XP Mode activation under VMWare7?

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  1. breeza

    breeza MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to activate Windows7 XP mode under VMWare7?

    Got it running fine under VMWare but it asks for activation.
    Ran the slic dumper toolkit in XP mode VirtualPC and it shows no slic/slp info.
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #2 sebus, Nov 15, 2009
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    Yes, it is possible. You have to edit Vmware BIOS to have the string

    in DMI (learn how to do it or ask somebody to mod for you!)

    (this is the string already included in VIRTUAL PC AND XP MODE FINAL RTM BUILD 7600.16393.20090922-1800) that is why it activates in Windows 7 VPC!

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  3. breeza

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    #3 breeza, Nov 15, 2009
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    I can extract the VMWare bios from the exe but where exactly does this string need to go?
    Ah DMI OK
     
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    #5 Cucscspr, Nov 22, 2009
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    Depends, need to hex edit "BIOSCOD2.ROM" for Asus and Dell. Well, I had to.

    So I guess it depends what manufacturer you want.

    You can just grab modded bios from HERE.
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Of course, BIOS mod will work no matter what, even if you have it set to false

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  9. sebus

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    Then give up, it really is not for you by the look of things

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    #15 vvvvv5, Nov 24, 2009
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    I'm not gona give up this easily but will try next year when I've spare time & will be back with the result, presently I don't have time to spend on this silly activation:rolleyes::rolleyes:
    Currently will run in vmlite:)
    Will de back definitely :)

    Hanging Up MDLF..........:(
    Take care all....:)
    Keep Cracking M$.....:p:D
     
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    #18 sebus, Nov 24, 2009
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    It definitely does not work in a default setup (no mod of any kind) on W7 Enterprise x64
    BIOS needs to be modded & xpmode.enable="TRUE"

    I will test it on other flavours of Windows 7 & also on other version of Windows (I only use server W2K3)

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