i got a oem WXP key but no cd how can i use the key???

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  1. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    so i have a dell comp with the key of WXPP on the side of the panel but i have no cd for installing what can i do?? to installed the os??
     
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  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    That key will likely not get you activated..more of a proof of purchase than anything else..
     
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    Hustle910 MDL Member

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    The ISO is available on my post here :)
     
  5. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    if he installs the oem copy of xp it will activate him but it might require to speak to a microsoft CSR
     
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    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    also what can i do if i have the cd of w7 oem from dell but no key can i install it in a comp with out a key??
     
  7. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    They will likely refer him to Dell at this point..it is my experience..He will def have to call someone...
     
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  8. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    is this the original oem from dell or a xp pro iso file that i can use this key ???
     
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    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    Maybee you right on my experience before i actualy understood how oem-slp worked i allways installed windows with the key on the side and it allways activated my computers.
    but you are right that also depends. and im talking about couple of years ago.

    best thing for him to do is get a dell oem cd and i gave him the link.
    or use the vlk to oem program.

    making a oem cd its not that easy as some might say. it would had been another story if we are talking about vista or 7
     
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  11. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    making an oem CD is easier than Win7 or Vista...at worst it is similar.....
     
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  12. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    i just read some where that i can copy the files that contain my windows activations and copy and paste when i reinstall the windows again is this true, possible???
     
  13. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Not likely after using the crack..the easiest way is to perform a repair install...that is it...
     
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    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    but it wont be a crack if i had a real key andand the os was running in a comp correct
    can i just do that??
     
  15. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    The repair install will remove the crack and install fresh system files...it then needs to be activated. If you have SLP in the bios and add the OEMBIOS files to the repair install, it will activate automatically..

    Sounds like you are in over your head...
     
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    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    it occur me, cause i sometimes repair friends comps but they sometimes cant find their os cd, in theory if i copy the files that contain the windows activation in a usb flash drive, then with a diff windows cd not the original of the comps and install the os on the comp (which is affected and which i have copy the activation file on a usb flash drive), then copy the files on the usb flash drive then i should had copy back the original activation files.... will this work??
     
  17. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    uhh...no...
     
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  18. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    can i do anything similar???
     
  19. ggonxhi

    ggonxhi MDL Junior Member

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    What you could do is:
    install windows xp fresh install
    after that download vlk to oem
    also download the appropriate bios files

    than just run the oem to vlk tool and just follow the instructions,

    thats what i do all the time
     
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