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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 12:51:15 PM

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Hi,

I'm still very interested in a copy of the Dell branded Windows XP Media
Center Edition 2005 disc.
If you've read the other growing thread, you'll see i've tried everything to
get
Dell send me a replacement disc, which they refuse/don't for unknown
reasons..
I also tried cleaning/recovering the disc and the data on it, even 2
computer stores did everything they could think of.. Didn't work..

I also have to mention i have original (defective) Dell MCE2005 disc, cdkey
and licence and the assurance of MS i'm OK with any downloaded or borrowed
copy of MCE2005, as long as i have the licence, key and orig. disc. They
say, it does have to be a Dell copy, not regular OEM to be legit..

So, if someone on this group does have a copy of MCE 2005 from Dell, and is
willing to upload it to a newsgroup or my XDrive account, that would be
great..

Best would be the Dutch copy, but any other is fine also i guess.

It's been a month or so, and i'm getting very tired of Dell's response (or
lack of it..) It's really frustrating me..

So, maybe someone here could help me out. I'm willing to pay a small fee for
the upload if wanted..

Thanks in advance,

Allegro.

XDrive account
http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
User: altosaxo@hetnet.nl
Pass: upload



"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> schreef in bericht
news:422b2ac0$0$43074$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 weeks 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 for a few weeks now, but they refuse to send me
> a
> new cd... They refuse to send a replacement after a month i heard, but
> then it was running fine, so)
>
> 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 a copy of the discs or just 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 a
> newsgroup or to my XDrive account:
> http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Allegro.
>
> P.S: If you have a Dutch version of the cd, the whole copy would be great,
> otherwise those 12mb of files would do.
>
>
>
> 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://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>
>
>
>
>

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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 12:51:16 PM

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"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'm still very interested in a copy of the Dell branded Windows XP Media
>Center Edition 2005 disc.

And are you going to continue posting this here on a daily basis
until someone sends you what you are demanding?

You're starting to become like a two- or three-year old - "I'm
gonna stand in front of you and hold my breath and turn blue
until you give me a cookie".
--
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Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 6:59:28 PM

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Hi,

Thanks for such a helpfull post, just what i need..
The only reason i posted this question here, is because some people on this
group are much more help than i got from Dell.
If Dell would support their customers, i wouldn't have to ask here..

P.S: I'm not demanding anything, just hoping someone could help me out since
Dell isn't..
P.S2: But if you have a helpfull suggestion how to obtain a copy, that would
be great.. Since i can't get it from Dell, it seems..

Allegro.

"Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> schreef in bericht
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> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I'm still very interested in a copy of the Dell branded Windows XP Media
>>Center Edition 2005 disc.
>
> And are you going to continue posting this here on a daily basis
> until someone sends you what you are demanding?
>
> You're starting to become like a two- or three-year old - "I'm
> gonna stand in front of you and hold my breath and turn blue
> until you give me a cookie".
> --
> OJ III
> [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
> Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
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Anonymous
March 8, 2005 7:42:30 PM

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Dell will help you because Dell is perfect and the greatest PC maker ever!
The give their customer excellent support.
"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
news:422dbdec$0$28985$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for such a helpfull post, just what i need..
> The only reason i posted this question here, is because some people on
> this group are much more help than i got from Dell.
> If Dell would support their customers, i wouldn't have to ask here..
>
> P.S: I'm not demanding anything, just hoping someone could help me out
> since Dell isn't..
> P.S2: But if you have a helpfull suggestion how to obtain a copy, that
> would be great.. Since i can't get it from Dell, it seems..
>
> Allegro.
>
> "Ogden Johnson III" <oj3usmc@yahoo.com> schreef in bericht
> news:o 9er21lnrh423tescq3p4n7uc8q09khcrb@4ax.com...
>> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote:
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>I'm still very interested in a copy of the Dell branded Windows XP Media
>>>Center Edition 2005 disc.
>>
>> And are you going to continue posting this here on a daily basis
>> until someone sends you what you are demanding?
>>
>> You're starting to become like a two- or three-year old - "I'm
>> gonna stand in front of you and hold my breath and turn blue
>> until you give me a cookie".
>> --
>> OJ III
>> [Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
>> Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
>
>
Anonymous
March 8, 2005 11:03:30 PM

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

allegro,
1. What model of Dell PC do you have? Now I can't read Dutch, but I just
look over the Dell website for the Netherlands. I don't see any Dimension,
Optiplex models offering that version of Windows XP MCE2005. They only offer
WinXP Home or Pro, or Linux on some Precision models. You never mentioned if
you bought directly from Dell, or a third party vendor, such as an
electronics store or online. If it was from a third party vendor, they may
have installed a pirated copy of that Windows XP MCE2005 version, and
shipped a defective CD with it.

2. Companies like MS, have chosen to try to protect themselves, in the way
they create their products. Such as the activation requirement starting with
WinXP. In addition, there are many versions of a Windows OS, some purely
based on language requirements, but many based on regulations, concerning
exports of technology. I would not recommend you to download pirated files,
or files from a different version of XP. Many individuals who tried to
upgrade to XP SP2, found out that they couldn't, until the bought legal
copies. And soon, MS will require its non corporate users to have SP2
installed, to get upgrades and hotfixes for XP.

3. You do not own your Windows OS, but lease it. Now if you bought the MS
version Windows OS CD, you are leasing the OS from MS. They have chosen to
support the lease, at least in the US, by allowing replacing the CD disc,
for a nominal fee if lost or damaged. But you need to be able to provide
proof of ownership for the damaged/lost CD. Now they may have stopped this
service for earlier versions of Windows OS's, you may not be able to get
replacement CD's (floppies) for Windows 3.1, or Win95/98 in future years.

4. The OEM version of your Windows OS, is provided Dell under agreement with
MS, at a lower cost, so you are leasing it from Dell. They choose only to
offer a 30 day replacement or warranty for those CD's. Where companies like
Compaq, have used a hidden partition on their HDD's, that contain the OS
files for reinstallation. If you bought the PC from a third party vendor,
other than Dell directly, then they and not Dell are responsible for
replacement CD's, if available.

I know that I have bought early Xmas presents for friends and family, months
before the holiday. Knowing full well, when I give them the present, that
the item cannot be returned, because the store's return period might have
past. If the item doesn't work right out of the box. I on my way back to the
store to pay for another Xmas gift, to replace it.

If you read Compaq newsgroups or forums over the years, I bet you find many
postings, "my hard drive failed, I replaced it. Now I don't have the
replacement files for the OS". You don't need to replace the OS on your new
PC, to check if the CD works, all you need to do is to place CD in CD Drive,
and see if it can read the files off the CD.


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"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
news:422de386$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
I can understand some people might don't want to send their copy of the
disc, because of exporting regulations and laws.
I didn't thought of that, because some of those laws and regulations don't
apply to the Netherlands. (Some are even "illegal")
Besides that, MS or at least MS Support Staff told me that if i have a orig.
disc, cdkey and licence, i could just use any Dell MCE2005 version i can get
my hands on..
The same goes for the Dutch/other versions, i assumed any copy means any
copy.. But maybe i'm wrong..
But i could also only those 12mb of needed files would work to convert a non
Dell disc to a Dell version..
But, yes a Dutch version would be the best option.. Uploaded, or send by
regular mail.. Then there should be no problem anyway, i guess..

Well, the problem is Dell didn't specify that precisely why i couldn't get a
replacement, only that "i should have got one with my system", which i did..
Only the disc was bad, which i told them..
There was something in one of the phone conversations about a software term,
but i didn't really think much of it.. Do they want us to reinstall and find
out in 30 days?
I paid for the OS, and now they don't support me? If there is really no way
to get a Dell copy, they force me to download a pirated copy of a regular
MCE2005..
I don't pay twice for something that should have worked in the first place..

There was no restore partition on it, i checked.. Only a util partition of
40mb. Next time i first Ghost the drive, then try to backup the OS cd..
But in the meantime, i just hope someone could help me..

I also already posted on the Dell forum, and contacted Dell US in the past.
Dell US can't help me, because they use a separate system.

Thanks,

Allegro.
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 1:46:13 PM

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

Hi,

I have a Dimension 8400 i bought directly from Dell, so the MCE2005 option
was once there.
I just checked, and you're right, it's gone.. No idea where it went.. But,
i'm afraid, since it not on the site anymore i could have a real problem
obtaining it from Dell at this moment..
But the disc in front of me is looking somewhat the same as my regular Dell
Win XP disc, except it's labeled:
"BESTURINGSSYSTEEM. REEDS OP UW COMPUTER GEINSTALLEERD. DVD voor opnieuw
installeren Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005", it has a Dell
logo on it, P/N, etc.. (-OS, allready installed, reinstall dvd..-)

Well, i never tried to use a pirated version for an extended time, only when
it was a last temp resort.. But at least they worked for the time that i
needed them, but other than that i use retail and OEM discs..
Or, try to since the Dell MCE doesn't work.. But it's untrue it's a problem
to install a pirated SP2 version, i had to for a friend, it's been running
ever since. Just use a good patch to bypass activation..
Anything that can be made, can be cracked.. (For every developer, there are
100 willing to crack it)
But, that's not really the point right now, since i need a copy of the orig
Dell version.

As i've said, MS doesn't support a OEM Dell disc. And Dell doesn't seem to
support it even.
But, i never really got the fact they supported the OS for only 30 days..
What's that all about? I bought 3 years of warranty, i'd think the OS should
at least get a year..
If i can't get a copy from someone here (uploaded or regular mail), i might
have to check what my options are.. This doesn't comply with Dutch
law -warranty/support must be provided for a reasonable time, so 1 to 2
years at least....-

On the Xmas thing, your right.. But i only buy things a few days/weeks
before Xmas, so no problem returning it.

And well, it might be stupid i didn't backup first or create a copy of the
cd, but i had no idea the cd itself would not work while it was never been
used..

So, i still hope someone could upload the disc or the needed files.. I guess
the whole disc is a bit much to ask for (it can take some time to upload the
rar's to a newsgroup or my XDrive account..

However, those 12mb of Dell files should get me on my way, together with the
regular OEM disc i have here. It converts it mostly to a Dell copy, (cdkey,
activation, etc)..
That would take only a few minutes to upload, so if you can't upload the
whole disc, that 12mb of files would really help me..


THanks for any help,

Allegro.

XDrive account
http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
User: altosaxo@hetnet.nl
Pass: upload

Best would be full (Dutch) disc, other wise 12mb of needed files would help:

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://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...




----- Original Message -----
From: "RRR_News" <nospam@isp.com>
Newsgroups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: Still in need of Dell branded Media Center Edition 2005..


> allegro,
> 1. What model of Dell PC do you have? Now I can't read Dutch, but I just
> look over the Dell website for the Netherlands. I don't see any Dimension,
> Optiplex models offering that version of Windows XP MCE2005. They only
> offer
> WinXP Home or Pro, or Linux on some Precision models. You never mentioned
> if
> you bought directly from Dell, or a third party vendor, such as an
> electronics store or online. If it was from a third party vendor, they may
> have installed a pirated copy of that Windows XP MCE2005 version, and
> shipped a defective CD with it.
>
> 2. Companies like MS, have chosen to try to protect themselves, in the way
> they create their products. Such as the activation requirement starting
> with
> WinXP. In addition, there are many versions of a Windows OS, some purely
> based on language requirements, but many based on regulations, concerning
> exports of technology. I would not recommend you to download pirated
> files,
> or files from a different version of XP. Many individuals who tried to
> upgrade to XP SP2, found out that they couldn't, until the bought legal
> copies. And soon, MS will require its non corporate users to have SP2
> installed, to get upgrades and hotfixes for XP.
>
> 3. You do not own your Windows OS, but lease it. Now if you bought the MS
> version Windows OS CD, you are leasing the OS from MS. They have chosen to
> support the lease, at least in the US, by allowing replacing the CD disc,
> for a nominal fee if lost or damaged. But you need to be able to provide
> proof of ownership for the damaged/lost CD. Now they may have stopped this
> service for earlier versions of Windows OS's, you may not be able to get
> replacement CD's (floppies) for Windows 3.1, or Win95/98 in future years.
>
> 4. The OEM version of your Windows OS, is provided Dell under agreement
> with
> MS, at a lower cost, so you are leasing it from Dell. They choose only to
> offer a 30 day replacement or warranty for those CD's. Where companies
> like
> Compaq, have used a hidden partition on their HDD's, that contain the OS
> files for reinstallation. If you bought the PC from a third party vendor,
> other than Dell directly, then they and not Dell are responsible for
> replacement CD's, if available.
>
> I know that I have bought early Xmas presents for friends and family,
> months
> before the holiday. Knowing full well, when I give them the present, that
> the item cannot be returned, because the store's return period might have
> past. If the item doesn't work right out of the box. I on my way back to
> the
> store to pay for another Xmas gift, to replace it.
>
> If you read Compaq newsgroups or forums over the years, I bet you find
> many
> postings, "my hard drive failed, I replaced it. Now I don't have the
> replacement files for the OS". You don't need to replace the OS on your
> new
> PC, to check if the CD works, all you need to do is to place CD in CD
> Drive,
> and see if it can read the files off the CD.
>
>
> --
>
> Click on Link to Add MS to your News Reader: news://msnews.microsoft.com
> Rich/rerat
>
> (RRR News) <message rule>
> <<Previous Text Snipped to Save Bandwidth When Appropriate>>
>
>
>
> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote in message
> news:422de386$0$28984$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the reply.
> I can understand some people might don't want to send their copy of the
> disc, because of exporting regulations and laws.
> I didn't thought of that, because some of those laws and regulations don't
> apply to the Netherlands. (Some are even "illegal")
> Besides that, MS or at least MS Support Staff told me that if i have a
> orig.
> disc, cdkey and licence, i could just use any Dell MCE2005 version i can
> get
> my hands on..
> The same goes for the Dutch/other versions, i assumed any copy means any
> copy.. But maybe i'm wrong..
> But i could also only those 12mb of needed files would work to convert a
> non
> Dell disc to a Dell version..
> But, yes a Dutch version would be the best option.. Uploaded, or send by
> regular mail.. Then there should be no problem anyway, i guess..
>
> Well, the problem is Dell didn't specify that precisely why i couldn't get
> a
> replacement, only that "i should have got one with my system", which i
> did..
> Only the disc was bad, which i told them..
> There was something in one of the phone conversations about a software
> term,
> but i didn't really think much of it.. Do they want us to reinstall and
> find
> out in 30 days?
> I paid for the OS, and now they don't support me? If there is really no
> way
> to get a Dell copy, they force me to download a pirated copy of a regular
> MCE2005..
> I don't pay twice for something that should have worked in the first
> place..
>
> There was no restore partition on it, i checked.. Only a util partition of
> 40mb. Next time i first Ghost the drive, then try to backup the OS cd..
> But in the meantime, i just hope someone could help me..
>
> I also already posted on the Dell forum, and contacted Dell US in the
> past.
> Dell US can't help me, because they use a separate system.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Allegro.
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 1:46:14 PM

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

"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> wrote:


>As i've said, MS doesn't support a OEM Dell disc. And Dell doesn't seem to
>support it even.
>But, i never really got the fact they supported the OS for only 30 days..
>What's that all about? I bought 3 years of warranty, i'd think the OS should
>at least get a year..

Even if you bought a legitimate MS full copy of WinXP, free
support would only last 30 days. A window [pun intended] while
you get Winwhatever set up. After that 30 days, the only support
available from MS is fee-based [$29.00 per incident the only time
I had to call MS/Dell {disremember which it was}], with the tech
authorized to waive the charge if it resulted from a bug in
Windows, etc. [Mine was user stupidity, so I didn't even ask for
a waiver.]

The days of free support from major software publishers are long
gone.

[Mind wandering back to yesteryear and the DOS days, when
WordPerfect Corp offered free 800 number support with no
questions asked on where/how you got your copy of WordPerfect.]
--
OJ III
[Email to Yahoo address may be burned before reading.
Lower and crunch the sig and you'll net me at comcast.]
Anonymous
March 9, 2005 5:37:10 PM

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

Perhaps if you presented your story to a computer magazine they might
be able to help. Almost every issue has a story of how the author was
able to use the infuence of the magazine to correct a serious problem.

Most of these problems are far less clear than yours, for example
terms and conditions that the purchaser agreeed to, but didn't
understand.

Dell could easily send you another CD, but choose not to, this could
easily be fixed, unless the CD master was defective.

Another alternative, (other than the legal one you suggested) might be
to create a web site outlining the problem. There are many Dell Hell
pages around. The problem would be to attract attention.

Perhaps set up a web page detailing your efforts to take Dell to small
claims court (if such institution exists). Most big companies ignore
small claims court until a judge issues a major settlement against
them, usually in absentia.
Anonymous
March 10, 2005 11:38:46 PM

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

Hi,

Since no one seems to have it at the moment, i'll just wait if someone
replies and is willing to upload. Otherwise i just have to post this request
again.
Since i really wanted the system to run, i had to resort to a pirated copy..
I'm not very happy with that, but since no one will upload atm..
I just have to wait and see if someone would be so nice here to help me out,
since i know this isn't running a legal copy.
Running a Dell copy with my orig. Dell key and licence is..
But at least i have it running for now, although i would feel better with a
Dell copy..
Hi,

Still hope someone could help me out with this.. A Dutch uploaded copy would
be best, but other languages would work also..
Or just those 12mb of files to change a regular in a Dell copy.. I'm willing
to pay a small fee for it.. It's
also possible to send it by regular mail.. (Or usenet)


Thanks,

Allegro.

I picture i took with my budget camera of my defective copy (Dutch):
http://img87.exs.cx/img87/1228/dutchdellmce1bg.jpg

XDrive account
http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
User: altosaxo@hetnet.nl
Pass: upload

Best would be full (Dutch) disc, other wise 12mb of needed files would help:

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://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...



"allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> schreef in bericht
news:422d6784$0$28978$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> I'm still very interested in a copy of the Dell branded Windows XP Media
> Center Edition 2005 disc.
> If you've read the other growing thread, you'll see i've tried everything
> to get
> Dell send me a replacement disc, which they refuse/don't for unknown
> reasons..
> I also tried cleaning/recovering the disc and the data on it, even 2
> computer stores did everything they could think of.. Didn't work..
>
> I also have to mention i have original (defective) Dell MCE2005 disc,
> cdkey
> and licence and the assurance of MS i'm OK with any downloaded or borrowed
> copy of MCE2005, as long as i have the licence, key and orig. disc. They
> say, it does have to be a Dell copy, not regular OEM to be legit..
>
> So, if someone on this group does have a copy of MCE 2005 from Dell, and
> is
> willing to upload it to a newsgroup or my XDrive account, that would be
> great..
>
> Best would be the Dutch copy, but any other is fine also i guess.
>
> It's been a month or so, and i'm getting very tired of Dell's response (or
> lack of it..) It's really frustrating me..
>
> So, maybe someone here could help me out. I'm willing to pay a small fee
> for
> the upload if wanted..
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Allegro.
>
> XDrive account
> http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
> User: altosaxo@hetnet.nl
> Pass: upload
>
>
>
> "allegro" <allegro@flevonet.nl> schreef in bericht
> news:422b2ac0$0$43074$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 weeks 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 for a few weeks now, but they refuse to send me
>> a
>> new cd... They refuse to send a replacement after a month i heard, but
>> then it was running fine, so)
>>
>> 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 a copy of the discs or just 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 a
>> newsgroup or to my XDrive account:
>> http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Allegro.
>>
>> P.S: If you have a Dutch version of the cd, the whole copy would be
>> great,
>> otherwise those 12mb of files would do.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 3:17:42 PM

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

allegro formuleerde de vraag :
>> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition
>> 2005 cd that i got
>> with my system.
>> A few weeks 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 for a few weeks now, but
>> they refuse to send me
>> a
>> new cd... They refuse to send a replacement after a
>> month i heard, but
>> then it was running fine, so)
>>
>> 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 a copy of the
>> discs or just 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 a
>> newsgroup or to my XDrive account:
>> http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Allegro.
>>
>> P.S: If you have a Dutch version of the cd, the whole
>> copy would be great,
>> otherwise those 12mb of files would do.

Hallo Allegro,

Ik krijg kromme tenen als ik zie hoe men
reageert, ik heb net een mail naar ons
Hoofdkantoor in Belgïe gestuurd.
Daar hebben ze alleeen maar Dell computers en ik
heb gevraagd of zij deze cd al dan niet in het
nederlands hebben liggen.
Ik hou je op de hoogte of ze daar mee willen
werken.

Boldmen.

--
bij beantwoorden, @haalditweg
--De mens is net een foto, als hij zich kan
ontwikkelen wordt hij positief --
Anonymous
March 13, 2005 3:30:04 PM

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

Hoi,

Bedankt voor je bericht.
Hier in de groep wil men wel meewerken, maar heeft men de cd niet.
Het vreemde is, dat hij ook niet meer op de NL site van Dell staat.. Hij
stond er dus wel toen ik hem bestelde..
Maar ik kom al een heel end met een Engelse versie desnoods.. Met bepaalde
bestanden van de Dell UK MCE2005, kan ik van een normale Nederlandse OEM een
Dell kopie maken.
Iets minder legaal als een gewone kopie, maar het werkt..

Groet,

Allegro.

"boldmen" <verwijderspam@haalditweg@chello.nl> schreef in bericht
news:mn.6ae17d53744f9fab.10072@chello.nl...
> allegro formuleerde de vraag :
>>> I have a Dell labeled Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 cd that i got
>>> with my system.
>>> A few weeks 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 for a few weeks now, but they refuse to send
>>> me
>>> a
>>> new cd... They refuse to send a replacement after a month i heard, but
>>> then it was running fine, so)
>>> 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 a copy of the discs or just 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 a
>>> newsgroup or to my XDrive account:
>>> http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
>>> Thanks,
>>> Allegro.
>>> P.S: If you have a Dutch version of the cd, the whole copy would be
>>> great,
>>> otherwise those 12mb of files would do.
>
> Hallo Allegro,
>
> Ik krijg kromme tenen als ik zie hoe men reageert, ik heb net een mail
> naar ons Hoofdkantoor in Belgïe gestuurd.
> Daar hebben ze alleeen maar Dell computers en ik heb gevraagd of zij deze
> cd al dan niet in het nederlands hebben liggen.
> Ik hou je op de hoogte of ze daar mee willen werken.
>
> Boldmen.
>
> --
> bij beantwoorden, @haalditweg
> --De mens is net een foto, als hij zich kan ontwikkelen wordt hij
> positief --
>
Anonymous
March 14, 2005 5:00:44 PM

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

Hi,

I wanted to update this thread, since i called Dell again today.
After been connected many times with diferent support personel, finally got
some confirmation:
The software return period (still not sure if it's 21 or 30 days) is the
reason i don't get a replacement.
Besides that, they removed MCE2005 from the software list, because they only
got a few orders and most people only want XP Home or Pro.

So, i guess this means i can forget any help from Dell.. I also mailed
Michael Dell himself, but i think even he can't help me if they dropped
support for MCE2005 in the Netherlands..
This seems to me like a total lack of service and support, even if i'm
willing to pay big bucks Dell can't help me.. I thought they should at least
have a few copies of MCE2005 (Dutch) in the factory.

So, unless someone was lucky enough to get a Dutch Dell copy of Windows XP
Media Center Edition 2005 disc, and is willing to upload or mail it by
regular mail.. I can just use any Dell copy of MCE2005.. Does not matter if
it's UK, US or any other language..

Uploading the full copy would be best, but if that's too much too ask, about
12mb of needed files would convert any regular OEM copy to a Dell copy..
Only thing is, i don't know the precise directory structure and label
(discname) anymore.. Somene could help me out? Anything i missed?
I tried cleaning the Dell dvd again, tried to polish it, but it was a bit
too much i guess.. Now i only get a "no disc" message after a few minutes..
But, since i never written down the directory structure or label/name of the
disc, i just have no idea what is on the Dell disc that's not on the regular
OEM?
I did not do a side by side comparison, but the 2cd's of the regular OEM are
800mb together, the Dell disc was larger if i remember correctly..
So, if someone could list the cdlabel and directory structure that would be
great..

To upload the full disc or the 12mb of needed files -specified below- (and
maybe the content i'm missing), you can use any binaries newsgroup or my
XDrive account:
http://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...
User: altosaxo@hetnet.nl
Pass: upload

So, maybe someone here could help me out. I'm willing to pay a small fee for
the upload if wanted..

Thanks in advance,

Allegro.

My Dell copy (now it's in much worser shape)
http://img87.exs.cx/img87/1228/dutchdellmce1bg.jpg

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://plus.xdrive.com/u/112739331/716516443y8eBnVQtnLQ...