Is XP Starter (SP2) possible to install without the key?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by r3muxd, Aug 31, 2016.

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    r3muxd MDL Novice

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    I keep on getting stuck at the Product Key stage of setup. I've tried changing the iso to VLK and retail by editing setupp.ini and still get stuck there. I can't seem to find an OEMBIOS for this. Is there any way to get past this stage of setup? (To clarify: It says the key is not valid if I don't type one in.) Correct me if I'm wrong or just plain stupid. I'm installing in VirtualBox.
     
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    #2 ofernandofilo, Aug 31, 2016
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    r3muxd MDL Novice

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    #4 r3muxd, Aug 31, 2016
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    That's what you'd think would happen. But in SP2 and not the modded SP3 iso which he links to, this happens: imgur.com/a/vnkHL

    Note: This always happens in SP2 install media. Only SP3 can bypass this screen.