TechSpot

Change Xp Key to legal one

By conradguerrero
Aug 9, 2003
  1. Hi everybody!

    I bought Windows XP pro at a garage sale for cheap and guess what... its pirated just tried to update the thing

    Is there a way to change the pirated key to another key without reinstalling windows?

    thanx
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Microsoft itself has an article on how to change the Cd key. this is for administrators that have a legitimate need to change the key.

    and again for those who have a legitimate need to change the key ( perhaps they inadverdantly entered the wrong key) there is magical jellybean keyfinder which displays your current key and allows you to change it as well. you can find it at majorgeeks.com


    this is not a hackers tool it is a legitimate piece of software meant to be used by people that have a legitimate key.
     
  3. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 357

    lol

    i wouldnt never try to use a key generator, not because its illegal but because of all the virus/trojans that come with them
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    Do you have a legal key? And if you do, why did you need to buy another copy of xp?
     
  5. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 357

    i thought that the key was legal, actually it was a vain, desperate hope that was proved wrong. thats what u get when u buy cheap software from a stranger. i had win 98 before but it was OEM and so i cant roll back cause i didnt back it up and have no win 98 disk

    im happy with xp i have had zero blue screens of death so far and that makes me so happy!
    :)

    im assuming that if i buy an 'upgrade' copy i can use that key since 'upgrade' versions appear to be cheaper. i dont mind buying xp since its so stable imo.
     
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    That must have been some excellent pirating work since you couldn't tell the pirate CD from the original. With the holograms, manuals, certificates and original packaging and all..
     
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    HAHA, those pirates are getting better and better every day :haha:
     
  9. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 357

    yeah, looking at my disc its just a damn sticker placed on a cd-r...

    damn pirates

    puke:
     
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    I've seen some really professionally done ones... Although I've yet to see the holographic look done properly.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.