Vista activation for HP PCs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ashvidia, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. ashvidia

    ashvidia MDL Novice

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    I have a m7382 Media Center PC and would like to install Vista Ultimate. Do i need to:
    1. DO I need to Install the Paradox bios emulator driver (OEMTOOL.EXE) or should I directly install the HP OEM certificates (hp.XRM-MS) and HP CD key (CD-KEY.txt) because my bios is already an HP bios.

    2. Can I install the retail version using the above procedure by entering the CD key during installation & installing the certificates once Vista is installed or do I need the OEM version. If OEM pl provide link where I can download.

    Please help !!!:confused:
     
  2. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    First check if you got a full slic.

    If so, install Vista without a key.
    After installation import hp.XRM-MS.
    Change to a valid HP key.

    If not, install a softmod.
    install Vista without a key.
    Import hp.XRM-MS.
    Change to a valid HP key.
     
  3. r4v3n

    r4v3n MDL Novice

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    How do you check if you have SLIC or not in the easiest way?

    I have one HP pavillion dv2000 with Vista Home Premium OEM already activated and running. Is it possible to change to Ultimate or does this need a complete re-install?
     
  4. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    Use Everest.
    Look at mainboard tab -> ACPI.
    Look if you have a entry called SLIC.
    Look at RSDT & XSDT OEMID, OEM Table ID, what they contain.
    It looks something like this;
    OEMID: HPQOEM
    OEM Table ID: SLIC-CPC
     
  5. ashvidia

    ashvidia MDL Novice

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    Everest shows the foll under Motherboard > ACPI > RSDT:

    ACPI Table Properties
    Field Value

    1. ACPI Signature: RSDT
    2. Table Description: Root System Description Table
    3. Memory Address: 9FEE3040h
    4. Table Length: 48 bytes
    5. OEM ID: HP-CPC
    6. OEM Table ID: AWRDACPI
    7. Creator ID: AWRD

    Mine is an HP (VISTA CAPABLE CERTIFIED) PC. Pl help ti identify whether bios is SLP2.0 (ACPI_SLIC) compliant.
     
  6. ashvidia

    ashvidia MDL Novice

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    no reply from anyone on above query...:rolleyes:
     
  7. WeAreNotAlone

    WeAreNotAlone MDL Member

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    #7 WeAreNotAlone, Sep 2, 2007
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    On a HP bought a few days before the Vista upgrades were offered (not knowing about the free upgrade) I updated the bios with the latest version off HP's site, installed without a key off a retail dvd, then imported the HP OEM certificates.


    EDIT: Bad news... I just went to hp... the P5LP-LE Motherboard BIOS Update docs do not mention V as a supported OS. (as did my bios update)

    Good news it is appears your bios can be modded, and/or you might be able to use this bios:

    (ASUS P5LP-LE)
    HP (ASUS P5LP-LE) 3.17 (ASUS) Modded By XBIOSES Tested By pei boy


    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/3

    .
     
  8. ashvidia

    ashvidia MDL Novice

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    #9 ashvidia, Sep 3, 2007
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    hi WeAreNotAlone

    Thanks buddy...!!!!:)

    But one prob...its a bios update for HP Pavilion a1740n Desktop PC. If later i need to revert back to my XP MCE OEM i wont be in a position to do so as HP system recovery facility is bios dependent. So by updating I will be in a way having a a1740n Desktop PC bios on a m7382in Media center...rendering my XP OEM useless.:-0

    Pl correct me if i am wrong
     
  9. WeAreNotAlone

    WeAreNotAlone MDL Member

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  10. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    It looks you got an incomplete slic.
     
  11. ashvidia

    ashvidia MDL Novice

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    #12 ashvidia, Sep 4, 2007
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    Hi We Are Not Alone,

    I am talking about is XP recovery dics that come with the computer. I dont have XP OEM disk.