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Fren Banklin

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  1. I've used nLite for years. It's a reputable program, and very useful. It doesn't do anything that the User (i.e. YOU) does not want it to do. You pick what XP features you want, and exclude those you don't. Such as the stupid "OOBE (Out of Box Experience)" you have to sit through everytime you reinstall. There are many, many other useless features that can be removed/turned off etc... So if a person doesn't like what nLite has "done" to their system, they have no one but themselves to blame, as nLite only does what you tell it to do. nLite is also very well supported; it's creator is
  2. Yet another update: Okay, so after successfully completing the O/S install, I go to Windows Update and it wants to do a Validation check. I decided not to do this, instead I manually changed the registry entry mentioned in the previous post with the original Product ID/Channel ID. Then used an older version of "Magic Jelly Bean" to change the product key from the "one size fits all" corporate key to the original key I got prior to the Repair Install. (Later versions of MJB do not have the "Change Product Key" tool.) Seemed like it went well, so I browsed back to Windows Update and -
  3. An update: After the successful install of the Volume License XP Pro Installation disk, I notice that the product key being reported in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version is: Odd thing is, the installation disk's setupp.ini file reports: How does a Product ID of 55274 with a channel ID of 270, get changed to a channel ID of 645 ? This indicates to me that the channel ID being reported in the registry sometimes may not be the one needed in the \I386 folder of the installation disk. The cause of all my problems. Is there an explanation for this ? Is the
  4. I have a mostly working machine that was a bit flaky so I decided to run a repair install. When I went to input the Product Key (that was used on the previous install and reported by Magic Jelly Bean), the installation refuses the Product Key. I've tried at least 6 different disks and all have failed. I'm waiting for the 7th to complete as I type this. Here's the Product ID information: This number was taken directly from the computer's registry, per the instructions on lunarsoft's wiki. The wiki lists 5 different possible disks: I know the install isn't a Media Cent
  5. I find "dude" offensive. People that use it are young, and I am not. Being called "dude" by someone younger (and presumably dumber) is disrespectful. I'm not your peer. You are young, have much to learn and first of these things is respect. To call me "dude" reduces me to your level, which offends me. The abbreviated text is aggravating. This is not texting, and I am not 16. You can do your text language with your peers, and talk about all sorts of stuff I have no interest in. When mature adults use it, I immediately think of them as immature, and somehow wishing that they were 16 a
  6. Not sure. I know I started at TackTech looking at "Known XP Labels". I do a lot of repairs on Dells, which frequently do not have reinstallation disks, and I think it is criminal (i.e. FRAUD) that Dell sells them the Operating System, doesn't provide the customer with a reinstallation disk and the wants to charge them $25 for a disk that costs 50 cents to make. Discovered Lunarsoft's wiki on how to modify the setupp.ini file to fool the O/S into thinking the product key is the correct one for the O/S disk. Since then I've learned quite a bit and have gotten better and making disks to rep
  7. Matching workable XP installation disks with broken machines is my interest. I don't know where else to put the topic, if it's better somewhere else, please move. On the wiki, it descrives the Microsoft Product Code (MPC) with the letters "XXXXX", and the Channel ID as "YYY". Then there's the "ZZZZ...." codes, and nothing is said about them. I'm looking at a registry entry right now on a machine that needs a Repair Install/In Place Upgrade. hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion Has a registry entry "ProductID" as "555274-640-0426986-23489" I know that "555274" is the Pr
  8. Hmmm, this sure sounds illegal - you want to collect and distribute to people the XP operating system, with or without Microsoft's permission? What am I missing in this request, are you a licensed OEM, otherwise I would say you are looking to get yourself put in some hot water? There are a lot of misinformed people regarding the legality of the duplication and distribution of Microsoft software. Many people mistakenly believe that the copyright of the software is the equivalent of copyrighted printed material. It is not. When one purchases a legal copy of XP (or other MS software
  9. Matching workable XP installation disks with broken machines is my interest. I don't know where else to put the topic, if it's better somewhere else, please move. On the wiki, it descrives the Microsoft Product Code (MPC) with the letters "XXXXX", and the Channel ID as "YYY". Then there's the "ZZZZ...." codes, and nothing is said about them. I'm looking at a registry entry right now on a machine that needs a Repair Install/In Place Upgrade. hklm\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion Has a registry entry "ProductID" as "555274-640-0426986-23489" I know that "555274" is the
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