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Changing XP from/To OEM,Retail,Volume License

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Have you got an OEM version of XP but want a Retail or a Coporate Version of Window XP?
Well here is a way to do it, see below.

Please note you must own a legal copy with a legit CD Key.......

WinXP's setupp.ini controls how the cd acts. IE, is it OEM version or retail?
First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP cd. Open it up, it'll look somthing like this:

ExtraData=707A667567736F696F697911AE7E05
Pid=55034000

The Pid value is what we're interested in. What's there now looks like standard default. There are special numbers that determine if it's a retail, oem or volume license edition. First, we break down that number into two parts. The first five digits determines how the CD will behave, ie is it a retail cd that lets you clean install or upgrade, or an oem cd that only lets you perform a cleam install?
The last three digits determine what CD key it will accept. You are able to mix and match these values. For example, you could make a WinXP cd that acted like a retail cd, yet accepted OEM keys.

Now, for the actual values. Remember the first and last values are interchangable, but usually you'd keep them as a pair:

Retail = 51882 335
Volume license = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM

So if you wanted a retail CD that took retail keys, the last line of your setupp.ini file would read:

Pid=51882335

And if you wanted a retail CD that took OEM keys, you'd use

Pid=51882OEM

Note that this does NOT get rid of WinXP's activation. Changing the Pid to a Volume License will not bypass activation. You must have a volume license (corporate) key to do so.

Hope this helps

Worf


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Have you got an OEM version of XP but want a Retail or a Coporate Version of Window XP?
Well here is a way to do it, see below.

Please note you must own a legal copy with a legit CD Key.......

WinXP's setupp.ini controls how the cd acts. IE, is it OEM version or retail?
First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your WinXP cd. Open it up, it'll look somthing like this:

ExtraData=707A667567736F696F697911AE7E05
Pid=55034000

The Pid value is what we're interested in. What's there now looks like standard default. There are special numbers that determine if it's a retail, oem or volume license edition. First, we break down that number into two parts. The first five digits determines how the CD will behave, ie is it a retail cd that lets you clean install or upgrade, or an oem cd that only lets you perform a cleam install?
The last three digits determine what CD key it will accept. You are able to mix and match these values. For example, you could make a WinXP cd that acted like a retail cd, yet accepted OEM keys.

Now, for the actual values. Remember the first and last values are interchangable, but usually you'd keep them as a pair:

Retail = 51882 335
Volume license = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM

So if you wanted a retail CD that took retail keys, the last line of your setupp.ini file would read:

Pid=51882335

And if you wanted a retail CD that took OEM keys, you'd use

Pid=51882OEM

Note that this does NOT get rid of WinXP's activation. Changing the Pid to a Volume License will not bypass activation. You must have a volume license (corporate) key to do so.

Hope this helps

Worf


And if you replace around 6 to 11 files in I386 folder of XP CD you can hack that CD to act activation process like a OEM, Retail, Volume etc...

For example, i have a Compaq V2617LA Laptop with Windows XP Home SP2 Spanish... I have created a Windows XP Pro SP3 CD with original OEM activation from Compaq with 6 files from my system over a Windows XP Pro SP3 Volume License...
The result is original Windows XP Pro SP3 OEM, and accepts other OEM Keys and ask to activate over the phone. Because I use the key in the registry (preactivated by Compaq) XP never tell me activate... I think is possible to make a Windows XP Home Volume License with these hacks but i don't achieve this for now...

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Something about this tut:
http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-YipIuY8lc6fWd1lXosVzDL_23pzbpWYhMg--?cq=1&p=169

OEMBIOS:
http://rapidshare.com/files/113470112/IBM_CORPORATION.rar[url="http://rapidshare.com/files/113463273/ACER.rar"]http://rapidshare.com/files/113463273/ACER.rar[/url][url="http://rapidshare.com/files/113456156/HP-COMPAQ.rar"]http://rapidshare.com/files/113456156/HP-COMPAQ.rar[/url][url="http://rapidshare.com/files/113604231/Dell.rar"]http://rapidshare.com/files/113604231/Dell.rar[/url][url="http://rapidshare.com/files/113606622/SONY.rar"]http://rapidshare.com/files/113606622/SONY.rar[/url][url="http://rapidshare.com/files/113642924/LENOVO.rar"]http://rapidshare.com/files/113642924/LENOVO.rar[/url]
And OEM keys:
**** REMOVED ****


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Be carreful about manupilate xp cd. Be sure you have right disc and right license ....
I confirm the volume/corporate version has differents oembios files (7 files exactly) from retail, not just setupp.ini ...

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Be carreful about manupilate xp cd. Be sure you have right disc and right license ....
I confirm the volume/corporate version has differents oembios files (7 files exactly) from retail, not just setupp.ini ...


Exactly.
I'm talking about 4 OEMBIOS, PIDGEN.DLL, DPCDLL.DLL and Setup.ini... I write in my last post that i replaced In XP Pro SP3 Corporate Disk that files from XP SP2 OEM Compaq, and turn it a Corporate Version into a Royalty OEM Version... I installed Pro SP3 with generic key HP/Compaq and system is genuine, never tell me activate... WGA show my system is totally legal... because use of HP/Compaq OEM key...

My laptop is Compaq V2617LA and because is HP/Compaq i don't know if this CD works with my generic HP/Compaq key in others HP/Compaqs machines...

Edit: I downloaded HP/Compaq pack from matrixbk with purpose of compare my files with them... They're different... i don't know if that files work in my PC...

Edited by gus_007x, 16 May 2008 - 08:26 AM.


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Now, for the actual values. Remember the first and last values are interchangable, but usually you'd keep them as a pair:

Retail = 51882 335
Volume license = 51883 270
OEM = 82503 OEM


I thought I might add another pid value that I found on a volume license CD that my brother gave me. He works at a major University in NYC and the pid value on their volume license iso was:

Pid=76487270

Just thought I might add this for the sake of anybody who might have a problem with educational volume licensing.

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Note that when you change the PID, you aren't changing the version of Windows on the disc - only the types of license keys it will accept. It is not technically the same thing.
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Does that mean theres a VLK version of XP MCE and Home?

Id be waiting to use it then!
Working on a Ultimate Operating System DVD: Its also going to have a home-made autorun
that you can select an OS to install, and create indivisual CD .iso's, for old computers :)

I'm also working on a boot menu program, like CDShell

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Does that mean theres a VLK version of XP MCE and Home?

Id be waiting to use it then!

No, only OEM and retail. There are no VLK versions of anything other than Professional.
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