Mce 2005 retail to oem

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  1. fr40

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  2. reginakampher

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    Do you have a WINNT.SIF file?
     
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  3. fr40

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    humm no, please let know how to due


    thanks for support!
     
  4. reginakampher

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    #5 reginakampher, Jul 30, 2008
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    Your SETUPP.INI file seems incorrect for a MCE. If you could post the unedited SETUPP.INI file from the CD, I may be able to correct it.
     
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    #6 fr40, Jul 30, 2008
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    Setupp.ini original from mce2005


    this is from original retail mce 2005 two cdroms


    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487000



    and this is oobeinfo



    [StartupOptions]
    StartUrl=

    [options]
    MouseTutorial=0
    JoinDomain=1
    AdminPw=1

    [OEMRegistrationPage]
    OEMAddRegPage=0
    PostToOEM=0
    RegPostURL=

    [Signup]
    ISPSignup=MSN
    OfferCode=0
    Locales=1,81
    IDLocales=1,81,33,49,107,61,44
     
  6. reginakampher

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    My mistake, your SETUPP.INI has the right pid. It appears you can also use
    pid=76500OEM for MCE 2005.

    Just to make sure. Are you using the Acer oembios files for MCE 2005?

    I did do a XP pro retail to oem and I presume it is the same for MCE. So I will be steering you into that direction.
     
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    #8 reginakampher, Jul 30, 2008
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    I just noticed that your WINNT.SIF was generated by nLite. Are you sure it is a retail version and not a slipstreamed version?
     
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    OOHH, LEAVE UNTOCHED, OEMBIOS COME FROM RETAIL, RIGHT NOW PUT THE ACER OEMBIOS AND GONE TRY ONE VMWARE... what you think??

    thanks again.
     
  9. reginakampher

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    OK. Let me know if you succeeded or not.
     
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    still run on the same problem, im losing right now!
     
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    #12 reginakampher, Jul 30, 2008
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    Do you have the required slp string in the VMware BIOS?
     
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    okey this is a laptop acer aspire 4310 so becoming with windows vista basic, right now have install windows xp mediacenter 2004 and this is a oem and don't required to use SLIC on BIOS, any change to due the same with this windows media center 2005 retail to oem, without reflashed the BIOS???
     
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    no dont have slp string in vmware bios, don't have on my mainboard bios
     
  14. reginakampher

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    Alight, let me break it down for you a little bit. Just so that I understand you correctly, let me reiterate:

    You have a Acer laptop that came preinstalled with Vista basic but since them you have installed XP MCE 2004 and it's working great. Now, you wish to make a OEM XP MCE 2005 CD to install on your Acer laptop. You are in the process of making this OEM CD and are testing it in VMware to make sure it works before you actually install it in the physical machine. Am I correct so far????

    If this is the case then read on else correct me please.

    Yes, it is true you do not need a SLIC table for XP. SLIC table is used for Vista. You do need a slp string ( "AcerSystem" or "Acer Travelmate" or "Travelmate" ) in a predefined location in your BIOS or DMI area for OEM XP activation. Your Acer laptop probably has the needed slp string in the BIOS or DMI area since you currently have MCE 2004 installed and working. Once you properly make this OEM XP MCE 2005 CD, it will most likely work without modding your BIOS.

    Now, in order to test your CD in VMware, You have to modify the VMware's BIOS so that it contains the needed slp string. There are tutorials in this forum about how to do this. This is necessary in order to test your homemade OEM CD in VMware. Do this first then report back here. Just to let you know, this will be a long process. Are you up for the challenge?
     
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    yes you are right, i have install on my laptop oem MCE2004 and work good, but i want to made a MCE 2005 OEM to my laptop and again im ready to due, with some help of you my helpcommunity of course!

    can use everest ultimate to see my bios dump?
     
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    First question is:
    Are you going to test your homemade cd in VMware or are you going to test it on a physical machine??
     
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    I hadnt found any last time i went looking for XP keys, but you can use any of those MCE keys like the Acer.
     
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    #20 westmassguy, Jul 30, 2008
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    Follow my post for converting XP to MCE 2005: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2518
    It works for MCE 2004 also. You can also skip the Registry hack, since you already have MCE 2004.