What files to copy/extract from an OEM XP CD?

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  1. Galane

    Galane MDL Novice

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    #1 Galane, Apr 13, 2014
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    I have an original Windows XP OEM reinstall CD for MPC (formerly Micron PC) computers.

    What files do I need to copy from it to use so a multi-OEM install can correctly identify MPC computers? Can the files be modified for Vista and Win 7?

    Win 7 multi-OEM mis-identified an MPC laptop as an ACER. I'd expected it might tag it as a Samsung since that's who actually made laptops for MPC.

    I'd also like to have SLIC data for modding MPC BIOS to preserve the manufacturer ID. Dunno how/if that's possible for Windows 7 since MPC went out of business before the release of 7 so the highest SLIC any MPC will have is 2.0 for Vista.
     
  2. Tito

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    The OEMBIOS files you uploaded are enough for identification under XP. For Vista, it is also easy as you have MPC SLIC 2.0. But for 7, it willn't be easy as no MPC SLIC 2.1 is leaked but you can force any theme using this.
     
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    #3 Galane, Apr 14, 2014
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    Serg008 modded the BIOS www dot sendspace dot com/file/18k9lv for SLIC 2.1, but WinPhlash doesn't work on Win 7 x64.

    There are no MPC computers with SLIC 2.1 or higher. The company went out of business in 2008, before the release of Win 7.
     
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    #5 Galane, Apr 14, 2014
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    OK, will try that. I have an older Hiren's it wouldn't work with. Wouldn't work with UBCD4Win or ERD Commander/DaRT either.

    BIOS flashed, now I just need to poke Windows the right way to activate it.