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OEM A.C.T. (OEM Activation Control Technology)
This is a method that allows you to create a Windows XP Setup disk that has Multiple Manufacturer oembios.* files on it. During installation a script is run that determines what oembios.* files are needed for the system so that you will have a pre-activated install. This will help lessen the times that you need to call Microsoft for activation. :D

Problems make it work

Postby sergio71 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:19 pm

Maybe I understood it wrong, but how I understand it with the OEMSCAN ADDON for Dell it should be possible to make a usuall XP Cd working with a Dell computer without having to a Key. I used my German Win XP Pro SP2 CD (OEM Systembuilder - officially bought) and integrated the Oemscan Addon for Dell ( I have a Dell D830). But still it asks for the Serial when I install it on the computer. Do I understand the concept wrong, or did I miss some steps/tasks to do? Cd boots and installs very well just like the
original disk.
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Postby mr_smartepants » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:13 am

No, you need to provide a valid Dell SLP OEM key for each version of XP you plan to use (Home, Pro). The benefit of the SLP process is you only need one key to deploy XP in an activated state to many of the same manufacturers PCs.
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ok - thne i got something wrong

Postby sergio71 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:24 am

And this slp is just delivered to e.g. Dell,Acer,....
I have no chance to get such a key if i am not a vendor.
FOr me it sound like i coud take the key from Acer or Hp that
I extract from such preinstalled system to make e.g. a Dell working. But seems to be wrong. Or if anyone has such a key .. pm
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guess

Postby sergio71 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:00 am

I found a M$ page where they show some keys (other threat in this forum) but after I integrate the Acer Addon Pack, where do i have to but this key. On the website from from M$ winnt.sif is explaint. But here in the project it is not that clearly expressed (or understood by me).
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Postby mr_smartepants » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:27 pm

If you integrated the OEMSCAN 1.4.1 addon, then you need to put your product key in \i386\winnt.sif
Here's what I have in my winnt.sif file:
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[Data]
AutomaticUpdates="Yes"
Autopartition=0
MsDosInitiated=0
UnattendedInstall="Yes"

[Unattended]
UnattendMode=FullUnattended
UnattendSwitch="No"
OemPreinstall="Yes"
OemSkipEula="Yes"
FileSystem=*
WaitForReboot="No"
NoWaitAfterTextMode=1
NoWaitAfterGUIMode=1
DriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
NonDriverSigningPolicy=Ignore
Hibernation="No"

[Display]
BitsPerPel=32

[SystemRestore]
DisableSR=1
CreateFirstRunRp=0

[GuiUnattended]
AdminPassword=*
TimeZone=085
OEMSkipRegional=1
OemSkipWelcome=1
DetachedProgram=".\system32\setoem.exe"

[Shell]
CustomDefaultThemeFile="%WinDir%\Resources\Themes\VistaRTM.theme"

[Components]

[UserData]
ProductKey="AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE"
ComputerName=Change_Me
FullName="Admin"

[RegionalSettings]
LanguageGroup=1
Language= "0409"

[Networking]
InstallDefaultComponents="Yes"

[Identification]
JoinWorkgroup="workgroup"



Notice the lines:
[UserData]
ProductKey="AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE"

This is where you put your product key.
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oho

Postby sergio71 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:44 pm

I just had there:

[UserData]
ProductKey="AAAAA-BBBBB-CCCCC-DDDDD-EEEEE"

But then it complainted that (tanslation from german) : It has problems installing and some file are incorrect in Phase 0.
I'll try with your template in the evening. For Acer will the Addon-Pack work with all Acer computers (I have a TravelMate 8106)? Or do I need to extract and change some
data before.

Many thanks for your help. Seems really to be a nice project!
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Addon Pack language

Postby sergio71 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:49 pm

Are the Addon Packs prepared o be used with any language XP CD? Or are they just usable with english language? I'd like
to integrate into a german language XP CD!
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Postby Siginet » Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:10 am

I don't think the OEMScan Addons are language dependant so I doubt if there would be issues because of you using a german oem disk.

Make sure your key is an slp key. The keys from Microsofts website may or may not work. It's best to get an slp key from the winnt.sif file on the disk that came with your acer. But it will work with any slp key from any manufacturer.

For the old OEMScan 1.4 addons you need to place the slp key in your winnt.sif file. But the new one you need the key in the oemscan.ini for best results.
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May I use the key I extract

Postby sergio71 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:54 am

with viewkeyxp.exe this is totally different from those on the sticker. As well i found that on several hp computers there is everywhere the same key (as well with viewkeyxp.exe exracted) - for all HP I scanned. Is OEMSCAN_ADDON_Acer_1.4.1.7z the new or old one?
Many thanks for help - anyway.
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Postby Siginet » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:19 pm

1.4.1 is the old addons... but they are the most recent complete addons available. mr_smartepants came up with a new method that works differently. Both methods are simular though and both methods need an slp key.
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