Compaq OEM disc

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Evgeniy, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    Hello i have problem.

    I have a Compaq Evo N1020v with oem sticker on it but lost the cd.

    Could you point me in the right direction so i can make a matching oem install cd.

    now i am trying to install it with a lenovo oem disk but that will be an epic fail i think.
     
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  2. zahnoo

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  3. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    Lenovo oem did not activate as i predicted.

    But it did give me an option to activate via key and did activate through internet.

    I am still interested in procedure from my first post so anyone.....

    Thx
     
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    #4 Evgeniy, Apr 14, 2011
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    And that is what exactly? (HP link up there)
     
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  5. urie

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    #5 urie, Apr 14, 2011
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    Information on Compaq / Hp recovery prcedures i,e, you may have recovery partition and would not need XP cd. Or download oembios.exe from The-Windows-XP-OEMBIOS-Archive run it to get crc value of required oembios files you can then replace the oembios files in the i386 folder on the Lenovo oem cd and change serial number in Winnt.sif file to microsoft one found in How-To-Create-PRO-OEM-SLP-CD I am asumming it is windows xp pro not home.

    Check out Windows XP Pro OEM/SP3 Archive (Untouched ISOs) first.
     
  6. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    #6 zahnoo, Apr 14, 2011
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    Your post concerned recovery in that you said you "lost the cd"; Compaq provides for recovery disk creation. The link points you (as you requested) to solutions about getting and using recovery disk(s). There are multiple scenarios listed. But you also mentioned an installation disk. They are not the same thing.

    A recovery disk will do exactly as named; recovery your system back to its original OEM state. An installation disk, while installing an OS, will not "recover" your original OEM state. An installation disk can be created to install programs, drivers and etc, but strictly speaking it's still not the "recovery" disk. A recovery disk either comes with the computer or is created by an OEM program on the computer or is bought from the OEM. Computers with recovery partitions may or may not come with a recovery disk or a program to create them.

    Links to OS installation .iso files are on this site. Burning that downloaded .iso file to CD or DVD will create and installation disk but it likely will not have all the drivers that were a part of the OEM OS installation.
     
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  7. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    There is no recovery partition its to old to have it. (I allways clone bit by bit my drives with recovery partitions or just boot partition and recovery partition)

    Will try with a unattended pro version i made with nlite and see will that work for me or i need to download one from repository.

    Will check links and report back.

    Thx
     
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  8. urie

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    You need correct oembios files none will preactivate without them.
     
  9. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    Know all that.

    will slipstream drivers in the image.

    I was thinking what urie said.

    Thx
     
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  10. Evgeniy

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    Know that from vista and 7.

    Will check back after i get home.
     
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  11. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Vista/7 doesnt require any oembios files but a marker called SLIC :)

    Check my thread and see if you can find an iso that will activate your computer.