Help with SLP disk?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by curt6208, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. curt6208

    curt6208 MDL Novice

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    Hey just need verification, my understanding is that a xp SLP disk is like a preactivated windows disk. Do they need to be made for a specific manufacturer? Can they EVER be detected as not genuine? Will Updates run? How can I make one from a Royalty OEM disk?
     
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    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    Change oemfiles according to manufacturer
     
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  3. thebigfatgeek

    thebigfatgeek MDL Novice

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    Hello there

    I have been trying now for 3 days to create an HP OEM disk by reading through the great info that is available on this site, but I am sad to say that eventually I have to ask for help:

    I am using a modified VMware BIOS (I have used a patched BIOS) and also used a seprarate BIOS with the appropriate entry in the VMX file. Running OEMBIOS.exe I get on both the BIOS'es a CRC=CD4E1902 confirmation, as well as 00A1EECB and 3BA1556E1, therefore confirming I believe that the BIOS is seen as an HP machine.

    I used as my source the following disks:

    XP Pro VLK (SP2, SP3)
    XP Pro Retail (SP, SP3)
    Downloaded MSDN ISO, checked the SHA1 hashes to confirm the status

    I then downloaded a number of HP OEMBIOS files (compressed and uncompressed) and install the 4 key files needed in i386 folder on the CD:

    OEMBIOS.BI_
    OEMBIOS.CA_
    OEMBIOS.DA_
    OEMBIOS.SI_

    I uncompressed OEMBIOS.CA_ to extract the CAT file and tested the CRC to see it was ok, which it was

    I did not use an $OEM$ directory

    I made CD's WITH and WITHOUT a WINNT.SIF file

    I have tried every HP SLP key known to man and have everytime been stumped with a "Product Key is Invalid" message.

    I used the VLK CD I have and created a new VM and it worked fine. I then used the OEM Bios Changer tool to convert the installation using the same OEMBIOS.* files before and this worked fine converting the installation to OEM. I checked the activation status [OOBE] and that was fine.

    Now, that is one way of doing it, but I am annoyed that I have been unable to do what seems to be a fairly stock standard process for everyone else, and I would love to get this right.

    How can I check the created CD's if all the required files on the CD matches?

    Any other ideas on how to proceed? If you need more info please let me know I would be very pleased to provide what I can
     
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
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    I would use the MSDN XP Pro Retail (SP, SP3) iso and copy your oembios files you also need to edit the SETUPP.INI file in i386

    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487OEM
    
    also add winnt.sif file

    Code:
    [UserData]
    ProductKey="Add Key Here"
    
    [Data]
    MSDosInitiated=0
    UnattendedInstall=Yes
    
    [Components]
    Fax=On
     
  5. thebigfatgeek

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  7. thebigfatgeek

    thebigfatgeek MDL Novice

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    Thanks for that, I will give it a whirl and let you know. However, should I enter the same key into the Key field after receiving the "Invalid Key" message, if the OEMBIOS.* files are correct, should it not accept it, or is it designed to only accept key via the WINNT.SIF for an OEM SLP type install?

    Cheers