Best way to preactiviate?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by danyo1337, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. danyo1337

    danyo1337 MDL Junior Member

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    I have an XP Media Center 2005 disc and I want to preactivate it for an old crappy laptop. What's the best way?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    There is no "best way". There is only ONE way, and that is OEM SLP key

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  3. danyo1337

    danyo1337 MDL Junior Member

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    Nevermind, I figured it out. Figuring out the right key to match the oem bios files was a bitch though.
     
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    sebus MDL Guru

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    Which part was difficult?
    key does NOT matter, it is not tied to oembios set in any way

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  5. danyo1337

    danyo1337 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 danyo1337, Aug 20, 2010
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    Maybe the keys are version specific? I don't know, but for some reason I had to try about 20 keys before it accepted.

    EDIT: The page I found them on sucked and labeled the keys wrong!
     
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    sebus MDL Guru

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