Painless HP OEMBIOS and VMWare Bios Pre-Mod

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by MarkMan, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. MarkMan

    MarkMan MDL Novice

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    #1 MarkMan, Dec 15, 2007
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  3. deathdr0ne

    deathdr0ne MDL Novice

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    Yeah they use the same OEMBIOS.* files but not the same SERIAL. Look in another post on this forum, and you will find a XP 64 bit royalty key that someone posted.
     
  4. obisan

    obisan MDL Novice

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    thanks for this guide
     
  5. grayfox

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    #8 grayfox, Jan 11, 2008
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    Can I change those infos inside the WINNT.SIF file without throwing off OEM activation:
    Repartition (I want to format the partition I will install to is this the right option?)
    FullName
    OrgName
    ComputerName
    JoinWorkgroup
    I'm a noob when coming to edit this file, please help.

    EDIT: This file has a redundant line so if you copy it as is into the I386 folder you will have an unusable disc. As for CD-key problem, you need an OEM edition CD for this to work. I have tried this on a retail CD and it does not work at all, it also rejects the key. It looks like OEM edition, corporate edition and retail edition all have different key pool.
     
  6. urie

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  7. jetman6

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    HP XP home Setupp.ini info?

    I need the SETUPP.INI file Info for the xphome version.
    Any body have the pid numbers?

    Thanks
    jet
     
  8. urie

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    #11 urie, Jan 17, 2008
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    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487OEM
     
  9. kenlau

    kenlau MDL Novice

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    Just a quick note of thanks to MarkMan for his tutorial, as I was finally able to activate my XP x64!
     
  10. MarkMan

    MarkMan MDL Novice

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    AWESOME!

    What finally solved the problem for you? Is there anything I could add to the tutorial that would help another user of x64 XP ?

    Thanks! :)
     
  11. kenlau

    kenlau MDL Novice

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    Actually my biggest problem was getting hold of a copy of Windows XP x64 OEM version. As it turn out, you cannot convert a corporate version by changing the setupp.ini and copying the oembios files.
     
  12. pantagruel

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    Thanks, MarkMan. Great post. You really put it all together. I especially like the modded VMWare Bios. The only problem, is, as greyfox mentioned, the first line of WINNT.SIF should be deleted or REM'ed...otherwise it's all gold. Thanks again.
     
  13. MarkMan

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    Thank you guys for letting me know. I have modified the .zip so that any new downloads will have the correct winnt.sif file now.
     
  14. jobiz

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    Also Good for HP OEM License Software Install in VMWare

    I have an HP 8510w running Opensuse 10.3, with VMWare Server 1.0(5) running a WinXP SP2 guest. I was having a problem installing an application in XP that came on the HP Application and Driver Recovery DVD with my laptop. I kept getting an error message that it could not install because it did not detect a "valid HP PSGN system." Out of desperation, I put the VMBIOS_HP.ROM file in my VMWare image folder. I added the "bios440.filename = "VMBIOS_HP.ROM"" line to my .vmx file. And, voila, it installed without that error. Thanks for the file!
     
  15. shimman

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    Is VirtualBox & preactivation possible??

    i am using virtualbox, but i could not preactivate my oem windows xp came with my laptop; would it be possible to pre-activate xp like with vmware?

    thanks
     
  16. MarkMan

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    Possibly, I'll have to look at Virtualbox. I have never used it, but if it contains a BIOS image like VMWare and VirtualPC (I'm assuming it does), then yes it should be possible to mod the bios in it.
     
  17. yanga

    yanga MDL Novice

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    Odd.. does that mean, if I have my HP MCE2005 OEM CD + VMWARE Player + the BIOS from this thread, I could install the HP edition on VMWARE under linux and it would still pass wga, install SP3, etc? I've been longing for something like this as I use linux more, but for smaller things, need to get back into windows every now and then...