Retail XP CD with OEM product keys

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Exalted Erick, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Exalted Erick

    Exalted Erick MDL Novice

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    I downloaded the XP Home with SP3 ISO from MSDN and would like to make it accept OEM product keys, but I'm not sure if this would work...

    - Edit the "setupp.ini" file so the last three digits of the PID are OEM.
    - Burn the CD.

    Now here's where I'm unsure... Since this would be a retail XP CD that would accept OEM product keys, must I have a SLP BIOS, or could I just disable the SLP check between the BIOS and OEM files and Windows would boot normally?
     
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    Exalted Erick MDL Novice

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    I'm an a-hole for asking for help?
     
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  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    You could disable the check, or simply add the slp to DMI for whatever brand you have (if it is valid DMI address)

    There are cracks for this, but why modify to accept OEM serials if you are using a crack anyway??

    The OEMBIOS files and serial will not prevent booting, only to 'activate' or prevent 'not genuine' you must have matching oembios file set, SLP in bios, and the M$ key for OEM.
     
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  5. KenOath

    KenOath MDL Novice

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    If your'e wanting it to just accept a "shop bought" OEM key off the pid sticker, changing the 3 digits in the setupp.ini as the second poster
    claimed, would work fine, so you're changing the "76487000" to -> "76487OEM" ...
    However, if you're wanting it to install like an OEM manufacturer's branded XP, like HP,Compaq or whatever,with activated install, then you'll also have
    to swap the 4 OEMBIOS files in the I386, with the correct one's from where the links to the oembios files are posted here on the forum, plus the setupp.ini
    edit as mentioned, you wont need to change the pidgen.dll or anything else as they're the same, retail to OEM, then just make the ISO bootable
    again, find yourself a download of a program called "CDIMAGEUI" , it repacks the XP CD back to STD form, making it bootable as well, if you like,
    I could also give you the .ini file I use for cdimageui, with all defaults set, so just open the program & press the "start image creation" button is
    all you'd have to do...