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    OEMBIOS and Windows XP

    I was repairing a second hand computer for a realitve, and they had no Windows CD but i noticed there was a COA sticker,

    so I thought that I recall looking online if you download an OEMBIOS files for the matching brand so i did this

    and i made an copy of my windows xp cd and replaced the OEMBIOS files with the ones i downloaded and burnt the cd

    since it gave me two different sets i could use , i tried one but it failed copying the files across on the file so i assume it was corrupt

    i downloaded the second set and burnet the cd again, this time everything went all to plan

    but what puzzled me was that i thought it enter a matching product key automatically for me and also activate the copy of windows without it needing online access but it didnt do both the things,

    i haven't yet activated it since i yet to use nlite to intergrate drivers and xp updates

    but can anyone shine some light what i doing wrong or have i misunderstood

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    This explains what you need to do.

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