Sotec Laptop no OEM info in Bios - need to add SLP

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by BuonaDomenica, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    I was given a Sotec 3123x Laptop that currently has Windows XP Home installed and I need to do a fresh install of XP.

    When I run the OEM Bios changer program to check for what string is on the Bios but it shows nothing and closes right away.

    Is there a way to add Dll or HP SLP to the Bios so I can install an OEM copy. The laptop has a retail sticker of XP home on the bottom with a retail key. I would prefer to install XP Pro with OEM activation.

    There is no Bios update available for this laptop so is there a way to add the SLP string to the Bios? The laptop has an AMI Bios as I just checked.

    What are my options here.

    thanks

    BD:cool:
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Backup the bios with the bios backup thingy, or just use the DMI tattoo disk. I would use the tattoo disk first, you can add DMI to AMI specific by exiting out of the disk pressing 4 and typing DMI at the prompt..it is more specific.

    You should have no problems whichever method you use..
     
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  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Open up a Command Prompt and execute the program manually... this prevents it from closing automaticly

    OEM Bios changer program ???
     
  4. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    #4 BuonaDomenica, Jan 10, 2010
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    I rand the DMI CD but get an error message when I press 2 to add the HP SLP to the Bios

    Error 30002687
    PnP Function Error
    Error Code 0x87 when there is insufficient storage space to add the desired structure.

    bummer. I thought this was easy but I guess not. grrrrr


    whats next? I guess those old cheapo laptop are hard to mod.

    edit:

    I did run the OEMBios changer from the command prompt and the black window is just empty.

    Help
     
  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #5 FreeStyler, Jan 11, 2010
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  6. BuonaDomenica

    BuonaDomenica MDL Senior Member

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    #6 BuonaDomenica, Jan 11, 2010
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    thanks for your link and that worked. It showed that the Sotec laptop has the Sotec SLP string in the Bios. I was able to download the OEM Bios and XP pro is activated now.

    Initially I used this tool to check for the SLP string. but I think it requires some netframework to be installed in order to work correctly.

    with the tool below I changed the XP Pro VLK install to OEM.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/6077

    thanks
    BD:)
     
  7. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Good, glad it worked out ok