Serious help needed: Asus P5Q-pro, Windows Home Server 30-day eval, want to activate

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by joykill, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    OK,

    I know the solution to this problem is in these forums, but since I suffer from ADHD I have a very hard time getting it all together. I have read about changing the BIOS with Andys tools, and the WHS_HP_change thingie. PRoblem is I have been surfing threads here for the last 2-3 hours, and I just cant get a handle on it.
    Anyone feel like helping a "cripple" out a bit? I would be very grateful!
     
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    vinodh MDL Junior Member

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  3. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #3 Tito, Mar 8, 2010
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    The vlk method must not comply with Microsoft's policy for activating WHS... so you may have to suffer in future... So please identify the bios in your mobo using Everest, if it is AMI or Award then just use it. After this use it.

    Please PM me for more instruction or your result........
     
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  4. ioniancat21

    ioniancat21 MDL Member

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    Why???

    Since your looking to avoid activation, why not build using the 2008 R2 Enterprise OEM license instead. 2008 R2 should be much more robust and open-ended. Furthurmore, security has to be better and both OS's are equally difficult. This way you could choose your method, loader, BIOS hack or VLK hack instead of being limited by that Home Server..........

    Just a thought..........
    CAT
     
  5. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Thanks a lot for the answers guys!
    I chose WHS because it is easy and enough for my needs. All I do with it is serve movies, documents and music + some backups. Thanks for pointing out the benefits of 2008 though, havent really read up on it.
    Anyway... Tito, is that method usable when I have already installed the OS? Seems like it, but I just want to be sure before I go wreck something ;)
     
  6. Tito

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    Yap, it will work like a charm.....
     
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  7. joykill

    joykill MDL Novice

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    Yes, cant afford it though :-/