REG: Question How to Remove SLP/SLIC from OEM Disks of XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Carly Grace F., Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Carly Grace F.

    Carly Grace F. MDL Novice

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    Hello:

    I have a collection of OEM (Dell) disk images for windows XP (home, pro, and MCE) I was wondering what the steps would be to remove the SLP/SLIC checks from these ISOs? The reason I am asking is to ensure that I can use these ISOs on virtual machines (e.g. VMWare) without getting nagged for activation.

    I've tried modifying the setupp.ini file in \i386 with the appropriate strings to convert the ISOs to retail and used appropriate retail keys but that has not solved the issue. any assistance ion that matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I'm not sure what you are trying to do?

    Dell OEM -> Retail? Why not just normal retail (or better still VL) ?

    The difference is not just the setup.ini file - there are OEMBIOS stuff too. About 20mb of files.
     
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  3. Carly Grace F.

    Carly Grace F. MDL Novice

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    Hi:

    Thanks for the response. I only happen to have the ISOs for the OEM disks at the moment. The reason I'm trying to do this is that I've some how managed on a non-dell system (via a VMWare virtual machine) to get prompted for activation when I use dell CD ISOs. I don't think there is a VLK for home or MCE but I very well could be wrong.

    I eventually want to use these ISOs as "generic" disks so for my physical XP machines laying around the house I've got disks. Right now, I'm testing in a VMWare workstation machine to help a customer.

    Thanks for any help given:
    Carly Grace
     
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    Threat Lord of the Files

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    Ok for MCE if you have some retails or OEM keys, get a retail or OEM disk. Don't bother with bespoke Dell versions. Lots of ISO's all over the place.
     
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  5. Carly Grace F.

    Carly Grace F. MDL Novice

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    Thanks! On it... I'll look up where to get those ISOs.
     
  6. pottzman

    pottzman MDL Novice

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    #6 pottzman, Jan 31, 2018
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    If I was you I would read some articles on adding SLP information to your virtual machine. I personally use VirtualBox with SLP info added to virtual machine config file. Then if u use your dell cd it will be automatically activated. Much easier this way then using a retail or non oem slp disc and having to activate it. using a "generic" disc will not avoid activation.
     
  7. pottzman

    pottzman MDL Novice

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    for virtualbox the command is like this:

    VBoxManage.exe setextradata %1 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" %2

    where %1 is the name of the Virtual Machine and
    where %2 is the SLP manufacturer string you want to add
    eg) VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Windows XP OEM SLP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" alienware

    will add alienware SLP string to the Virtual Machine called Windows XP OEM SLP.

    of course your windows xp installation cd will require the correct OEMBIOS files <------ fairly easy to find