insstalling MCE2005 on gateway

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by mattmoya, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. mattmoya

    mattmoya MDL Novice

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    okay so before anyone give me the "search" answer, ive beeen reading over a dozen threads trying to figure out this whole slp nonsense and i just cant get it.
    i have a gateway laptop that came with MCE 2005 preloaded, it crashed and i couldnt find my resore disk so i downloaded an untouched "OEM" version instead of paying gateway for a new disk.
    now im at the product key entry page, i tried putting in tthe key stuck on the bottom of my laptop but it wont work, ive tried several slp keys listed here and they arent working either. am i missing something? i shouldnt have to mess with the bios if my laptop already had MCE on it correct?
     
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  3. mattmoya

    mattmoya MDL Novice

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    #3 mattmoya, Apr 2, 2011
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    dumb question erased. hah.

    allright so riddle me this: i downloaded the untouched XP MCE ISO, imported the BIOS files and followed the directions in the post on creating a OEM SLP iso. i just got everything installed but it didnt install media center! now i have XP Pro. not that theres a huge difference but i was just curious as to why this happened..?
     
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  5. mattmoya

    mattmoya MDL Novice

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    makes sense.. well thanks for the simplified directions,
    i should have slipstreamed all my drivers beforehand though.. doing it manually is a pain in the ass
     
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