Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by 38956, Jan 12, 2011.
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I like this script, one thing i noticed it is not using the right command to compress the oembios files, eg:
Another useful addition 'could' be to add OEMBIOS file verification, eg: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/9794-How-to-Verify-OEMBIOS-Files
Thanks for the info & links
Worked for me a few days ago
on a hand-me-down eMachine model C6415
(no "system recovery" partition; CD/DVD lacks drivers; remaster/update 'not supported', ...)
OEMBIOS scan claimed no match to any of 106 strings
script did produce fileset w/CRC32=C86378C7
(RWeverything found Gateway in BIOS)
I added noted cab compression parameters to cmd/batch script, ran same to obtain OEMBIOS files
... edited setupp.ini to OEM channel
Tested (on separate partitions - kudos to Partition Magic and PenDriveLinux!)
... on XPsp2 VRMHOEM_EN(+GRTMUPD_EN) & MSDN's XPsp3
and "genuine" per MGA diagnostic
So far, so good - there's hope for viable backup/update/remaster yet
... in spite of a clear lack of 'support' from hardware and software OEM's (legal intentional sabotage?)
I hope to eventually get this suitably configured
At least there's GNU/Linux (& BSD?) support for 'remaster'
OEMBIOS Backup (Batch Script)
OEMBIOS BACKUP (Batch Script)
Can someone explain more what to do after running OEMBIOS backup. It creates files then what do you do with it?
Do I download the dataset for my manufacturer (HP in my case) and then burn it to DVD? If XP is installed, is there a way to make it OEM pre-activated still?
You need to have original HP xp installation then script will grab the needed oembios file and make winnt.sif file then you need to get same oem version i,e, xp home or pro cd and copy the oembios files from i386 folder with winnt.sif file to i386file on cd ( you need to edit cd with UltraISO or PowerISO to add files then bun cd.) If you do not have original installation then read The-Windows-XP-OEMBIOS-Archive and How-To-Create-PRO-OEM-SLP-CD
Updated oembios-winntsif script v1.01.14Beta : 21120508.2
Script now uses Subroutines
Activation status check
Has optional command line switches (see oembios-winntsif.vbs /cmd:switches)
Adds comments to windows answer file creation
Remote window answer file creation on LAN via switches
This is really cool, very helpful many thanks