How to activate Windows XP with my legitimate OEM serial number on Toshiba computer?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by tufffta, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. tufffta

    tufffta MDL Novice

    Apr 13, 2012
    I'm lost in the information I found on the internet about Windows XP activation. I have a Toshiba laptop with preinstalled Windows XP Home (there's a recovery CD which automatically restores Windows with a thing like Northon Ghost or a similar program), so I have an OEM serial number. I would like to be able to borrow a CD image of Windows XP Home, so that I could install it clean without all these Toshiba addons, and be able to use it without cracks and without activating it over the phone or internet. Is this possible? What version of XP Home should I get and what should I do?

    Also, what version of XP Professional should I use to make it activated by importing my Home's activation with RockXP or Token Manager (if there is such)?

    I apologize, I'm pretty lame at all these things, and my computer is too slow to start trying every method myself...
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    See here; just download the Toshiba one ;)
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  3. tufffta

    tufffta MDL Novice

    Apr 13, 2012
    #3 tufffta, Apr 13, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
    I'm sorry, but I'm lost here. First of all, I can't seem to find any links to ISOs in that original post in that thread. Second, I go to OEMBIOS download page (under the OEM Brands link in the page you proviced) and I read the instructions, but I still don't understand what to do with those files.

    Let's assume I already have an untouched ISO of XP SP3 Pro - what do I do next? I have to download a corresponding file from The Windows XP OEMBIOS Archive and put it into the ISO file i386 directory, burn the CD, install and that's all - or is it not the end yet?

    Now question: I have severl version of XP SP3 Pro - retail, VLK and OEM - which one should I use for this trick?
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    Use OEM & yes, that is all you need to do to it, replace oembios* set with one corresponding to you SLP string

  5. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    You can also add the winnt.sif file to i386 folder.
  6. TheVoid

    TheVoid MDL Novice

    Apr 28, 2012
    #6 TheVoid, May 3, 2012
    Last edited: May 3, 2012
    I apologize for hijacking this thread but I have a similar question, also to do with an old Toshiba Laptop (Satellite a45-s151) that doesn't have the restore cd's that came with the computer. It has an OEM version of Windows XP Home installed, and I want to be able to use the OEM key on the bottom of the laptop to restore windows. I think the key is for Windows xp sp1, but not sure. I do NOT have the restore media that came with the laptop, and there is no recovery partition.

    Which OEM version for this Toshiba laptop would i download so that it works, can someone please link me. Does it matter which Service pack version i use? It seems like the instructions above are for XP Pro but i would like to just keep XP Home to make things easier. Will it work with my OEM serial number?

    Do i use an untouched version of windows xp home? What service pack - does it matter? Where can i get said version. Thanks so much.

    Any help. THanks.
  7. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

    Aug 13, 2008
    #7 911medic, May 3, 2012
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
    Doesnt matter which service pack, you can use home or pro..only the serial matters. It is doubtful that the serial on the bottom will work, use a OEM serial from the oembios changer. You can use a sp3 pro version and just skip the serial if you dont have it..then run the changer and the serial will be installed for you. OEM:SLP is legit for the computer. It is doubtful that the serial on the bottom is the one in the machine.

    DL the oembios files for the toshiba, put them in the i386 folder, use a .sif file if you want, otherwise just enter the correct serial on prompt..

    use one of these iso:

    the changer is here if you go that messing with iso this way..

    serials are in the changer archive..

    The Changer will allow you to back up the OEMBIOS files as well.
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  8. 38956

    38956 MDL Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    #8 38956, May 4, 2012
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
    If Windows is pre-activated then you can use OEMBIOS BACKUP or use the vbscript oembios-winntsif.vbs to backup your current slp product Key and oembios files that pre-activates windows on your computer then add/replace the files from the i386 sub folder to the i386 folder on a windows xp home oem installation disc