[SOLVED]Need help for XP OEM activation for eMachine

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  1. rsx7

    rsx7 MDL Novice

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    #1 rsx7, Jan 14, 2011
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    [SOLVED]I have an eMachine comes with Windows 7 and woulld like to downgrade to Windows XP but couldn't find any XP OEMBIOS files for eMachine. I appraciate if anyone can upload an OEMBIOS files for eMachine.


    [SOLVED]After install windows xp with 4 OEMBIOS files (OEMBIOS.BI_,OEMBIOS.CA_,OEMBIOS.DA_,OEMBIOS.SI_) and right key
    my window still ask me to activate. Is there anyting I did wrong?

    Do I must go online to activate?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. urie

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    First thing you need to do is download oembios.exe from The Windows XP OEMBIOS Archive and open cmd window and run it, it will tell you what oembios files you need.
     
  3. rsx7

    rsx7 MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the help!
     
  4. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    The files that end with "_" e.g. OEMBIOS.CA_ or OEMBIOS.DA_ are 'compressed' you add them to your XP CD.
    You need to un-compress them or use the un-compressed versions e.g. OEMBIOS.CAT or OEMBIOS.DAT for XP to activate.

    No you don't need to go online to activate XP, with this method.
     
  5. rsx7

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    Yeah! I did it!

    Thank you ZaForD!
     
  6. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    No Worries. :cool: