Windows MCE 2005 Issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by ThatLondonFella, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. ThatLondonFella

    ThatLondonFella MDL Novice

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    Hey all,

    I have a MCE 2005 HP computer that needs a fresh install of the MCE 2005 OS on it. I downloaded a untouched retail copy of MCE 2005 (2 disks) on here and installed it but the product key seems to be invalid despite being a legitimate key that came with the PC bought from PC World. I assume this is down to the product key being for OEM versions and the version I downloaded being Retail? I rang up M$ to ask if this could be resolved and they sent me to HP to get the OS disks, which to no surprise costs alot. If anyone could give me a free solution, a link to an OEM version that supports my product key, then I would be very grateful as my PC is now essentially a virus ridden door-stop!

    Kind regards,

    TLF
     
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #2 Tito, Nov 4, 2012
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    Assuming you have these files:

    Code:
    File Name: en_winxp_mce_2005_cd1.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: 263e59a41559bdb988304f033ea8116efc500456
    
    
    File Name: en_winxp_mce_2005_cd2.iso
    Languages: English
    SHA1: 4efc488f9ed6b746cec11e8b1cdc5241c50fa490
    
    Now do a fresh install using the key I pm-ed you. Then download HP & COMPAQ (OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=CD4E1902) oembios set from here & apply them using this.
     
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