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Monday, December 6, 2010

Change XP Product KEY

Hi friends Here is the Straight forward way to convert your windows XP Genuine:

The Steps are:

1. Click on Start and then Run.

2. In the text box in the Run window, type regedit and click OK. This will open the Registry Editor program.

3. Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under My Computer and click on the (+) sign next the folder name to expand the folder.

4. Continue to expand folders until you reach the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Cu rrent Version\WPAEvents registry key.

5. Click on the WPAEvents folder.

6. In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate OOBETimer.

7. Right-click on the OOBETimer entry and choose Modify from the resulting menu.

8. Change at least one digit in the Value data text box and click OK. This will deactivate Windows XP.

Feel free to close Registry Editor at this point.

9. Click on Start and then Run.

10. In the text box in the Run window, type the following command and click OK. You can also copy and paste.

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

11. When the Let's activate Windows window appears, choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and then click Next.

12. Click the Change Product Key button at the bottom of the window.

Don't worry about filling anything out on this screen.

13. Type your new, valid Windows XP product key in the New key: text boxes and then click the Update button.

14. When your computer restarts, enter the command in step 10 to verify windows is activated and you should see “windows is already activated”.

You can Download the Valid XP Product Keys From HERE


You may feel tedious with this process.

But this is the efficient way.

Please follow the instructions carefully

and inform me whether it works or not.

This works for any XP no SP, SP1, SP2, SP3

You can also check the validation using microsoft website...

  • Click Validate Windows and follow the instructions to get your computer validated

3.If the Internet Explorer dialog box appears, click Yes.
The Internet Explorer dialog box
4.If the Information Bar dialog box appears, click OK.
The Information Bar dialog box
5.Notice the Information Bar at the top of the Web page that says, "This site might require the following ActiveX control: 'Windows Genuine Advantage' from 'Microsoft Corporation.'" Click Information Bar, and then click Install ActiveX Control.
The Install ActiveX Control command
6.In the Internet Explorer Security Warning dialog box, click Install.
The Internet Explorer Security Warning dialog box


Now that you have validated your copy of Windows, you can download and run free software from the Microsoft Download Center and Microsoft Update. Both sites offer many great downloads that make Windows XP more fun, reliable, and secure.

If you cannot use the online method, or wish to roll out across a network, Microsoft also provides a downloadable WGA diagnostic (direct download) utility.

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  2. Thanks for sharing it is really helpful the process is basic but i didn't had any idea about it . thanks