Please help with activating my dads XP Pro PC with OEM tool

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  1. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    Hello,

    Having a bit of trouble with this one....

    Basically my dads XP Pro retail OS PC is plagued by the WPA message and running slow with internet explorer and needs sorting out.

    I've downloaded the OEM tool kit, which created the necessary folders, ran the boot disk tool to get the CRC (NEC CRC=678752DC), downloaded the correct file set and unzipped into "uncompressed" folder.

    First thing I noticed is in the sticky it says run the OEM.exe but found this wasn't found anywhere in the OEMbios changer folder but found OEM.CMD, so ran this but it's window quickly closes, I can just get time to see an error about a registry key not found or something.

    Any help to get this sorted?

    Ty.
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Start OEM.CMD from Command Prompt to see the error message.
     
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  3. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    or hit pause button on the keyboard:biggrin:
     
  4. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    #4 -HITMAN-, Jul 20, 2013
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    ok, working....:)

    Damn, it's just too fast, closes instantly.

    All I can get is...

    ERROR: The system cannot find registry key or value
     
  5. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Is it Service Pack 3??

    Go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion & check the value of CSDVersion.
     
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  6. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    Ty, got the full message now..

    Error: The system could not find the registry key or value 5'=='76487' was unexpected
     
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  8. -HITMAN-

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    Yes SP3 is installed
     
  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    @Tito it was in reference to this back when you were soooo young :biggrin3:
     
  10. Tito

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    Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup\Pid.

    What is the value of PID listed??
     
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  11. Tito

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    Sweet memories.

    :hug2:
     
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  12. -HITMAN-

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    No "PID" listed, folder or value
     
  13. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    Whey hey, think I've finally cracked this one...

    I had a thought that maybe I had used a VLK, so I have ran the VLK to OEM tool using the NEC files I downloaded.

    The tool unpacked as expected and I rebooted.

    Now when I run windows update I no longer get the validation check (which always went to the Microsoft page saying the key wasn't genuine) and it goes forward and lists all the new updates to install.

    Get in! :yeahyeah:
     
  14. -HITMAN-

    -HITMAN- MDL Junior Member

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    Updates nicely installing :biggrin:

    Thanks for the "Thanks" Guy's, left you some :hug2: