Info: XP Mode oembios set with Home edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by sebus, May 16, 2010.

  1. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Do not know if anybody noticed, but the key for Home edition by LAN PLUS -- XXXXX-OEM-0011903-00161 works with XP Mode oembios set

    I was testing image restore to VPC (XP Mode) of a Home OEM Lan PLus edition & as there is no specific XP Mode Home SLP key I decided to leave the key as is (and only replace the oembios set files) & see what happens

    It worked fine, does it mean that any Home key would work for Home edition in VPC?

    Might be usefull to somebody

    sebus
     
  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Not sure what you mean, but just like with Vista / Windows 7 and Server 2008 (R2) keys are not brand specific, so yes any OEM:SLP key for XP Home Edition will activate Windows XP Home Edition with the proper OEMBIOS set and SLP string
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Thanks, I was always under the impression (obviously wrong!) that key had to match oembios set brand

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  4. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    Guess FreeStylers signature is in vain:

    "OEM:SLP Keys are not brand specific."
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Especially that it points to Windows 7....

    sebus