Need help activating XP Home.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by MarkJohnson, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I got a bunch of really old computers from my uncle. I have two dell dimensions (2400 and 2350) and they were virus infected badly, so I just reinstalled XP. My uncle has since lost all the Dell documentation, as well as, disks. I download XP Home sp3 so I have fewer updates and it won't take the Dell product key. I have used these in the past with success, but not this time.

    Is it SP3 with the issue? I can use my technet SP3 key without issue, but I'd rather use the Dell key. is there a trick to get it to work? Like say a non-technet disk? or non-sp3 disk?

    Thanks for any help
    -=Mark=-
     
  2. urie

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    #2 urie, Jun 21, 2011
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    You need to read the stickies on how to make your oem SLP cd you need dell oembios files + oem slp 1.0 key.

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    Why are you not using the dell xp home sp3 cd you posted on this thread
     
  3. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I don't have the Dell motherboard in it anymore. I just want to use the key to activate SP3 which seems is impossible. After searching the issue I have found that MS has new keys for SP3 and old ones won't work.

    You seem to have me confused with someone else.
     
  4. urie

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    @ MarkJohnson, you are confusing the issue
    now you are saying
    If you do have dell computers with dell motherboard then either make up oem slp cd or download dell cd from this thread.

    Yes sorry I did confuse you with other member. You should download DMI-Boot-CD-for-Award-AMI-Intel-BIOS-(Add-SLP1.0-w-o-modding) and run that to see if you have manufacturer DMI string present if not use the disk to tattoo your motherboard then make up HP oem slp cd.
     
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  6. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the replies and sorry for the confusion.

    All I really need is a way to enter the key in sp3. Maybe I'll just use my old SP2 disk and upgrade. sounds easiest. Maybe 'll try vlite and create a custom sp3 slipstream disk. may try the slp oem version at a later date when I have more time.

    Thanks for the help
    -=Mark=-
     
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