This is super frustrating now.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by ThatLondonFella, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. ThatLondonFella

    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    Basically, I downloaded the 2 disc untouched version of MCE on here. I burned the discs as they were to see if they would work but they don't recognize my NEC/Packard Bell product-key on the side of my PC, which is a legitimate product-key that came with the unit. It works with a Dell XP Professional SP3 Re-installation disc that I have but I have no idea how I would get the Media Center elements on it. I've tried re-installing it for the past 2 days. I have tried following a video to create a MULTI-OEM disc, but that didn't work either.

    Sometimes, I wish M$ would just adopt the Apple way of 1 CD that just WORKS for everything.


    Any ideas or help would be appreciated as I urgently need to finish some 3D work! :)
     
  2. Tito

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    You need to change the SETUPP.INI so that it accept the oem coa key. I have told you earlier.
     
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  3. ThatLondonFella

    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    It doesn't work. How am I meant to change it?
     
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    #4 Tito, Nov 5, 2012
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    Use any ISO editing software like UltraISO & edit i386\setupp.ini.

    From
    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487270
    
    to
    Code:
    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487OEM
    
     
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  6. ThatLondonFella

    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    Why didn't you tell me before?
     
  7. Tito

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    I told you to follow this guide, in which this editing is automatically done.

    Also I suggest you to do an offline activation. But you have chosen to call MS.

    What else can I say??

    o_O
     
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    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    I'm sorry dude. As I said earlier, I downloaded the 2 CD's posted on these forums for MCE and have them as ISO's on my PC atm. Initially, I burnt them on my Macbook as Seperate discs, as my PC's drive isn't working and that didn't work when I tried booting onto them. I then followed the instructions and think I have missed out the bit where you explained about changing the setupp.ini file. :/ I may have to leave it until the weekend to try and burn those discs again as I have no time at the moment. May I consult you again if I require assistance as this is all too complicated for my already busy mind?

    Apologies though and I really do appreciate your help! :)
     
  9. Tito

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    Ok ok... I understand your frustration :D
     
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    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    Also, you suggest that I leave it as 2 discs as opposed to putting the contents of disc 2 onto disc 1? When I tried this previously, it threw up errors and didn't like the fact that the CMPNTS folder was present on that disc.
     
  11. Tito

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    The combined version is made by putting the contents of the components folder of the cd 2 in the 1st CD root. I have done it many times ~ no errors.
     
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