Cannot Activate WHS

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Spretti, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Spretti

    Spretti MDL Novice

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    Hi all, have now been trying to activate my WHS for 3 days without success. Here what i have done. Updated the BIOS with SLIC 1.0 for XP (HP.BIN). The OEMBIOS changer says with the check SLP strings "Windows XP OEMBIOS F:ASUS OEMBIOS.CAT CRC= 2411858C and F: Genuine OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=8B2EBECB. I have now tried these with OEMBIOS changer and still the activation is nagging. Do i need to make a fresh install or what might be wrong? Motherboard is an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe:confused: Still 23 days to go
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    XP does not use SLIC, but SLP 1.0

    WHS needs Server 2003 oembios set & NOT XP one!!!!

    I believe there is NO Asus set available, but you have a choice of few here

    sebus
     
  3. Spretti

    Spretti MDL Novice

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    #3 Spretti, Aug 6, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
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    Sorry Sebus but how do i insert the correct file in to bios found on that page and i have tried with HP 2003 CRC-D107C3EA set. I think the problem is my Bios mod
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Yes, you need to make a BIOS mod with SLP string Hewlett-Packard, or easier, flash with original BIOS & then use the Tatoo CD (also in XP stickies)

    sebus
     
  5. Spretti

    Spretti MDL Novice

    Jun 22, 2009
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    I got it working with correct Bios files. Thanks for pushing me to correct direction.