Need guidance

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by shashikumar bhat, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    I have gone through many posts in this matter and the more I learn more is my confusion. Hence I request some guidance from you good people.
    I want to install XP Pro Sp3 in my new harddisk. I have downloaded 2 versions. Eng.OEM and VL. I also downloaded Antiwat 3.5.1. I also have the key. All thanks to MDL. But going through the recent posts I understand that there is a little bit of hesitancy in using Antiwat.
    My first query is which one should I install? OEM or VL? Second query is how do I make my installation genuine? I do not want to use Oembios Changer. If I have to use Antiwat, do I have to except it in my avs when I install the avs?
    Please advise.
  2. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

    Jul 8, 2011
    #2 x86, Sep 10, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011
    Please see posts by urie & 911medic ;)


    Personally, I d use what urie suggested, but if you insist on using AntiWAT - yes - it's always a good idea to disable / add exception in your security software before using such tools. Otherwise it could always interfere and have you running into unnecessary problems
  3. shashikumar bhat

    shashikumar bhat MDL Junior Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Thanks. I have read posts by Urie and 911. But I don't want to modify my motherboard because I have another hard disk with win7 running. Now I am scared to use Antiwat. Best, I think I will forget about Xp and install 7 on the disk. No stress-right?
    Thanks again for your valuable inputs.
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

    Aug 13, 2008
    The slp string has NOTHING to do with Windows 7..that has also been made clear.
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