Windows XP Student Edition(s)

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Elvis42, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Elvis42

    Elvis42 MDL Novice

    Sep 30, 2007
    okay....I have a very unusual set of questions here....I have two versions of Windows XP Professional Student Edition SP2 & SP3, they don't need to be activated, but I am wondering how I would go about making them OEM's for the EMachine I am currently working are the specs.....:)

    T2742 Support Information

    CPU: Intel® Celeron® 2.70GHz Processor - 128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB
    Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Chipset: Intel® 845GV chipset
    Memory: 256MB DDR (PC 2100) - Expandable to 1GB
    Hard Drive: 40GB HDD
    Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (48 × 24x16 × 48); 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
    Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D - 64MB Shared memory
    Sound: AC '97 Audio
    Network: Intel® PRO 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
    Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
    Peripherals: Standard Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
    Ports/Other: 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
    Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D

    I downloaded a Dell OEM Windows XP Professional SP2 for use as an example of the structure...I do not want to include any of the bloat that OEM's include, but would like to include the logo's etc....

    so question is can I use the Student editions because they don't need activated and use the Dell edition as an example of structure and just go through an replace the Dell with the appropriate files from the EMachine versions? does that make any sense? anyone have the EMachine files that I need.....????

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, because I am definately in the land of the lost here :)
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    May 21, 2007
    #2 urie, Feb 21, 2009
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  3. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    Use the Dell OEM CD as recommended above (replace the required files), there are no third party appz (aka bloatware) in the Dell OEM CD. The actual OS install is the same in OEM and VLK discs (ie: XP sp2 OEM/SLP has the same OS install as XP sp2 VLK)...the only real difference between VLK and OEM/SLP is the licensing and logos.