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I can't reactivate my XP home edition without this original BIOS...

can ANYONE point me in the right direction?
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It seems that the board is from a HP computer. Why not go to HP's website and get them from their website? Because nothing is listed on the ASUS website.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12836301 
It seems that the board is from a HP computer. Why not go to HP's website and get them from their website? Because nothing is listed on the ASUS website.


because they only have the latest. I flashed the BIOS to the latest and now after doing a system repair via Windows XP install disk, I'm unable to activate Windows again, even after going the phone and internet activation processes...

I need the original BIOS for this baord from 2004
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastiffman;12842001 
because they only have the latest. I flashed the BIOS to the latest and now after doing a system repair via Windows XP install disk, I'm unable to activate Windows again, even after going the phone and internet activation processes...

I need the original BIOS for this baord from 2004

Call the 1800 Microsoft number,and they will activate it for you.
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMOCO;12842043 
Call the 1800 Microsoft number,and they will activate it for you.


Did that. They say that the Product key that I have is Valid (Unlike what wiondws keeps telling me) and that i need to contact HP.

I contacted HP last night and those bastards wanted $60 to let me know where the BIOS where ot be downloaded... Being that I'm out of warranty (only 1 year)....
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Sorry, delete my post.
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post #7 of 11
When you installed XP, did you make sure it was a OEM disk and not a Retail disk?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by XaNe;12842209 
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That's fine. I only need it so I can get my HDD back through a OS repair using the install disk and then I will upgrade to Pro...
Edited by Mastiffman - 3/23/11 at 2:19pm
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12842223 
When you installed XP, did you make sure it was a OEM disk and not a Retail disk?

Do you think that this could be the issue? And not the fact that I flashed the BIOS?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mastiffman;12842506 
Do you think that this could be the issue? And not the fact that I flashed the BIOS?

Very much so could be a problem. You won't be able to get your OS activated if you're trying to register it with a Retail key & vice versa.

There is a way to trick the computer but it deals with having to edit a .ini file to allow it to accept either a OEM or Retail key.

By all means isn't hard, just a little complicated by the sound of it.
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