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24-03-2011, 08:35 AM
Hi guys, the boxes have their OEM license, but I only have Volume License media....anyone have OEM ISO I can download?

24-03-2011, 09:01 AM
There's a way to change the media type :xmouth:

24-03-2011, 09:06 AM
Just one other thing to be made aware of , not all OEM keys will work on the OEM CD.

Meaning - if its an old key, lets say issued with SP1, then most of the time you cant use a XP Pro OEM With SP3 - it wont accept it, even though its legal and legit. You have to use a SP1 CD, then upgrade the service packs. A real PITA Had that happen the other day :annoyed:

I got the whole lot SP1 - SP3 But not to sure where to upload to, so you can download. My upload speed is not exactly fast from my server. ( its not meant to be)

24-03-2011, 10:09 AM
You can convert VL media to OEM.
I had to do something like this the other day with Server 2003 media - wainui knows all about that :D
Copy the entire contents of the VL CD to a temp folder on the HDD.
Browse to the i386 folder and look for a file called setupp.ini.
See here for more info:
Basically remove the last 3 digits of the PID and replace with OEM.

Once you've done that you could try and burn back to a CD but that takes too long and can be a pain trying to make it bootable.
I just used this: http://www.datafilehost.com/download-3c7ead6d.html to create a bootable USB stick, makes the install much faster.

24-03-2011, 11:19 AM
Yeah it's safer to change your VLK media type than it is to try and find a matching "media", because there's multiple types of OEM Keys / media.
HP / Compaq OEM, IBM OEM, Toshiba OEM, Generic OEM, Acer OEM etc etc ....

24-03-2011, 11:42 AM
thanks guys!