Microsoft Posts Steps to Change XP Keys

By Phantasm66
Sep 25, 2002
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  1. source: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,555024,00.asp
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 6,504

    And here is the lovely Microsoft Knowledge Base Article here!

    source: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q328874


    See Also:

    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,33474,00.asp
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,462414,00.asp
    http://www.winbeta.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=106
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,462414,00.asp
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    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."
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

  5. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,245

    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"
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    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.

    - These are the thoughts of Vehementi and not those of Techspot.com or it's affiliates -
  7. johnnyw2113

    johnnyw2113 Newcomer, in training

    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.
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    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.
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