Qucik help with XP retail install pls.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by sastek, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. sastek

    sastek MDL Novice

    Oct 19, 2010
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    Hi, I've done this procees a few times but think I might have missed a step this time.

    A friend of mine just installed XP Pro SP3 on his laptop, I sent him the 4 x OEMBios files that he needed to overwrite the retail ones (in safe mode) but now he is reporting that neither his OEM key or the official OEM key are being accepted for activation. So what did I miss?

    Then again I can't be 100% sure he copied my instructions correctly
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Simple answer is you have used either retail or vlk cd not OEM. Use VLK-and-OEMBIOS-changer...
     
  3. sastek

    sastek MDL Novice

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    Ah, so I have. Now I remember that I always used my OEM CD in the past. My friend used a Retail CD!

    Thanks, I'll send him the changer
     
  4. mosagman54

    mosagman54 MDL Novice

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    what the difference between those versions " retail or vlk cd not OEM"