Convert Windows Home Server PP3 Trial to OEM?

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  1. jjfern

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    #101 jjfern, Nov 3, 2010
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    OK can someone please help me I've been trying to activate the Windows Home Server trial for over a week now with no joy. My motherboard is Asus M3N78-VM. Can someone please tell me where I'm going wrong. I have used the tool How-to-Modify-Your-Own-Bios-Using-AMI-Mod-Tool-and-Award-Mod-Tool to modify my bios with HP SLIC. Is there any way to confirm that this has worked as my oembios.exe output only states the following;

    Windows XP OEMBIOS Test v1.0/168/66 (C) 2007 severach @ msfn forums
    F:ASUS OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=2411858C
    These Royalty OEM install CD's should preactivate (SLP) on your system.
    Lines starting with E: are not reliably detected when running under Windows

    Any help would be gratefully recieved. Thank you
     
  2. Tito

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    #102 Tito, Nov 3, 2010
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    @jjfern

    It is clear that the cd failed to tattoo ur bios with the HP string... however I also tried to do the same on a similar asus board and it failed... seems that bios mod is the only option to add HP string... if u want, I will do it for u... because its bios was modded before and can be found in this forum, but the bios was too old....
     
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  4. jjfern

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    Thank you. So after flashing my BIOS do I just follow the instructions on page 4 of this thread to convert Windows Home Server PP3 Trial to OEM but use the HP 2003 R2 CRC-D107C3E oembios files? What do I do about the forth step, do I leave pid.inf alone or edit it and if so what OEM:SLP key do I edit it with?
    Thank you again
     
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  6. jjfern

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    I tried WHS HP Change but still no joy, I still get asked for activation. Is there any way to confirm my BIOS has been modded ass my oembios.exe output only states the following;

    Windows XP OEMBIOS Test v1.0/168/66 (C) 2007 severach @ msfn forums
    F:ASUS OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=2411858C
    These Royalty OEM install CD's should preactivate (SLP) on your system.
    Lines starting with E: are not reliably detected when running under Windows

    The BIOS sent by Tito aslo contains a file called HP.XRM-MS. Is there any way to use this file to activate WHS?
    Thanks for everybodies help
     
  7. FreeStyler

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  8. jjfern

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    i don't know how do i check for that?
     
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    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    If you just followed the link i included in my post, you would not have to ask that ;)
     
  11. jjfern

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    I have tried the program but am attempting to upload the screen grabs from it but need to have 20 posts
     
  12. jjfern

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    Tried that tool but i think there is a problem with asus motherboards so didn't work. I would be most grateful if someone could mod my bios correctly for me so i can activate WHS.
    My orginal bios is on the previous page post #119
    Thank you for all your help so far
     
  13. Tito

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