xp pro activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Hannies, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Hannies

    Hannies MDL Novice

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    I am new to the forum and am looking for some step by step advice as I find that there is so much useful info that it is difficult to decide on how to proceed.
    I have an xppro sp1 vlk cd[bootable iso-- long since b/listed] that I have created an sp3 slipstream from and which works fine on an old desktop[thanks to Supremo Phantom]which I built from retail parts.It has an ASUS mobo with an AWARD bios.I am looking for a once and all solution for the desktop.
    1] OEMBIOS.EXE shows the following for the desktop:-
    F:ASUS OEMBIOS.CAT CRC=2411858C
    F:HP and COMPAQ OEMBIOS.CAT=CD4E1902
    and says that these royalty oem cds would pre-activate[slp]
    2] I also have a legit oem xppro operating system on an IBM Thinkpad T40 and which has a hologram/ cd-key underneath which says for use on 1-2 cpu.I do not at this stage have any cd for this laptop[I bought it in a second-hand shop],although I am able to make one from the original i386 setup folder on the c:Drive--or download a recovery cd from IBM.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    Tx,
    Hannies:
     
  2. Computer Fixer

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  3. Hannies

    Hannies MDL Novice

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    When you do this,does the installation at any stage still ask for the cd-key on the hologram sticker?Also can I test this in virtual box without any issues?
     
  4. urie

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    If you run the oembios changer it will insert correct OEM SLP1.0 key, the cd-key on the hologram sticker is not OEM SLP one. It wont work on virtual box without SLP1.0 in virtual box dmi area.
     
  5. Hannies

    Hannies MDL Novice

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    How does one add the SLP 1.0 into virtualbox DMI area?
    By the way would the DMI boot cd I see mentioned also do the trick?
    TX
     
  6. urie

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    @ FreeStyler as far as I know that only works on Linux versions of VirtualBox.
     
  7. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Nope. It works very well on windows app also...
     
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  8. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #9 FreeStyler, Nov 24, 2010
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    FYI: oembios.exe doesn't detect SLP strings added by XML (or at least it didn't last time i tried) but it activates fine