Alienware OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=CE524ABD
    F:Asus OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=2411858C
    F:Asus OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B20C65BF
    F:Benq OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B55014F0
    F:Compaq OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=A5E32571
    F:Dell System OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=63875D1F
    F:Dell System OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=87870F5A
    F:Dell System OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B6F0EEFD
    F:Founder PC OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=239141C0
    F:Founder PC OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=3A0C0121
    F:Fujitsu OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=D2D64C41
    F:Fujitsu Siemens OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=10045CFA
    F:Fujitsu Siemens OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=E161F004
    F:Fujitsu-PC OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=5132CB71
    F:Fujitsu-PC OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=9CF90CA8
    F:Fujitsu-PC OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=BACB9A77
    F:Gateway OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=A04597C6
    F:Gateway & eMachines OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=C86378C7
    F:Genuine OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=8B2EBECB
    F:HaierComputer OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=A94BE5ED
    F:HedyComputer OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=162C7931
    F:Hewlett-Packard OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=06D652A4
    F:HP & Compaq OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=CD4E1902
    F:IBM Corporation OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=D7A77612
    F:Legend Dragon OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=7B06BD13
    F:Legend Dragon OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=AA3E00F6
    F:Lenovo OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=5237B729
    F:LG Electronics OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=8D3A3465
    F:Medion OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=06485F9D
    F:Microsoft OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=B4FFCA38
    F:MSI OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=CBD82950
    F:NEC Computers OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=678752DC
    F:NEC Computers OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=E32D3612
    F:Samsung OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=904CF15A
    F:Sony Corporation OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=376E13C7
    F:TCL OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=D99F7B12
    F:Toshiba OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=A16F9D62
    F:Tsinghua Tongfang Computer OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=7870B3C6
    These Royalty OEM install CD's should preactivate (SLP) on your system.
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    It's ok :)

    When I have some time I will try to give sebus' thing a shot. I'm not sure exactly what he is talking about in that post, but a little reading sure cure that ailment. I'll post back here when I get somewhere.

    Thanks!
     
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  13. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    for VMware you need a coup-le of things..

    VMware 6.X

    a patcher for the VMX file..HERE

    the OEMBIOS changer...HERE

    any oembios file you may want....HERE


    I think the functionality is similar, if not better in my opinion


    A list of all SLP available with the multi slp selected..

     
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    #16 uradodah, Mar 18, 2010
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    I know this thread is around a month old or so, but I'm amazed at how hard people are making this Windows 7/Windows XP Mode situation.

    In today's world, we either have an old PC that still does - or used to - have a Windows XP installation on it. Or - it's very easy to find a friend who has a PC that has/had XP on it. It doesn't matter if it's XP Pro, Media Center Edition, etc.

    If you can find the sticker on the PC or notebook that has the Windows XP registration key on it (it's usually green in color), you can use that key to validate the XP Pro SP3 download from Microsoft's website - along with downloading Virtual PC if you need it. And - no - it's not required to have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise installed in order to make this work.

    Just go to Microsoft's official Virtual PC/Windows XP Mode website and - assuming you DON'T have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise installed (I use Home Premium) - just select Windows 7 Ultimate in the first drop down and select your language in the next drop down.

    A pop-up will prompt you to validate your existing installation of Windows 7. Assuming you're using a valid installation of Windows 7, the validation will process just fine and you'll then be presented with the links to both the XP Pro SP3 (MS WinXP Mode) and Virtual PC downloads. It DOESN'T MATTER which version of Windows 7 you're using. Microsoft just wants to validate that it's genuine.

    Download both files. Install Virtual PC. Then, install the pre-configured WinXP Mode next. During the installation of XP Pro/XP Mode, it will error out saying something like "You aren't using the correct version of Windows 7 to install WinXP Mode. Please click this link to upgrade...". HOWEVER - IT STILL INSTALLED - IT'S JUST SAYING YOU CAN'T USE IT YET!

    The workaround is very easy...

    1. Click on "Windows Virtual PC" in the Start Menu/Programs list to begin accessing Virtual PC in Windows Explorer.
    2. Select "Create Virtual Machine" at the top of the window.
    3. Name it WindowsXP Mode - or whatever you want.
    4. As you follow the wizard, a couple clicks of the "Next" button later, you'll be at the "Add a virtual hard disk" window.
    5. At this point, choose "USE AN EXISTING VIRTUAL HARD DISK" and select "Browse" to locate the installation directory of the original WinXP Pro/WinXP Mode installation that failed just a bit ago. It should be located at something similar to "C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode". Inside that folder is a file called "Windows XP Mode base.vhd". Select it as your EXISTING VIRTUAL HARD DISK and continue working your way through the wizard.
    6. Eventually, Windows XP Pro SP3 will start up and you'll be presented with the registration (Activation) boxes where your PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED OLD XP KEY needs to be inserted. Again, it doesn't matter what version the key comes from - even OEM keys work!
    7. Type in the old XP key, select the validate button and everything will process correctly.

    Viola! You're good to go and can now configure your newly installed Windows XP Mode on your NON-Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise installation.

    There's absolutely NO NEED to fuss around with all this stupid BIOS changing crap. My installation has been working flawlessly for a long time now.

    Sometimes people really over-think this kind of stuff. I mean, really...