XP activation - I'm lost

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Holden von Vloppen, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Holden von Vloppen

    Holden von Vloppen MDL Junior Member

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    I've been reading through the posts here, but I'm lost. I've been reading through the stickies and the info about OEM, retail, and VLK, but I don't understand. I have a copy of Windows XP Home that I'll be installing on a No OS PC. Is there an activation tool for XP similar to the Daz Loader for Windows 7? If so, is there an instruction page?
     
  2. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Why not follow the step-by-step instructions here? It is a fairly straight forward guide and you could try a superior XP image than the one you already have i.e. Pro with SP3. For activation, you can always use AntiWPA so that you won't have to mess with your BIOS (see chapter 5.3 of the guide).
     
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
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    using AntiWPA is last resort not recommended also using DMI-Boot-CD-for-Award-AMI-Intel-BIOS-(Add-SLP1.0-w-o-modding) is safe it is not a bios mod as such it just adds string to DMI area it is risk free.
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    AntiWPA is not the way to go..I would recommend for only botched activation and only to fix the problem (X64 specifically). It should be removed ASAP in this instance.

    To add the SLP is not actually with the bios, it is DMI for the most part. There are a few that need BIOS mods but it is NOT necessary. Only adding strings to DMI. If the OS is already loaded, use the OEMBIOS changer tool after the DMI tool. Another factor is the machine you are installing on. Is it OEM NoOS such as Dell?? If so, you likely already have a SLP in bios. Use the OEMBIOS.EXE tool to see what is there, often time people are suprised to find a valid SLP in a machine...
     
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  5. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Thanks for the clarification guys.

    I did notice that AntiWPA wasn't on the top of the list of options, but back in those days, I ve used it several times for activating XP - without noticing any problems with it.

    All I can say that it was certainly the 'easiest' one to apply (and that was by key motive for me suggesting it to Holden von Vloppen, as he seems new to this stuff). But surely there must a more serious reason that people do not recommending using that. So what were the disadvantages of using AntiWPA :confused:
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    All I can say is for more serious reason is it can fail same with VLK keys they get blacklisted safest method is OEM SLP 1.0. And also once you tattoo the dmi area and you can make up oem:slp xp cd for user and they can just install windows no need to search for AntiWPA or vlk keys e.c.t OEM SLP will always be genuine. The whole point of the forum is about genuine activation ( If possible) and yes some motherboards do require a bios mod but most don't for slp.1.0. Another point is some motherboards do come with slp. 1.0 string in them asus for example no need to even tattoo the motherboard so always better to use oembios.exe to check first :)
     
  7. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    That makes sense - and it is a good enough reason to chose it over AntiWPA. Once again thanks for the clarification and apologies for suggesting something that should be avoided :eek:

    I can only recommend things to the best of my knowledge - and this - sometimes is flawed...