And here is the lovely Microsoft Knowledge Base Article here!
One site had the directions to doing that awhile ago, but recently I tried to load it and it read "This article has been removed by the request of Microsoft Corp."
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You know, I get asked that question a bunch....how can I get a copy of XP and beat the activation thing...My answer is always...."Get off your asprin and buy a legal copy"
Heh. Yeah BF, same situation with me. I tell people that all the time :dead: I recently tried to pirate off a copy of XP, but I gave up. The easiest way to go would be to download the .iso and then buy a license :haha:
It's not even worth the trouble.
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thanks a bunch, i am going to try the activation wizard and hope for the best. the version i have includes sp1. again thanks. johnny.
I can see the pros and cons to this. There are times where a phone call to M$ is either impractical, expensive, or not available. However, there is definitely a risk to piracy on this. While a real determined hacker should be able to do this easily, for the average joe nerd it's a little difficult. In any case, I think that if this is used for backup purposes or recovery from deep hardware repairs, it's a valid post. Thanks.