I just activated winxp, fauxpad, now have to re-activate

By wasasa66
Nov 15, 2008
  1. Oh no!

    smart me, activated winxp on my used laptop.
    stupid me, messed with the registry trying to do something good.
    would restart and open windows but when it got to my desktop would restart.
    smart me, went in to registry to undo what I did.
    stupid me, was worried that I screwed it up so I restored from last monday.
    Now I have the keys back. Wants me to activate windows again.

    I know there is a way to change the registry to put the new key in.
    A hand would be very appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Try this:
    Start->Run-> %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
  3. wasasa66

    wasasa66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Had to call microsoft. they were nice this time. couldn't sleep last night thinking about it. they gave me a new key. Phheww!
    thanks for the help. I did go to run and system root, but it didn't do what I wanted.

    Peace All
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