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djlax152

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Okay so i get this problem all the time, someone brings me there gateway, dell, Hp Toshiba ect... Laptop or pc and windows can not boot. There is nothing wrong with the hardware on the machine and a simple repair install will easily fix this problem. Of course the end user does not have the operating system installation disk because either it was thrown away or the manufacturer does not want to give it to them. So yes occasionally i do go out on the internet and try to find the windows OEM source files for a dell or whatever the brand. I am sure you all know that anytime you take this route you really have no idea what you are getting, whether it is OEM, REtail, Dell, Toshiba, 64bit x86 ect...

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to kind of decipher the installation files to know exactly what i have. With Windows XP I used to run Nlite on the Source installation point and after a few seconds it would come up and tell me what version it was what service pack it had ect.. With Vlite it does not do this is asks you to specify what version you have rather than detecting it for you. Is there any program out there that can look at the source files and let me know if it is OEM or Retail, what company it is branded to, X86 or 64, Business or Ultimate ect.... ?????


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What you are doing is illegal.

Please just stop talking about and asking for help with it. Also hope staff don't ban you for asking for help with your illegal behavior.

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What you are doing is illegal.

Please just stop talking about and asking for help with it. Also hope staff don't ban you for asking for help with your illegal behavior.



My question is not, how do I download illegal copies of software, and counterfeit windows... I am only asking how to pull information from the windows source files? If that is illegal then Nlite is illegal software because that's what it does. I am not asking anyone to advise on illegal activity, if you want me to rephrase this that is fine. but the question is how do i find out exactly what version of windows i have just by looking at the source files, so i can repair my computer?

Edited by djlax152, 13 July 2010 - 11:53 AM.


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VLite and nLite make "educated" guesses about the installation media presented to them. They do not reverse or decouple anything information wise.

That however is NOT the illegal conversation Kel is referring to.

"So yes occasionally i do go out on the internet and try to find the windows OEM source files for a dell or whatever the brand. I am sure you all know that anytime you take this route you really have no idea what you are getting, whether it is OEM, REtail, Dell, Toshiba, 64bit x86 ect... "

That is. Such discussion CANNOT be carried anywhere here. And based on the statement of the request, even if what you wanted was possible, nobody here would provide it.

Edited by Zacam, 13 July 2010 - 10:56 PM.


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Here it is in plain English

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