Windows XP Produt Version Change

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by s32ialx, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. s32ialx

    s32ialx MDL Novice

    Mar 13, 2014
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    Hey Guys this is my first post because of a piece of software I have lost over the years.

    Long Story Short I'm repairing a laptop for a friend, I have my own copy of MCE 2005 but it's Retail OEM not Reseller OEM.

    As in it's not a branded OEM.

    [Pid]
    ExtraData=786F687170637175716954806365EF
    Pid=76487000

    which is fine as my legit key works with it but my friends key does not...

    I got MCE installed but it won't accept his key even after the install the Activation says Incorrect Key

    I don't know what do do I tried using the OEMBIOS changer in the stickied post to no avail...

    I need to get this activated and updated asap esp now with XP EoL coming up really soon..

    There used to be a piece of software out there that could change the type of windows you had

    Windows XP (Home/PRO/MCE) (VLK/OEM/Retail)

    anyone remember this and can offer a d/l link to it would be greatly apperciated

    or can I alter my ISO to accept his key?

    if so what do I do to change my ISO to accept his key.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Did you check to see which OEM the machine matches, then use the oembios files indicated?? No reason the changer wont activate it unless no SLP exists...
     
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  4. s32ialx

    s32ialx MDL Novice

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    Thanks all... I did get it fixed using the long route

    I was hoping for the program because it does all the changes for you as well as for Server 2003 Product Versions as well.

    It took me a while to figure it out but i realized that I need to put the OEM files in the i386 folder.