DMI BIOS information to activate my WIN XP

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DMI BIOS information to activate my WIN XP

Postby werever » 20. Aug 2009, 09:32

Based on all what I readed here in some topics and in other websites, I tried the following steps in order to get my right DMI bios settings into my Virtual machine;

MY HOST is WIN 7,
MY GUest is WIN XP,

MY PC is DELL VOSTRO 410 with VISTA BUSINESS AND XP DOWNGRADE

Actually I need to use my XP in a Virtual Machine legally of course, since my Core 2 duo e7200 doesnt support XP mode on Windows 7 i tried with virtual box wich is working fine for my own made XP mode.

Since dmidecode is not available in XP, I downloaded 2 windows alternative versions of dmidecode, one of them from here: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/dmidecode.htm, this dmidecode works fine only on WIN XP,unfortunately my WIN 7 doesnt allow me run it,
the error says:
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Could not open \device\physicalmemory: Acess denied.


then I readed about the command "
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wmic bios get /format:list
"

and here are the results:

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WINDOWS COMMAND: wmic bios get /format:list
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RESULTS:
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BiosCharacteristics={4,7,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,19,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,32,33
,36,37,40,41,42,48,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79}
BIOSVersion={"DELL   - 42302e31","Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG"}
BuildNumber=
Caption=Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
CodeSet=
CurrentLanguage=n|US|iso8859-1
Description=Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
IdentificationCode=
InstallableLanguages=3
InstallDate=
LanguageEdition=
ListOfLanguages={"n|US|iso8859-1","n|US|iso8859-1","r|CA|iso8859-1"}
Manufacturer=Dell Inc.
Name=Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
OtherTargetOS=
PrimaryBIOS=TRUE
ReleaseDate=20080620000000.000000+000
SerialNumber=DJX9DH1
SMBIOSBIOSVersion=1.0.3
SMBIOSMajorVersion=2
SMBIOSMinorVersion=5
SMBIOSPresent=TRUE
SoftwareElementID=Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
SoftwareElementState=3
Status=OK
TargetOperatingSystem=0
Version=DELL   - 42302e31


I tried using msinfo32 too:

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WINDOWS COMMAND: msinfo32
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RESULTS:
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Property   Value
BIOS Vendor   Dell Inc.
BIOS Version   1.0.3
BIOS Date   06/20/2008
BIOS Size   1024 KB
BIOS Starting Segment   E000h
DMI Version   2.5
Characteristics   - supports ISA



and I created a .bat file instead the batch linux process used by other users on some topics of this forum

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MY WINDOWS BATCH .bat file:
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VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor" "Dell Inc."
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "1.0.3"
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseDate" "06/20/2008"
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMajor" 2
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMinor" 5
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMajor" 2
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMinor" 3
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Dell Inc."
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Vostro 410"
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "<EMPTY>"
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "DJX9DH1"
VBoxManage setextradata "WIN XP" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "X86-based PC"


AND...........THE RESULTS WERE:

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failed starting the virtual machine WIN XP

invalid configuration for device pcbios device
(VERR_PDM_DEVINS_UNKNOW_CFG_VALUES)

unknown error creating VM
(VERR_PDM_DEVINS_UNKNOW_CFG_VALUES)


DETAILS:

Código Resultado:
E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Componente:
Console
Interface:
IConsole {0a51994b-cbc6-4686-94eb-d4e4023280e2}


I deleted this virtual machine on my virtual box and attached the same hard disk to a new VM for restore at defaults my VM bios, but I will be happy to read your comments about that, I think I am near to the correct settings but at this moment I cant see the solution, I am tired I think.....

In other topic of this forum I readed about call microsoft activation line by phone, and the result were: "your product is not supported", I think i have an OEM version or I dont know,

Anyway I still belive I can activate my WIN XP legally like the a real installation.

Thank you for help me if you can..... :mrgreen:
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Re: DMI BIOS information to activate my WIN XP

Postby werever » 20. Aug 2009, 11:26

hoho I using my ubuntu live cd and my wireless is working!!

now I am getting the dmidecode information directly on linux:

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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode -t0
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
   Vendor: Dell Inc.
   Version: 1.0.3
   Release Date: 06/20/2008
   Address: 0xE0000
   Runtime Size: 128 kB
   ROM Size: 1024 kB
   Characteristics:
..........bla bla vla
   BIOS Revision: 1.0


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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode -t1
# dmidecode 2.9
SMBIOS 2.5 present.

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
   Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
   Product Name: Vostro 410
   Version: 
   Serial Number: DJX9DH1
   UUID: 44454C4C-4A00-1058-8039-C4C04F444831
   Wake-up Type: Power Switch
   SKU Number: 
   Family:


I will try again to insert the DMI data into my Vrtualbox XP virtual machine.......
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Re: DMI BIOS information to activate my WIN XP

Postby werever » 20. Aug 2009, 11:46

this is the new .bat file
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VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor" "Dell Inc."
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "1.0.3"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseDate" "06/20/2008"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMajor" 2
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMinor" 1
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMajor" 2
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMinor" 1
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Dell Inc."
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Vostro 410"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "<EMPTY>"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "DJX9DH1"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily"
VBoxManage setextradata WINXP2 "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiSystemUuid" "44454C4C-4A00-1058-8039-C4C04F444831"


this is my windows xp dmicode results:

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Z:\>dmidecode
# dmidecode 2.10
SMBIOS 2.5 present.
3 structures occupying 256 bytes.
Table at 0x000E1000.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: Dell Inc.
        Version: 1.0.3
        Release Date: 06/20/2008
        Address: 0xE0000
        Runtime Size: 128 kB
        ROM Size: 128 kB
        Characteristics:
                ISA is supported
                PCI is supported
                Boot from CD is supported
                Selectable boot is supported
                8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                ACPI is supported
        BIOS Revision: 2.1
        Firmware Revision: 2.1

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
        Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
        Product Name: Vostro 410
        Version: Not Specified
        Serial Number: DJX9DH1
        UUID: 44454C4C-4A00-1058-8039-C4C04F444831
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
        SKU Number: Not Specified
        Family: Virtual Machine

Handle 0xFFFF, DMI type 127, 129 bytes
End Of Table



now my windows is working, but still asking me for activation :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

any body have ideas????
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Re: DMI BIOS information to activate my WIN XP

Postby vbox4me2 » 20. Aug 2009, 12:19

The bios is one thing, the virtual hardware another, which is why it wants reactivation.
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