Help! changed OEM Bios files - now it asks to activte

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by BuonaDomenica, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    after OEM bios files change it asks me to activate upon login. Hope I can get the computer back to normal again???

    I'm having a real problem here. I have an Acer desktop Model AM1641 that came with Windows Vista but I installed XP on it. Now I came across the OEM Bios changer and thought to convert the VLK to OEM on the Acer.

    when I ran the program the Acer file it showed 717B6EF3 (Acer) and no other numbers. So I put those files in the uncompressed folder and ran the change program but it said OEM.cat missing. I got those files from a torrents.

    Then I used a different Acer sting 700A8481 and that ran just fine but upon reboot I get the Windows Product activation screen.

    any suggestions? Is there no SLP in the Bios??

    I have to dig on the Acer Taiwan Website to find the Bios for the desktop. It's all in Chinese so it will take me a while to translate with Goole the pages.


    thanks
    BD
     
  2. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    fixed it as I found the correct OEM 717B6EF3 in the OEM Bios thread.

    whew. that was a close call since that is not my computer.

    thanks

    BD
     
  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #3 911medic, Nov 3, 2009
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    If you used my tool, it will back up the present files before it changes to what you like. Very easy to revert back to VLK then..

    Did you read the readme before changing, or use another changer..??

    See stickies..http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077
     
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  4. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    yes, I have used your tool and it always works great but this time I think it was user error on my end. I should have never loaded a different OEM Bios files number then that was given from the output at option number 1.

    For some reason 717B6EF3 for Acer which I got from the OEM Bios files through a torrent seems to be damaged and does not work. So I just loaded another Acer number which I found and that was not even listed in the output.

    I did not know that it does make a backup but I will keep that in mind in the future. So far I have converted many PC's with your tool and it always worked and so far I only had troubles with two Acer Desktops.

    thanks again for the great tool.

    BD
     
  5. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Glad to hear it works for you...You can always make your own backup also, play with the options a bit..it is helpful if you need reinstall and such..
     
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