oemscan post install? Trying to make universal image.

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

oemscan post install? Trying to make universal image.

Postby bahwtf » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:58 pm

I refurbish used, and off-lease computers, and i probably have to image maybe 300 machines a month. They all have XP Pro COAs affixed to their cases, but the hardware varies.

What I've been doing is using a DVD i created that uses oemscan to install the proper string in the bios. The DVD also uses driverpacks, and I've been able to just about install on every machine I've come across.

What i would like to do is pretty much just have a sysprep'd image that will do the same, (use oemscan, and driverpacks) and deploy via True Image across my network.

I'm tuning my image in VMWare right now, but I'm not too sure if installing the driver packs/running OEMScan/switching HAL AFTER the mini-setup will work properly?

Any suggestions?
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Postby gospeed.racer » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:07 am

I have not been able to use oemscan in this way, but Severach on MSFN was recommending "XP License Changer" for post use:
I looked it over and didnt really get it, so I just bookmarked it and figured I would come back to it one day. Never have had time. It was last updated in 2008 though :(
I also bookmarked this one, but havent had a chance to play with it at all.

I would love to find a post solution, to use along with oemscan. I have too many computers where oemscan mis-guesses the correct oem.
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oemscan post install Trying to make universal image

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