Existing WHS eval. installation: Tattooed and used oembios changer, what now?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by joykill, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Guys!

    Thanks to Tito I finally managed to get around to tatooing and changing the oem files on my server. Is that all I need to make my evaluation copy "permanent" (no rebooting and whatnot)? I started getting a message about the server not being genuine about a week ago, and it started rebooting every other hour. Now that I have made this little tweak to it Im hoping thats going away :)
    If not, is there anything else I can do? And is there any way I can remove the evaluation copy stamp on the desktop?

    Cheers!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    How about you stop pretending to be silly & just read this?

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  3. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Thanks! I have read it, but since I am quite a confused person I cannot connect how to carry out those instructions on an already existing installation :-(
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    I think that is exactly what sebus meant, just start over, only this time in the right order ;)
    Make sure you follow the revised guide
     
  5. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Argh! Thanks guys, youre doing a terrific job!
     
  6. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    BTW, would a reinstall with a DVD made with your method suffice, or do I need to do a full wipe?
     
  7. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    If i am not mistaken, setup does this on it's own so you should not have to wipe it previously
     
  8. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Nice, thanks.
    Ok, do I have this right?
    1. Tattoo bios with HP stuff
    2. reinstall with your modified DVD with HP oem files
    3. Done?
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Likely yes, but if the setup does NOT re-run over existing install, then wipe would be necessary

    sebus
     
  10. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Thanks! Ive decided for a new system disk, so the problem is no longer an issue :)