Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

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    noway
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    #118680

    I received a PC for repair and during diagnosis I used a VLK CD to install XP SP2.

    The client now says that they don’t have the original XP OEM CD in their possession. Is there a way to change the key/pid of the VLK installation to the customer’s OEM cd-key? (From sticker on PC)

    please hlep me

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    biggles77
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    Re: Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

    Not that I have found. The VLK version will not accept an OEM key. I think you will need to reinstall with an OEM version for the OEM key to use.

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    noway
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    #236499

    Re: Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

    An IT guy said “you have to use windows CD-KEY changer to change the PID with the product ID”

    I download the software from microsoft site but it did not work.. it always give this error : 0x8004005

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    Ossian
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    #176019

    Re: Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

    AS Biggles said, you can change the Product Key to the same type: VLK to VLK, OEM to OEM, but not within types.

    Reinstall!

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    noway
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    #236500

    Re: Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

    ok.. then what do you think about this Article:

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    Unlocking WinXP’s setupp.ini

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

    ExtraData=707A667567736F696F697911AE7E05
    Pid=55034000

    The Pid value is what we’re interested in. What’s there now looks like a 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 clean install? The last three digits determines 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.

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    Ossian
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    #176025

    Re: Change XP SP2 VLK installation to OEM

    This is on the setup CD. It controls settings used when the OS is installed. Once the OS is installed it is put into the mode determined by the setup CD.

    You have already installed the OS, a rather different situation

    btw, we are getting on very dodgy ground at this point. Microsoft take a very dim view of misuse of license keys. IMHO, your best (and legal) option is to do a reinstall using the legal OEM license key you have.

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