Windows XP Install With Retail CD And OEM Product Key

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by MyShadeOfGlory, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. MyShadeOfGlory

    MyShadeOfGlory MDL Novice

    Jul 23, 2011
    I could really use a hand with an XP install I'm trying to do for someone. I've been reading for hours on this forum and others and can't seem to grasp what step I should take next. This forum in particular seems to be full of XP experts and has posts more recent than 2008, so I'm hoping I can find some help here.

    Here's where I'm at right now:

    I'm working on a Sony Vaio VGC-RB30 that came pre-installed with a copy of Windows XP Home Edition (I am unsure of the original service pack or if SP updates had been installed over the years). I do not have recovery discs, the OEM disc, or much of anything really.

    I downloading the Retail SP 3 copy of XP that was recommended on the "Windows XP Repository" sticky on this forum, burned it onto a disc and did a format and reinstall on the OS partition (I believe the previous OS had a rootkit on it so I took the most extreme measure I could without purchasing a new drive).

    Now, many of you are already saying, "Well that won't work you idiot," and you'd be right. I can't get past the Product Key input prompt in the installation process with the OEM key on the COA.

    I would prefer to create a Generic OEM disc so I can reformat the drive and reinstall again (and have the disc in the future in case I need to do this again for someone else), but I can't seem to find a tutorial on altering a retail image in that way. At this point, I'd settle on having XP just running and activated. A step by step outline would be appreciated.

    I've read about the unattended.txt and the winnt.sif and can't discern if using one of these and reburning the disc will circumvent my issue.

    I'm currently on a Macbook with a Windows 7 VM installed on it.

    Thanks all. Cheers.
  2. Tr3bg0D

    Tr3bg0D MDL Junior Member

    May 8, 2011
    If you do not have a Sony OEM disk, your OS will still need validation and you will have to bypass. Google Windows.Genuine.Advantage.Validation.v1.9.0040.0.CRACKED.REPACK-DS9
  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

    Oct 26, 2009
    1. find crc32 / SLP string in bios
    2. Download XP Professional/Home
    3. use oemslp key
    4. done

    = Create an OEMSLP CD and stop using WGA crap.
    I have premade isos available with biosfiles for each brand, all u need is the key.
  4. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    Do not recommend WGA cracks especially with an OEM SLP machine.
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    #5 urie, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Ok a couple of issues here you used retail cd first thing you need to change is setupp.ini file in i386 folder to,
    That will make it accept OEM key also download OEMBIOS tool (v1.1) from that thread. run it though CMD prompt and it will tell you what OEM bios files you require then download compressed ones from link on same thread will probably be Sony (OEMBIOS.CAT CRC32=376E13C7) and copy them to i386 folder as for xp oem SLP key you can try default MS one .

    I have sent you PM.
  6. mad_cow

    mad_cow MDL Novice

    Jul 4, 2010
    You definitely belong somewhere else.
  7. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

    Aug 13, 2008
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  8. sageattar

    sageattar MDL Novice

    Dec 8, 2009
    how to activate retail cd in acer aspire 5315

    i had download retail version of sp3 and now it wants the activation
    when i restart computer the screen display 3 days left for activation plz help me
  9. skylark

    skylark MDL Junior Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    #9 skylark, Aug 24, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
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