Problems activating XP PRO with OEM keys

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by blackranger, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    #1 blackranger, Apr 7, 2010
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  2. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Does your system have one of the required ASUS SLP string in it's BIOS?
    eg:
    If not, start with reading up on the requirements for OEM:SLP activation
     
  3. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    To use OEMBIOS files for OEM activation you need the correct SLP string in your BIOS as FS says.

    I would personally go modded hosts file + VLK for XP
     
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    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    #4 blackranger, Apr 7, 2010
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    Thanks for reply but how can I do that?

    (Actually I don't want to edit anything in my BIOS as I know nothing about it, unless it could be renewed after a reintallation of OS, or there is method of emulation)
     
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  6. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    #6 blackranger, Apr 7, 2010
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    Thanks for your answer, the toolkit shows me "Dump Error ! (SLIC Table Not found ! )",
    but I would like to know does the DMI boot CD works for all computers (mine is using American Megatrends Inc. AMI BIOS, but I think it doesn't have any SLP string or stuff like SLIC)

    And one more question, if I reinstall Windows or install other OS, are my BIOS and all stuffs inside it including SLP and SLIC removed?
     
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  7. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    No, it permenantly marks the BIOS with an SLP string.
     
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    #9 blackranger, Apr 8, 2010
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  10. iNO12

    iNO12 MDL Member

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    That is weird that it didn't work. Maybe someone else knows whats wrong? I've only ever used the CD twice so I am clueless :)
     
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  12. Yen

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    blackranger, I suggest to go on more systematic!
    First try to write a DMI string and check it if it's present with OEM bios tool:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/9795-The-Windows-XP-OEMBIOS-Archive

    The tool must show your string written, otherwise you shouldn't go on!
    Don't mess with different vendors, choose one only.
    Go for ASUS_FLASH string the latest fileset is valid at DMI....
    Try different tools. DMICFG, DMIScope or DMI editor......DMIScope could work.. Only IF the string was permanently written into DMI it'll activate...
    You have to try what DMI string you can overwrite

    Btw: Best would be a modded bios using andy's tool
     
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  13. jakemdl

    jakemdl MDL Novice

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    link appears dead (my chinese isn't very good). can you reup ?
     
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