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#1 Guest_jpellerin_*

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 07:27 PM

About a year-and-a-half ago I purchased a Dell PC, and was going to purchase Win2k. However - Dell had an option to upgrade the OS from WinMe to 2kPro. The upgrade price was nearly the same as purchasing the OS in the store, but I figured that I would save time and hassle by just having Dell install it (at that time I was considerably less savvy about setting up the OS, etc). Same difference, right? Wrong.

I bought a copy of XP Home from the store, and wanted to place my Win2kPro onto a 2nd PC to do work from. The damned OS won't install - it says it will only work on a Dell PC. Now - I'm not one for big piracy - however, I spent the $$ on this OS, and by God I think I should be able to install it onto a PC!

Are there any ways for me to get this to work?

Thanks in advance...

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Posted 26 September 2002 - 05:41 AM

you got a Windows 2000 Product Key sticker with your Dell? you should have gotten it, because that sticker is really the "thing" BSA will want if they raid you home or office.

now, *if* that w2k Dell Product Key works with "usual" w2k installation CD, then your problem is solved. you just get a copy of original windows 2000 CD and install it to your second computer.

having a copy of real installation CD is not illegal, you just need to have that Product Key sticker.

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Posted 01 October 2002 - 09:13 AM

The file in question is "Bchk32.exe", you will find it in the "I386"
directory of the win2k install CD. Simply deleting this file will not
work you have to edit the file with a hex editor as described below or
just replace it with the attached file that I have already edited.

Here's how bchk32.exe works:

When setup.exe is executed, it launches bchk32.exe or launches some
other program which in turn launches bchk32.exe. Then, bchk32.exe
checks the bios to determine if the computer is a Dell or not. When
bchk32.exe is launched, it is passed a command line argument (i.e.,
when you type "unrar file.rar", the file.rar is a command line
argument), this argument is a directory/file name that tells
bchk32.exe where to save the results of the bios check. The file name
is generated randomly but always ends in .tmp (a temporary file), the
directory when the file is saved depends on your system (on win 95,
its "C:WINDOWSTEMP"). If a Dell bios is detected, the file will
contain "+++" (3 bytes), if it fails the test, the file will contain
"---". I have tried replacing bchk32.exe with my own program that
simply creates the file with the name and location supplied in the
command line arguments, writes "+++" to the file, and then closes the
file and exits. This program however, did not work. So, obvioulsy
bchk32.exe does something in addition to this. While viewing
bchk32.exe with a hex editor, I found where it stored the "+++" and
"---". With the hex editor, I changed the "---" to "+++" so that even
if the test failed, "+++" would be the result and would get stored in
the file. To my surprise, this worked.

If you have a hex editor follow these instructions:

1) start the hex editor and load "bchk32.exe"
2) goto offset/location 1F92 (hex) or 8082 (decimal)
3) you should see "---" displayed at this location, change it to "+++"
4) save the edited file using the original name

If you don't have a hex editor, you can download one form just about
anywhere, I like UltraEdit-32. Its time limited for 45 days but is
fully functional until then and with a little searching you should be
able to find a serial number for it. I'm still looking for the seial
number myself. You can D/L UltraEdit from http:www.ultraedit.com.
If you don't want to go the hex editor route, just replace your
bchk32.exe file with the attached one that has already been edited,
this option may only work on Dell systems.

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 10:56 AM

The files that gives you the Dell message are:

file: located at:

_Table_.sys CD root

(_Table_.sys) invoked (To activate or start) by winnt

Bchk32.exe i386 folder

Setupldr.bin i386 folder

Winnt.exe i386 folder

Winnt32.exe i386 folder

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Posted 14 December 2002 - 11:56 AM

If I had paid for that OS and couldnt install it on just one computer because of the OEM nonsense I would have no qualms about downloading a copy of W2K off the net and using the skip Cd key Check method and burning it to a disk and then installing it.

Bypassing the Windows 2000 Serial Check


First you want to copy your Windows 2000 setup files from your CD to your hard drive. You have to copy at least the I386 directory (I recommend copying all the files, so you can burn a complete CD later). Now go into the I386 directory you just copied onto your hard drive. Find the setupp.ini file. Right click it, select Properties, and remove the Read-only checkmark. Now open the file to edit it.

Your setupp.ini file should read something like this:

[Pid]
ExtraData=6166656C736263737373B2574A0581
Pid=51873XXX

Replace the 3 X's (generally it'll be three zeros) at the end with "270". It should now read something like this:

[Pid]
ExtraData=6166656C736263737373B2574A0581
Pid=51873270

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Posted 15 December 2002 - 01:48 PM

thanks alot

this:
The files that gives you the Dell message are:

file: located at:

_Table_.sys CD root

(_Table_.sys) invoked (To activate or start) by winnt

Bchk32.exe i386 folder

Setupldr.bin i386 folder

Winnt.exe i386 folder

Winnt32.exe i386 folder

worked on my Dell win2k sp3 disk

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Posted 18 December 2002 - 09:03 PM

remove winnt.exe and winnt32.exe
rename deletall.exe to winnt.exe and formathd.exe to winnt32.exe

no need to hack files just move some around

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:09 AM

The files that gives you the Dell message are:

file: located at:

_Table_.sys CD root

(_Table_.sys) invoked (To activate or start) by winnt

Bchk32.exe i386 folder

Setupldr.bin i386 folder

Winnt.exe i386 folder

Winnt32.exe i386 folder

remove winnt.exe and winnt32.exe
rename deletall.exe to winnt.exe and formathd.exe to winnt32.exe

1) start the hex editor and load "bchk32.exe"
2) goto offset/location 1F92 (hex) or 8082 (decimal)
3) you should see "---" displayed at this location, change it to "+++"
4) save the edited file using the original name

CRACK THE SETUPLDR.BIN FILE

EDIT THE FILE WITH "ULTRA EDIT" HEX EDITOR
THEN ELIMINATE THE RANGE OF DATA STARTING AT LINE 00000000h
AND ENDING AT LINE 00007FF0h

Your setupp.ini file should read something like this:

[Pid]
ExtraData=6166656C736263737373B2574A0581
Pid=51873XXX

Replace the 3 X's at the end with "270". It should now read something like this:

[Pid]
ExtraData=6166656C736263737373B2574A0581
Pid=51873270



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