SLP Key coming up as 'unauthorized key' during WGA

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by handybug, Sep 18, 2009.

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    I used the same OEM XP home CD I use for all my other OEM installations. This is the first time I've encountered an OEM XP install with SLP keys and no COA sticker.

    I ran the diagnostic and the product id came up as:
    2 - OEM SLP

    I used a slipstreamed SP3 CD I created to install windows. Would using an SP2 disk work? What does the '2' signify before the 'OEM SLP'?
     
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    I guess, you normally use your OEM cd and activate online with the COA key, right?

    From reading what you posted here i think it might be wise to explain the basic priciple of OEM:SLP activation for XP

    XP can be pre-activated (offline activation) if:

    1. SLP strings are present in the bios
    2. the correct Manufacture OEMBIOS files are used
    3. the SLP strings in OEMBIOS files and SLP string in BIOS match
    4. a OEM:SLP product key is used

    To succesfully pre-activate you need to fullfill ALL above terms.
     
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