Monday, March 20, 2006

Change Windows XP pirated product key to a legal key

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
When you acquire a new Product ID for your Windows XP installation, follow these steps to change the Product Identification number:

Start Windows XP.

Click Start, and then click ECHO is on. Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents
In the right pane, right-click the OOBETimer binary value, and then click Modify.
Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate ECHO is on. Windows.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK:

%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe ECHO is on. /a
Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.
Click Change Product key .
Type the new product key in the New key boxes, and then click Update.
If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.
Product Activation works by confirming that the software product key or Product Identification number (required as part of product installation) has not been used on more computers than is permitted by the software license. Activations on the same computer that use the same product key are unlimited. Product Activation discourages piracy by limiting the number of times that a product key can be activated on different computers.

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