Virtualization of my old IBM 60p to vmware image on fusion, can't activate

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by simchippy, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    I converted my IBM T60P XP to vmware image. Opened it on my MAC Pro using Fusion. Stuck at activation.

    Tried to add an IBM bios and bios440.filename = "315SLP1.ROM" in the vmx file. When I try to log in it asks me to activate and provide key. I tried a number of oem keys and also jellybeaned the key from the T60p.. neither work.

    Not sure what certs were on the t60 as it was a factory install. Can't get past the activate window screen to try an activation crack.

    Any ideas?????

    Thanks
    Sim
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
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    You mean most likely Win XP? If so only SLP string is involved (no certificate!)

    OEMBIOS Changer

    Get the oembios* set for whatever string you want to use in 315SLP1.ROM (it does not even have to be IBM, they just simply need to match)

    Boot into safe mode, run OEMBIOS Changer, follow the prompts, job done

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  3. simchippy

    simchippy MDL Novice

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    Thanks Sebus, and yes Win XP. My memory is foggy when it comes to messing around with XP. With your help I got it working. Now I can retire old faithful.

    Sim