XP on a Dell Server?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by natenkiki2004, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

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    I got a Dell PowerEdge 600SC that I'm doing some work on and I'm still trying to figure out everything required to make a XP disc/installation. I installed XP Pro VLK and then tried the Corporate To OEM Utility and "B6F0EEFD" from oembios.net and upon restart it says:

    It gives that error then logs me out of the account. I can only boot into safe mode. I don't want to have to pay the $30 to get a recovery cd, plus the original os was Windows Server 2000 (maybe my problem?).

    I'm sure I fubar'd something, could someone be kind enough to tell me where? Thanks :)
     
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  3. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

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    #3 natenkiki2004, Jun 29, 2009
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    I didn't run oembios.exe. I installed XP Pro Corporate x86 with the corporate key. Then I used this: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5353 with the 4 files from oembios.net. The utility above said I have the things in the bios that I need. So if I use the repair and then the program you linked it should work?

    BTW, you're a god on these forums :D I've read many helpful posts by you. Thanks.
     
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    911medic MDL Guru

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    #4 911medic, Jun 29, 2009
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    Thanks for the compliment, I help when I can..at least I try..:eek:

    Theoretically, it should work. Where did you get the ISO? I assume it is clean..

    Usually, the conversion is very easy..:D But there is always the chance of a hiccup..:cool:
     
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  5. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

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    :) I got the iso a while back in a torrent. It worked great when the VLK wasn't blacklisted. As far as I can tell, it's clean. I'm repairing the install now, I'll post back with results. Thanks again.
     
  6. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

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    I used the program you linked me, it worked great and even restarted for me :D I went to the validation site from microsoft and it passed validation. Thanks, you just saved me $30!
     
  7. 911medic

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    #7 911medic, Jun 29, 2009
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    You can make your own recovery CD with an ISO from Here.. and the necessary OEMBIOS files. Learn to make a .SIF file and you will not have to enter a key..

    google WINNT.SIF and it will show you basics. The OEMBIOS files are at oembios.net..

    Glad we got you working..:D
     
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    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

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    Yea, my next step is to make a disc that I can just put in and not have to worry. I didn't want to hassle with that and end up with coasters because I'm still new to this. Thanks again :D
     
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    unwanted MDL Junior Member

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    Don't worry you can always try. But make sure to backup all your stuffs.
     
  10. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    VM is the ticket..You ALWAYS test your CD/DVD in VM.

    VM ware is good, but you need to be creative to find it..

    Virtual box is free and works well also. You can modify both to emulate OEM bios of your choice..VBox only XP, VMWare for XP and Vista/ win 7..
     
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    SirSilentBob MDL Senior Member

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    Always use VMs

    Haha. Right about that! I have several VMs and simply was to stubborn to use them, and almost had my 64bit XP install hosed, remember that?

    Just have to remember to not get carried away and not use on a live install until virtual machine testing looks good!
     
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