My situation - a computer without a disc drive - issue: using Linux XP VM 4 USB boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by AlexOnVinyl, May 29, 2012.

  1. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl MDL Novice

    May 29, 2012
    So basically,

    My situation - I have a business/corporate student edition of Windows XP SP3

    The Laptop in question:

    A Disc Drive-less Sony Vaio - probably 2005-2006 32bit - 1GB RAM Dual Core Intel Centrino

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    Yes. That's the beauty in question - I've spent a good 6-8 hours working on the bloody thing because the idiot took out the disc drive making my work much harder.

    I've been following the guide I used before - posted here about making XP USBs that are bootable - this is the one time that the guide has failed me and unfortunately has somehow bypassed the part of the iso that slipstreams the "product key" prompt that it's not supposed to even have considering it being a corporate/business student edition.

    So I ask you good people, after doing good research on your forums - after looking at loads of OEM:SLP keys and what not, after finding out that there is NO "loader" in question for XP - what are my other options for getting rid of/activating the WGA?
  2. Tito

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  3. AlexOnVinyl

    AlexOnVinyl MDL Novice

    May 29, 2012
    SOLVED Like a Bawss

    Well, Before you replied, I found out another solution. Pretty much outruled the whole XP factor. But, Grand Master Sensei "Tito" - I shall cherish your link and shall use your information for later use.

    Here's the final product:


    I feel like a boss right now.. Seriously 12 hours I've spent on this thing, and I'm finally done, and can earn my money.
    Not only did it not have a CD Drive (due to his want to rip it out) but it was plagued with a thousand viruses and possible porn stains.

    Now I can rest easy. and sleep tight.