Is there any ways to create Windows XP Offline Activation CD ?

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  1. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    I've just read and known that I only need to back up 2 files "wpa.dbl" and "wpa.bak" in Windows XP after activating online. And then using Safe Mode to replace these 2 files if reformatting a fresh installation. My question is that...

    Is there any ways to create a CD Offline Activation with 2 activated files in Windows CD in order that these 2 files automatically replace instead I do manually ?

    Thanks a lot for your help and suggestions in advance.
     
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    911medic MDL Guru

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    You do not need any script to install. Just put in the $OEM$/$$/System32 folder. YOu need to make the folders and put them in the ISO, then make an unattended .SIF file. If you do not want to use the unattended or $OEM$/ folder, you can install with sfx installer (silent) and SVCPACK method.
     
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  4. calpo

    calpo MDL Member

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    Thanks for your info.

    As you said unattended .SIF, do you mean unattended .SIF equal to WINNT.SIF ?

    If so, Where can I put unattended .SIF or WINNT.SIF?

     
  5. urie

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    winnt.sif file goes in i386 folder on cd.
     
  6. calpo

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    Thanks urie. Where does the unattended.SIF go to ?

     
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    Thanks a lot. Have a good day.

     
  9. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris MDL Novice

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    Hey,

    I'm having terrible luck in creating an offline activated XP disc.

    What I want to do is replace a hard drive on an HP and Dell computer, reinstall XP and use the existing activation on them. I do not want to have to put the key in on the COA. I basically want to create my own restore disc, just like Dell/HP would send me.

    I've read here and elsewhere that you are supposed to copy the OEMBIOS.xx_ (compressed) files from the c:\windows\i386 folder, and place them into the i386 folder of an XP OEM disc, create an winnt.sif with the royalty product key, then burn and install. When I do this, it still makes me activate the OS on the Internet.

    So can someone please tell me exactly what files I need from the hard drives of the existing activated computers, and exactly where to put them in the XP OEM CD file directories, so that I can install XP and not have to click to activate it on the Internet.

    Thanks
     
  10. urie

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    Use script from WinXP-backup-get-OEMBIOS-files-amp-create-winnt.sif
    and run it from desktop on your existing HP and Dell machines it will copy your existing oembios files and generate winnt.sif file with correct serial number then just add the files it makes to i386 folder with ultraiso.
     
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    #12 bigdogchris, Mar 15, 2011
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    I will try this.

    Thanks.
     
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    Well I got it working. I had to start with the uncompressed files that matched the CRC. Then compress them and go from there. I had to use a winnt.sif.

    I'm still being told elsewhere though that you do not need the winnt.sif, only the 4 OEMBIOS files. He insist it's not needed and claims he doesn't use it himself.

    I checked out a couple Dell/HP OEM OS disc that I have access too and they both use winnt.sif files as well.
     
  13. urie

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    I thought you were wanting to reinstall on HP and Dell machines after replacing the hard drives so the vbs script I pointed you to grabs the oem bios files from your current working OEM SLP machines and compresses them + makes your winnt.sif file with existing oem SLP key.

    As for the winnt.sif file yes you can enter the key manually but why do that when it can be done automatically.
     
  14. sanjose

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    @urie


    I have a problem with this method. I create $OEM$/$$/SYSTEM32 folder and place wpa.dbl and wpa.bak in there, then put it in CD ISO ( parallel to I386 ). After re-formatting with fresh installation. It still shows " Activate Windows "

    Am I wrong with something or Do I have to do something more with the folders $OEM$/$$/SYSTEM32 to get Windows Activated after re-installation ?

    I read some other topics relating to Windows XP Activation and they said that I must login in Safemode and replace 2 files in there. Is that the only way to do ???

    Thanks for your advice and help .

     
  15. cinepx

    cinepx MDL Novice

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    how u did this explain it more