Can I 'unbrand' a Dell XP CD to OEM version?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by robby2k9, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. robby2k9

    robby2k9 MDL Novice

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    I have a DELL XP HOME SP2 CD which is quite nice as it has SATA support integrated.
    I would like to remove the Dell branding & turn it into an OEM version.
    I have an OEM key from a 'home built' machine that's been scrapped, unfortunatly the disc was scrapped too.
    Is it possible to do this?
     
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    stream MDL Member

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    Do you plan to install the 'unbranded' win XP Home with SP2 on a branded machine or the 'home built' one?

    If branded, then which one?
     
  3. robby2k9

    robby2k9 MDL Novice

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    It will be a home-built machine with an old asrock mobo with AMD proc. I have knocking around.
     
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    stream MDL Member

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    Oops! :fear2:

    Removing the $OEM$ folder will also remove the Dell-integrated SATA drivers located in the $1 subfolder.

    I think this is not what robby2k9 desires! :fear:
     
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    stream MDL Member

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    It would not suffice!

    However it might be possible that the SATA drivers are not located in the $OEM$ folder of the SP2 disc, after all! :)

    I found that SATA drivers are located in the I386 folder of Dell's SP3 disc. They are referenced by TXTSETUP.SIF which is also located in the I386 folder.

    I replaced the 4 OEMBIOS files, edited WINNT.SIF & removed the following files to make it into a generic OEM disc with integrated SATA drivers:

    *$OEM$\DELLBUTN.HTM
    *$OEM$\DELLSUPPORT.ICO
    *$OEM$\E-WTRMRK.GIF
    *$OEM$\SOL_CENT.JPG
    *$OEM$\VERSION
    *I386\!DELL_XP.CAB
    *I386\!DPCHFEN.CAB
    *I386\!PCVENXP.CAB
     
  6. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    @stream,

    Thanks. I have a Dell disk that I was thinking of doing similarly. Which oembios files did you slip in ?
     
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    stream MDL Member

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    #7 stream, Jan 30, 2012
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    I replaced the Dell ones with ASUS (modded GigaByte BIOS).

    But it should work with any of the file sets in crypto's win XP OEMBIOS archive provided it matches the OEM SLP string in your BIOS found using the OEMBIOS tool updated by FreeStyler.