OEM files clarification

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  1. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    The following files are dependent on manufacturers bios string:
    • OEMBIOS.BIN
    • OEMBIOS.SIG
    • OEMBIOS.CAT
    • OEMBIOS.DAT

    The following files are independent of manufacturers bios string,
    but has to come from either a Retail or OEM install CD.
    Not VLK (Corporate).
    • nt5inf.cat
    • setupreg.hiv
    • DPCDLL.DLL
    • PIDGEN.DLL

    SETUPP.INI
    Home:
    Pro:
    OOBEINFO.INI is unnecessary if you put the OEM serial into WINNT.SIF

    Is the above statements true, or have i missed something?
     
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  2. offon7544

    offon7544 MDL Expert

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    VLK use different DPCDLL.DLL & PIDGEN.DLL & setupp.ini
     
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  3. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #3 dobbelina, Apr 6, 2009
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  4. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #5 dobbelina, Apr 15, 2009
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    Have done comparison tests on the 4 OEMBIOS files.
    The 4 OEMBIOS files are NOT language dependent.
    You can install them on any language or version of XPPRO/HOME.

    However the DPCDLL.DLL & PIDGEN.DLL ARE language dependent.

    I compared 2 identical untouched MSDN retail versions of XPPRO SP3.
    One in English and one in Swedish.

    The md5 of both these files differ.

    That means it works like this:
    English VLK with Injected English Retail files= Ok
    English VLK with Injected Swedish Retail files= Not Ok
    Swedish VLK injected With Swedish Retail files= Ok
    Swedish VLK injected with English Retail files= Not Ok

    The problems some people encountered with OEMBIOS.CAT on different language versions
    is because of this.
     
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  5. payz

    payz MDL Novice

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    Windows XP Starter Edition SETUPP.ini

    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=84901OEM

    can this make to oem ?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    This IS oem...
     
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  7. payz

    payz MDL Novice

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    i have tried inserting ecs oembios files into my win xp starter cd
    but any ecs home oem product key doesn't match
    where i found product key for this windows ?

    product key detected by mgadiag tool *****.*****.R98XR.3YMVQ.HBMPW
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #9 911medic, Jun 5, 2009
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  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Why would you want to use XP starter??

    I do not know what it is, but if you have home and pro, is starter a very stripped down version??

    I have never had the opportunity to see this OS, so I cannot make an educated guess as to why.

    Sorry :D:eek:
     
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  11. payz

    payz MDL Novice

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    Simple, Because Win XP Stsrter only avaiable in developing contries, thats why you can't see this os everywhere
    if you want to test it, i can upload it to you
    i have the iso (already slipstreamed sp3 on it)
     
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    payz MDL Novice

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    i want to use this os, one simple reason : light
    because this windows only open 3 concurrent active windows program
    and very good on slow computers
     
  13. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    No need, I can not see the use. Especially with the amount of useful ISOs around..:D

    Thank you though. Can I ask why you spend the time slipstreaming and such? The OS seems not very useful..
     
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  14. payz

    payz MDL Novice

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    yeah, i know that this not useful enough but like winFLP

    because i have many question in my office regarding this os
    because in my country indonesia, many local computer's original software
    included this os and many of them not slp included
     
  15. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Apparently Dell sold a lot of the SLP Starter machines. If you would upload the ISO, I will see if the files are similar, or if we can make something work..If you have the ISO and serial, I will install and attempt to revise the tool to allow activation..I say attempt....:D:D

    I dont mean to be disrespectful, but why not just install XP Home on the machines as an upgrade. Is this possible???
     
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    benzofree2002 MDL Novice

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    #18 benzofree2002, Jun 14, 2009
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    OEM Bios Repository

    I don't know if this is a good thread for this question but here goes. Regarding the OEM Bios repository can anyone tell me what the 2nd column of text is? Why some files are deleted and what the overstrike text means?
     
  17. dobbelina

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    911medic MDL Guru

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    The second column are the SLP strings in bios..more or less. :D:D
     
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