Converting a factory Dell XP Pro SP3 Reinstall cd to Gateway

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  1. crayoxide

    crayoxide MDL Novice

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    #1 crayoxide, Jan 21, 2010
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    I've been sifting through the previous posts and I found a lot of information on how to flip Retail to VLK, etc and it may be something so simple that it is not mentioned because it is obvious.

    :D

    Everything in our fleet is new from Dell, so I have a ton of these factory reinstall cd's. Recently, we got a pallet of used Gateway's sans OS and I want to put them into service by converting a Dell reinstall cd to run on the Gateway.

    I found this thread to pull data without an installed OS: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/15225-Checking-for-SLP-without-Windows-installed

    ... and I was able to get this information:
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    F:Gateway OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=A04597C6
    F:Gateway & eMachines OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=C86378C7
    F:Genuine OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=8B2EBECB
    I have a vague ideal that I will need to reburn the cd after replacing some files, but I don't know what those would be or what to do with the CRC info yet.

    Are there any RTFM/FAQ/links that someone could point me to on how to get this done?

    Thanks.
     
  2. crayoxide

    crayoxide MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the help, cd burning as I type.

    Why download the uncompressed files, out of curiosity?
     
  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    I dunno, for a single replacement as yours the compressed would have worked just fine, uncompressed files are more suitable for multi oem systems, eg Google 'oemscan' and find the topic over @msfn to get more details on that.