aspire 3680 serie /copy pre-installed xp actavation

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  1. dumble

    dumble MDL Member

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    Hello,

    Im fixing up an old laptop.
    Acer aspire 3680 series.

    I just updated the bios to 3216 (latest version)

    The laptop is not running fine on the current winxp home install, and I think its better to make a clean install

    This laptop came with Winxp Home (dutch) pre-installed (I think anyway). On the back of the computer there is a winxp sticker with a product key.

    Because of only 512MB of ram memory I think its better to stick with windowsXP.

    I recently downloaded the msdn version of winxp home with sp3 (dutch edition)
    Can I install this version of windows with the product key from the back? Or is this not possible. Maybe I can copy the activation files from the current install and put it in the new one.
     
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    #4 dumble, Mar 8, 2011
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    MGADiag Report:
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  3. 38956

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  4. dumble

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    #6 dumble, Mar 8, 2011
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    he 3856,

    I read the guide, but I don't really get it. I created the vbs file from your thread. I run it, and it created this OEMBIOS folder with a i386 folder in it (with some 5 files.)

    As I said, I already downloaded the official msdn winXP home with SP3 (dutch edition) ISO. Can I use this ISO? Can I not just mount this msdn ISO, copy all file to a new dir on my HD, and copy the i386 folder (created from you script) over the msdn i386 folder and then burn it again? Would that be enough?
     
  5. 38956

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    #7 38956, Mar 8, 2011
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    The ISO you have downloaded is a Retail version which doesn't accept OEM Product Keys

    You need to download a XP Home OEM installation disc or I think you can modify the Retail disc to accept OEM Keys

    The OEMBIOS files are used to pre-activated windows with the SLP product key which is in the winnt.sif file (which you can open with notepad) these are place in the i386 folder of the windows xp OEM installation disc
     
  6. 911medic

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    change setupp.ini to to OEM

    You may also need the DPCDLL.DLL and Pidgen.dll from the oembios changer tool.

    Put the five files you got from the script into the iso /I386 folder. You may have to compress the OEMBIOS and DLL files. Some of the script versions do, some dont. I have a script to compress them all if you need. Or just use makecab command.
     
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  7. dumble

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    OK, I would like to convert the msdn retail ISO to an OEM ISO. But I am not really sure how to do this though.

    What iv got now is this:

    - I mounted the msdn retail ISO, copied all files to a new folder 'WinXPHome' (so now I can modify them...)
    - I got the I386 folder with the 5 files. (created with 38956's script)


    Now what do I need to do exactly? Which files to change/compress? And how?
     
  8. 38956

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    #10 38956, Mar 9, 2011
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    1. Open WinXPHome\i386\setupp.ini in notepad and change PID Entry to OEM (see 911medic's post)
    2. Place the 5 files you got using my script and place them in the WinXPHome\i386 folder (to pre-activate windows)
    3. Replace all the files in ISO image and burn image (note: if you just burn the files to disc it will NOT be bootable as you will not have the boot image)
     
  9. 911medic

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    Using an ISO editor, you would just open the iso, add (change) the files, and save it. It remains bootable.

    I think you are making this much more difficult than it needs to be by dumping the files from the ISO. Using RyanVM tool is another good option for adding updates to the ISO and not needing to update for hours...
     
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    Are you sure you need to copy the DPCDLL.DLL and Pidgen.dll files?
    I thought it was only needed to copy those if you change from volume to oem.
     
  11. FreeStyler

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    @l2p2c2
    You are right,

    Retail vs OEM = Same , Retail/OEM vs VLK = Different
     
  12. dumble

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    #14 dumble, Mar 9, 2011
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    Ok Thanks, I created the ISO with UltraISO, so its still bootable (and edited all the files like you & 911medic said). I also added the DPCDLL.DLL and Pidgen.dll files. Do I have to remove those again?
     
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    The Retail and OEM versions of pidgen.dll and DPCDLL.DLL are the same.

    The windows installation disc needs these files so don't remove them (you just don't need to replace them as they are the same)

    see FreeStyler post above
     
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    OK, 1 more question now then.

    I can now just install my custom version of XP, during the setup I have to enter the product key from the sticker on the back of the laptop and then it will be activated?
     
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    #17 urie, Mar 9, 2011
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    No that will probably be oem COA key you need oem SLP key that ends with -36J2P-HT3T3-QPMFB

    use script from WinXP-backup-get-OEMBIOS-files-amp-create-winnt.sifand run it from desktop it will copy your existing oembios files and generate winnt.sif file with correct serial number then just add the files it makes to i386 folder with ultraiso.
     
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    #18 38956, Mar 10, 2011
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    The Disc you made should pre-activate windows and you shouldn't need to enter the product key because it's in the answer file (winnt.sif)

    Open WinXPHome\i386\winnt.sif in notepad to see
    if you have burn it to disc or mount the iso image you're create Open E:\i386\winnt.sif in notepad (where E is the drive letter of you opitical [CD/DVD] drive)

    the link on urie's post is the script i posted which you have already done.
     
  17. dumble

    dumble MDL Member

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    Yeah, I saw that. I installed it yesterday and it worked perfectly!

    Next time I will figure out how it works to slipstream more updates because after the install I still needed to do alot of windows updates. Anyway, its all working fine. And like you said there was no need of entering the key during the setup.

    Thanks for all the help!
     
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