Student Edition Pro SP3 -> OEM/Corp SP3? + Activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Dimsum, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Dimsum

    Dimsum MDL Novice

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    So i installed a Student edition of XP Pro with SP3 a year ago and of course Microsoft started blacklisting this version So I got screwed with updates validation fails on WMP/MS software etc.

    Is there a way to go from Pro Student Edition SP3 to OEM / Corp without reinstalling?

    Also which is better to use and why - OEM or Corp version?

    What is the best method available for beating the activation issue without hardmoding my motherboard?
     
  2. camille93

    camille93 MDL Novice

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    Win XP Student Edition = Win XP Corporate
    You should be able to use any non-blacklisted Volume License Key.
     
  3. 25Cents

    25Cents MDL Novice

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    I was under the impression that student editions don't need verification, I guess that is not true now. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  4. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    #4 spiderman_pink, Jul 30, 2009
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    i'm not sure if you consider DMI Boot CD for Award-AMI-Intel BIOS (Add SLP1.0 w/o modding) or flashing your motherboard with a modded bios a hardmod. perhaps in a sense, it is.

    that aside, are you using a laptop or desktop?

    if its a desktop, the easiest way if you ask me is using the bios "tattoo" with the VLK and OEMBIOS changer combination. works for me most of the time. but that's just me

    i haven't tried this on laptop however, as most of the laptops i've come across already have slp bios.
     
  5. Dimsum

    Dimsum MDL Novice

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    #5 Dimsum, Jul 30, 2009
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    When I run the Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool - under Validation Status it says "Geographically Blocked PID" which is correct given that MS is blocking Student Editions outside of the US.

    I'm using a desktop system that i built and it has an MSI motherboard. I don't have problems with flashing etc, but its just that I am not working right now so dont have money to get a new MB incase I screw anything up, so i'd rather not risk it and given that the system is 5 years old I'd rather not mess with it. I was just hoping there was a soft mod method like the Vista/7 act*vators.

    I have that old Windows Keygen which generates numbers for XP PRO, XP PRO VLK, SERVER 2003 VLK and OFFICE XP. If I generate a number with that would it be fine?

    In this particular Keygen, it has a Product ID range:

    640-0
    640-999999

    What are the specific prefix numbers and ranges to get a valid VLK number?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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  7. spiderman_pink

    spiderman_pink MDL Member

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    #7 spiderman_pink, Jul 31, 2009
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    trust me, not one of the keys will pass WGA. sure, you can install them keys, but pass WGA it will not. i'm telling you from experience, after countless of days and nights testing tens of thousands of keys :D

    i understand your concern, but like 911medic mentioned this is the easiest way out for your situation:

    the tattoo program requires no flashing, it modifies your current bios by adding the necessary strings required.

    if it helps to mention, i did this for a 8 year old msi pentium 4 motherboard :)