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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 8:11:13 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hi,

I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
with my system.
A few days ago i wanted to reinstall the whole thing, but after a few
minutes into install it failed because the cd was unreadible.

I tried again and again, but no luck.
So i decided to install my copy of Windows XP Home for now.

I called and emailed Dell, but they refuse to send me a new cd... I called
many times, but they will not send it.

Because i just want a Dell version of MCE2005 (i have a Dell licence and key
for that) i won't install a regular OEM copy.
But, if someone could supply me with the files that i need to make a regular
OEM copy to a Dell copy -that doesn't need a key and activation on a Dell-
that would be great.
That way i could just use those files (about 12mb) on a regular OEM copy of
a friend..
I hope someone could help me out and could upload the needed files to my
Streamload account:
http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...

Thanks,

Allegro.



The files i need from the Dell labeled MCE2005 cd:

-------- The needed files ---------
In folder \I386:
DPCDLL.DL_
EULA.TXT
NT5INF.CA_
OEMBIOS.BI_
OEMBIOS.CA_
OEMBIOS.DA_
OEMBIOS.SI_
PIDGEN.DLL
SETUPP.INI
SETUPREG.HIV
UNATTEND.TXT
WINNT.SIF

In folder I386\WIN9XUPG:
WIN95UPG.INF

Then you could archive it with Winzip or WinRar.

You could create a batchfile that copies the needed files, from in my case
the G: drive (cd-rom) to the folder C:\XPbios.

Copy and paste this to a new txtfile (notepad) :

@ECHO OFF
:START
MKDIR C:\XPbios
MKDIR C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG
COPY G:\I386\DPCDLL.DL_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\EULA.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.DA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.SI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\PIDGEN.DLL "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\SETUPP.INI "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\SETUPREG.HIV "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\WIN9XUPG\WIN95UPG.INF "C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
COPY G:\I386\WINNT.SIF "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V

Save as for instance XPbios.bat -you may have to edit location of cd and
folder-, then save it and double cick it..

On C:\ there is a new folder created called XPbios with the needed files,
you can now use WinZip or WinRar and upload it to
http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 8:11:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Nice try..... If you have a Dell branded Windows XP Media Center Edition
2005 CD that came with your Dell and if the Dell is registered to you, they
will replace your CD.

"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
news:41fbb5a0$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
> with my system.
> A few days ago i wanted to reinstall the whole thing, but after a few yo
> minutes into install it failed because the cd was unreadible.
>
> I tried again and again, but no luck.
> So i decided to install my copy of Windows XP Home for now.
>
> I called and emailed Dell, but they refuse to send me a new cd... I called
> many times, but they will not send it.
>
> Because i just want a Dell version of MCE2005 (i have a Dell licence and
> key for that) i won't install a regular OEM copy.
> But, if someone could supply me with the files that i need to make a
> regular OEM copy to a Dell copy -that doesn't need a key and activation on
> a Dell- that would be great.
> That way i could just use those files (about 12mb) on a regular OEM copy
> of a friend..
> I hope someone could help me out and could upload the needed files to my
> Streamload account:
> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Allegro.
>
>
>
> The files i need from the Dell labeled MCE2005 cd:
>
> -------- The needed files ---------
> In folder \I386:
> DPCDLL.DL_
> EULA.TXT
> NT5INF.CA_
> OEMBIOS.BI_
> OEMBIOS.CA_
> OEMBIOS.DA_
> OEMBIOS.SI_
> PIDGEN.DLL
> SETUPP.INI
> SETUPREG.HIV
> UNATTEND.TXT
> WINNT.SIF
>
> In folder I386\WIN9XUPG:
> WIN95UPG.INF
>
> Then you could archive it with Winzip or WinRar.
>
> You could create a batchfile that copies the needed files, from in my case
> the G: drive (cd-rom) to the folder C:\XPbios.
>
> Copy and paste this to a new txtfile (notepad) :
>
> @ECHO OFF
> :START
> MKDIR C:\XPbios
> MKDIR C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG
> COPY G:\I386\DPCDLL.DL_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\EULA.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.DA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.SI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\PIDGEN.DLL "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\SETUPP.INI "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\SETUPREG.HIV "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\WIN9XUPG\WIN95UPG.INF "C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\WINNT.SIF "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>
> Save as for instance XPbios.bat -you may have to edit location of cd and
> folder-, then save it and double cick it..
>
> On C:\ there is a new folder created called XPbios with the needed files,
> you can now use WinZip or WinRar and upload it to
> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 8:11:14 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Have you tried making a copy of your Dell CD? I have done this sometimes,
and it might just work. If not, have you checked to see if these files are
the same as regular WinXP files??


"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
news:41fbb5a0$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
> with my system.
> A few days ago i wanted to reinstall the whole thing, but after a few
> minutes into install it failed because the cd was unreadible.
>
> I tried again and again, but no luck.
> So i decided to install my copy of Windows XP Home for now.
>
> I called and emailed Dell, but they refuse to send me a new cd... I called
> many times, but they will not send it.
>
> Because i just want a Dell version of MCE2005 (i have a Dell licence and
> key for that) i won't install a regular OEM copy.
> But, if someone could supply me with the files that i need to make a
> regular OEM copy to a Dell copy -that doesn't need a key and activation on
> a Dell- that would be great.
> That way i could just use those files (about 12mb) on a regular OEM copy
> of a friend..
> I hope someone could help me out and could upload the needed files to my
> Streamload account:
> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Allegro.
>
>
>
> The files i need from the Dell labeled MCE2005 cd:
>
> -------- The needed files ---------
> In folder \I386:
> DPCDLL.DL_
> EULA.TXT
> NT5INF.CA_
> OEMBIOS.BI_
> OEMBIOS.CA_
> OEMBIOS.DA_
> OEMBIOS.SI_
> PIDGEN.DLL
> SETUPP.INI
> SETUPREG.HIV
> UNATTEND.TXT
> WINNT.SIF
>
> In folder I386\WIN9XUPG:
> WIN95UPG.INF
>
> Then you could archive it with Winzip or WinRar.
>
> You could create a batchfile that copies the needed files, from in my case
> the G: drive (cd-rom) to the folder C:\XPbios.
>
> Copy and paste this to a new txtfile (notepad) :
>
> @ECHO OFF
> :START
> MKDIR C:\XPbios
> MKDIR C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG
> COPY G:\I386\DPCDLL.DL_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\EULA.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.DA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.SI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\PIDGEN.DLL "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\SETUPP.INI "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\SETUPREG.HIV "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\WIN9XUPG\WIN95UPG.INF "C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
> COPY G:\I386\WINNT.SIF "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>
> Save as for instance XPbios.bat -you may have to edit location of cd and
> folder-, then save it and double cick it..
>
> On C:\ there is a new folder created called XPbios with the needed files,
> you can now use WinZip or WinRar and upload it to
> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>
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Anonymous
January 29, 2005 8:59:44 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hi,

Well, i do have a Dell branded cd and they will not replace it.
Maybe they should but i can't get them to send me one..
They only offerred me to buy a new copy.. While i have a licence and key
here.
All i need is a working cd or the needed files and i'm good to go.

I don't know why Dell doesn't want to send a new one, but maybe that's an
issue with the Dutch Dell department.

All i know is, i got the best help in this group in the past so if someone
could spare a few minutes of their time..

Thanks,

Allegro.

"WSZsr" <nospam@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:5WOKd.10780$2e7.2084@newssvr12.news.prodigy.com...
> Nice try..... If you have a Dell branded Windows XP Media Center Edition
> 2005 CD that came with your Dell and if the Dell is registered to you,
> they will replace your CD.
>
> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
> news:41fbb5a0$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
>> with my system.
>> A few days ago i wanted to reinstall the whole thing, but after a few yo
>> minutes into install it failed because the cd was unreadible.
>>
>> I tried again and again, but no luck.
>> So i decided to install my copy of Windows XP Home for now.
>>
>> I called and emailed Dell, but they refuse to send me a new cd... I
>> called many times, but they will not send it.
>>
>> Because i just want a Dell version of MCE2005 (i have a Dell licence and
>> key for that) i won't install a regular OEM copy.
>> But, if someone could supply me with the files that i need to make a
>> regular OEM copy to a Dell copy -that doesn't need a key and activation
>> on a Dell- that would be great.
>> That way i could just use those files (about 12mb) on a regular OEM copy
>> of a friend..
>> I hope someone could help me out and could upload the needed files to my
>> Streamload account:
>> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Allegro.
>>
>>
>>
>> The files i need from the Dell labeled MCE2005 cd:
>>
>> -------- The needed files ---------
>> In folder \I386:
>> DPCDLL.DL_
>> EULA.TXT
>> NT5INF.CA_
>> OEMBIOS.BI_
>> OEMBIOS.CA_
>> OEMBIOS.DA_
>> OEMBIOS.SI_
>> PIDGEN.DLL
>> SETUPP.INI
>> SETUPREG.HIV
>> UNATTEND.TXT
>> WINNT.SIF
>>
>> In folder I386\WIN9XUPG:
>> WIN95UPG.INF
>>
>> Then you could archive it with Winzip or WinRar.
>>
>> You could create a batchfile that copies the needed files, from in my
>> case the G: drive (cd-rom) to the folder C:\XPbios.
>>
>> Copy and paste this to a new txtfile (notepad) :
>>
>> @ECHO OFF
>> :START
>> MKDIR C:\XPbios
>> MKDIR C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG
>> COPY G:\I386\DPCDLL.DL_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\EULA.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.DA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.SI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\PIDGEN.DLL "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\SETUPP.INI "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\SETUPREG.HIV "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\WIN9XUPG\WIN95UPG.INF "C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\WINNT.SIF "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>>
>> Save as for instance XPbios.bat -you may have to edit location of cd and
>> folder-, then save it and double cick it..
>>
>> On C:\ there is a new folder created called XPbios with the needed files,
>> you can now use WinZip or WinRar and upload it to
>> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>>
>
>
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 9:07:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Hi,

Yes i checked the cd with a few cd/dvd recovery tools.
About 40 % of the disc is not readible.. That's a lot..

So if someone could help me out with this..
I know, asking to post the full cd is too much, so i only ask for the needed
files.. That way i could combine those files with a regular OEM copy from a
friend.

I had good results earlier with a defective XP Home cd from my other Dell.
Just used an regular copy (Dutch) and got the needed files (those were UK,
but that's OK) from a friend.
Just installed smoothly, no key no activation.

Thanks.

Allegro.

"guess" <imnot@home.com> schreef in bericht news:1107017168.14912@news...
> Have you tried making a copy of your Dell CD? I have done this sometimes,
> and it might just work. If not, have you checked to see if these files are
> the same as regular WinXP files??
>
>
> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
> news:41fbb5a0$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
>> with my system.
>> A few days ago i wanted to reinstall the whole thing, but after a few
>> minutes into install it failed because the cd was unreadible.
>>
>> I tried again and again, but no luck.
>> So i decided to install my copy of Windows XP Home for now.
>>
>> I called and emailed Dell, but they refuse to send me a new cd... I
>> called many times, but they will not send it.
>>
>> Because i just want a Dell version of MCE2005 (i have a Dell licence and
>> key for that) i won't install a regular OEM copy.
>> But, if someone could supply me with the files that i need to make a
>> regular OEM copy to a Dell copy -that doesn't need a key and activation
>> on a Dell- that would be great.
>> That way i could just use those files (about 12mb) on a regular OEM copy
>> of a friend..
>> I hope someone could help me out and could upload the needed files to my
>> Streamload account:
>> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Allegro.
>>
>>
>>
>> The files i need from the Dell labeled MCE2005 cd:
>>
>> -------- The needed files ---------
>> In folder \I386:
>> DPCDLL.DL_
>> EULA.TXT
>> NT5INF.CA_
>> OEMBIOS.BI_
>> OEMBIOS.CA_
>> OEMBIOS.DA_
>> OEMBIOS.SI_
>> PIDGEN.DLL
>> SETUPP.INI
>> SETUPREG.HIV
>> UNATTEND.TXT
>> WINNT.SIF
>>
>> In folder I386\WIN9XUPG:
>> WIN95UPG.INF
>>
>> Then you could archive it with Winzip or WinRar.
>>
>> You could create a batchfile that copies the needed files, from in my
>> case the G: drive (cd-rom) to the folder C:\XPbios.
>>
>> Copy and paste this to a new txtfile (notepad) :
>>
>> @ECHO OFF
>> :START
>> MKDIR C:\XPbios
>> MKDIR C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG
>> COPY G:\I386\DPCDLL.DL_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\EULA.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.BI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.DA_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\OEMBIOS.SI_ "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\PIDGEN.DLL "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\SETUPP.INI "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\SETUPREG.HIV "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\WIN9XUPG\WIN95UPG.INF "C:\XPbios\WIN9XUPG\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\UNATTEND.TXT "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>> COPY G:\I386\WINNT.SIF "C:\XPbios\" /Y /V
>>
>> Save as for instance XPbios.bat -you may have to edit location of cd and
>> folder-, then save it and double cick it..
>>
>> On C:\ there is a new folder created called XPbios with the needed files,
>> you can now use WinZip or WinRar and upload it to
>> http://www.streamload.com/Roots/Upload.asp?username=all...
>>
>
>
!