Windows XP Home SP3 Retail French to Windows XP Home SP3 HP OEM

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by kukubau, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    I have a serious problem. I'm trying to convert Windows XP Home SP3 Retail French to Windows XP Home SP3 Hewlet-Packard OEM for a buddy of mine. The OS came preisntalled on a laptop he bought from France, so with genuine license and all. The problem is that I forgot to copy pidgen.dll and dpc...dll from the original installation (can't remember the name of the file) and replacing the oem *.cat files aren't helping. His original product key I backed up doesn't work. I knew I had to copy pidgen.dll.

    Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you.
     
  2. sebus

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    You doing OEM, so the original key is absolutely of NO interest to you
    Use oembios changer from stickies

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  3. kukubau

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    I am still asked for activation and to enter a product key. I don't know why why this is happening. I copied the compressed and uncompressed files and pidgen.dll and the other file in the Language_Files and ran OEM.exe.

    No luck. It didn't activate.
     
  4. kukubau

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    #4 kukubau, Aug 2, 2010
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    What pidgen.dll and dpc*.dll I need for making this work? Stupid me I forgot to backup them. Windows XP SP1 French was the original OS installed. I can't find them on the backup cds my friend created with the HP utility. So far I tried from Windows XP +Xp3 French Retail Cd, didn't work, different versions of pidgen.dll, no luck.

    Will the oembios.* files from the oembios repository (Professional version I suppose) work for my Windows Xp Sp3 Home Ed or do I need the oembios files from a Home Edition Cd?

    Here is some info:

    Microsoft Windows XP dition familiale Service Pack 3
    Product Part No.: A22-00001
    Installed from 'OEM' media.
    Product ID: 76412-OEM-0011903-00101 match to CD Key data

    What kind of licensing is this? OEM I suppose,but the 30 days keeps popping after using vlk_to_oem and 911 medic's. The oembios tools shows HP / Compaq (OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=CD4E1902) as one of the ones being compatible.
     
  5. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    Is this just for CORP TO OEM conversion or does this work for retail ed. too?
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    works fine with retail.
     
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  7. kukubau

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    #7 kukubau, Aug 2, 2010
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    Doesn't work for me.

    The key that was preactivated on the laptop is the HP/Compaq key (KG27H-JV9M6...) which is not accepted at installation using the retail french windows xp home+sp3 "fr_windows_xp_home_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_x14-92415.iso". I can't reinstall the os again using a custom OEM Cd so my only choice is the OEM conversion.
    My suspicion is on the unique language files required, pidgen.dll and DPCDLL.DLL. I used these from the retail cd with the oembiosfiles from the repository, but no luck.
     
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  9. kukubau

    kukubau MDL Addicted

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    I didn't have enough time and never thought of making an oem slp cd then. I was under pressure getting it done as fast as I could. I know I should've replaced setupp.ini and everything would've been a walk in the park, but I didn't think of that at the time. Stupid me.
    Instead I used the French retail cd and hit next, not entering any pk.